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Leonard’s repeats among ‘Best Fleets’

Feb. 13, 2023
Refrigerated carrier lands on TCA’s and CarriersEdge’s prestigious list of North American for-hire trucking companies for the second straight year.

Leonard’s Express is one of the “Best Fleets to Drive For” for the second consecutive year.

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge once again named Leonard’s to the prestigious list of the top 20 for-hire trucking companies in North America for continuing to provide an exemplary work environment for drivers and other employees.

This year, 165 fleets were nominated and 95 finalists selected. TCA and CarriersEdge then narrowed the field to the 20 recently revealed award winners.

“Leonard’s Express has been named a Best Fleet to Drive For the last two years because of their commitment to ensuring driver success and well-being,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “From empowering their driver advocates to hosting routine simulator training, and from encouraging mental health days to a generous retirement plan, Leonard’s has created programs and a culture that supports its drivers from Day 1.”

To be considered for the Best Fleets program, for-hire companies operating 10 or more tractor-trailers had to receive a nomination from one of their company drivers or owner-operators. The fleets were then evaluated using a scoring matrix covering a variety of categories, including total compensation, health benefits, performance management, professional development, and career path/advancement opportunities, among other criteria. Surveys were also conducted to collect input from drivers and independent contractors working with the fleets.

“Accessibility to leadership is one of the things I admire most about this company,” explained Leonard’s driver Keith Buchanan on a recent episode of Leading the Way at Leonard’s, a podcast for truck drivers, and transportation and logistics professionals. “Senior leaders know who I am. I can reach out at any time, and I will be heard. I know they would be deeply concerned if I wanted to move to another company, and that is very important to me.”

Added Shannon Struzik, VP of people and development for Leonard’s: “Staying connected with our drivers allows us to focus on improvement, every single day. Our driver advisory board helps us keep a pulse on what matters most to drivers. This award is a testament to our dedicated staff who support drivers and make Leonard’s a great place to work for all employees.”

The top 20 fleets will be honored during the annual TCA Convention next month. The award ceremony is scheduled for March 6 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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