Oct 16, 2013
Think your fleet is one of the best in the trucking industry? The Truckload Carriers Association's (TCA) 6th annual Best Fleets to Drive For® award is right around the corner, so now is the time to see how your fleet stacks up against the rest.
Best Fleets to Drive For® is an annual evaluation of North American for-hire trucking companies that provide an exceptional workplace environment for drivers and owner-operators. Conducted by CarriersEdge in partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), the Best Fleets to Drive For® award highlights the best employers in the trucking industry.
This annual contest and survey promotes positive elements and great opportunities within the trucking industry. In addition to these accolades, this award sets higher employer standards for companies to follow through the documentation of success stories and showcase of fleets providing exceptional workplace environments.
"This program publicly recognizes and celebrates the fleets that are working to provide exceptional workplace environments," said Mark Murrell, president of CarriersEdge. "As we survey the participants, we're documenting a series of success stories that model best practices for other companies to adopt or follow. It's good for the carriers, the drivers, and the image of trucking, which is why the number of nominations seems to double every year. As we head into the next round, I have no doubt that this trend will continue."
The contest guidelines are straightforward for drivers or owner-operators: nominate your fleet for the award and complete the driver survey which is conducted to gain deeper feedback. In addition to the operator submitted metrics, company safety and driver retention data are collected, as well as corporate interviews of each nominated company. After data is compiled of all applicable fleets, it is reviewed to determine the Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For®. Before voting, read the full list of evaluation metrics.
There is no fee to nominate a company and the Best Fleets to Drive For® 2013 survey is open to all North American, for-hire trucking companies with 10 vehicles or more. Since this is a vote of the best fleets to drive for, only those employees that operate the vehicles can complete a nomination; i.e. office staff, management, and company owners cannot nominate their fleet.
To nominate a fleet, drivers can fill out the nomination form or send an email to Nominate@BestFleetsToDriveFor.com, and include the full name and contact info for both the nominated fleet and the individual submitting the nomination. Nomination deadline is 5:00 pm EST November 1st, 2013.