Best Fleets to Drive For was launched in the summer of 2008 by CarriersEdge and Truckload Carriers Association and runs through the fall and winter each year. The program identifies trends, shares best practices, and publicly recognizes the for-hire carriers providing the best workplaces for their drivers.


Best Fleets to Drive For is open to any for-hire trucking company operating 10 trucks or more in the US or Canada. Fleets do not have to be members of TCA to participate and there's no cost to participate.

To be considered, fleets must be nominated by a driver or independent contractor currently working with them, then complete the evaluation process within prescribed timelines.

NOTE: For the purposes of this program, a for-hire fleet must exclusively haul freight on behalf of other companies. Any fleet that hauls its own products is considered to be a private fleet and is currently ineligible.

Evaluation Process

There are four stages to the Best Fleets evaluation process:

Once the questionnaire and interview stages are completed, and a sufficient number of driver surveys are submitted, fleets may advance to the final round. In the final round, scores are assigned for the breadth and depth of programs being offered, driver satisfaction levels, and driver retention and safety performance. Fleets with the best overall scores are named Best Fleets for the year.

Awards and Recognition

After the evaluation and scoring process is complete, fleets are recognized in a variety of different ways:

All fleets recognized in one of the categories above receive a distinct logo to identify themselves as winners or fleets to watch for the year. Each year's Top 20 are also presented on stage at the TCA Annual Convention, where the two overall winners are unveiled.

Key Dates

The Best Fleets evaluation process runs through the fall each year, with winners announced the following January:

Other Notes