The annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest is now accepting applications from fleet drivers and owner-operators, according to the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA). Conducted by CarriersEdge, the application process is open to all for-hire trucking companies with 10 trucks or more, with top finishers and winners named for both company driver and owner-operator categories.
CarriersEdge, a provider of online driver training and testing services, will evaluate all driver fleet nominations based on criteria reflecting best practices, then corroborate that information through interviews with the fleet’s management and an additional random sampling of its drivers.
"Best Fleets to Drive For promotes the positives. It shows that there are a lot of good opportunities available right now in trucking", said John Kaburick, chairman of TCA and president of Earl L. Henderson Trucking Company. "When people who haven't previously considered a trucking career learn that carriers are offering unique bonus systems or perks like gym memberships, that could be just the incentive they need to give those companies - and the trucking industry in general - more serious consideration."
"Being listed as a Best Fleet to Drive For has a cascading effect", said Mark Murrell, president of CarriersEdge. "Companies represented in the survey get a lot of positive P.R., which results in more drivers wanting to work for them. Other carriers want the same competitive advantage, so they strive to implement similar or better features within their own companies. The end result is an improved trucking industry for everyone concerned."
Profiles of last year’s winners and winning best practices are available at the Best Fleets to Drive For website.