The 14th annual program seeks best workplaces in the trucking industry
Alexandria, Virginia and Markham, Ontario - Since 2008, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge have sought to identify and recognize the top tier carriers, what exactly makes them so successful and encourage professional truck drivers and independent contractors to nominate their companies as Best Fleets to Drive For®.
From September 7th to October 31st, 2021, professional drivers and independent contractors can nominate their company. The annual contest and survey evaluates and identifies employers who provide exceptional workplace environments within the trucking industry. Visit www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com to learn more about the program and how to submit a nomination.
By nominating a fleet, a professional truck driver is recognizing the things about the company's culture that they like, such as outstanding compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment, training, and more. If the company accepts the nomination and agrees to participate, the survey then digs deeper into its policies and practices, bringing to light the areas that are innovative and/or successful.
To be eligible, a fleet must operate 10 or more tractor-trailers in the U.S. or Canada. TCA membership is not required. Participants will answer questions about their current human resources practices, both electronically and through phone interviews with senior management and a random sampling of their drivers. The top 20 finishers will be identified as Best Fleets to Drive For® and will be announced in January 2022. From this pool, companies will then be divided into both "small" and "large" categories, and two overall winners will be selected.
As CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy states, “This program evolves every year to reflect changes in the industry, but this year, the changes have been a little more drastic than others with remote work becoming more common and carriers having to deal with intense weather events and cybersecurity issues on top of the challenges they’re used to. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen fleets go above and beyond to support their drivers, so it will be exciting to see more of those details this year.”
"I continue to be amazed by the Best Fleets to Drive For® winners," said TCA President John Lyboldt. "By setting such high standards for their own businesses, these carriers influence the entire industry to provide a better working environment for all employees. I look forward to seeing the innovative practices highlighted through this year's competition."
The top 20 finalists identified as Best Fleets to Drive For® will be announced at the end of January. From this pool, companies will then be divided into both "small" and "large" categories, and two overall winners will be recognized March 19-22, 2022, at the TCA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In late-October, companies that have been nominated (or believe they will be nominated) and are considering participating are invited to learn more about the program requirements through a free, interactive webinar. More details will be released as they are finalized, but the event will outline the questions that surveyors will ask, data requirements, and methods for collecting better information more easily.
To view best practices from last year's program as well as profiles of the overall winners, visit www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com. Follow along with the contest on social media by searching the hashtag #BestFleets22.
To view the program's Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/BestFleetsToDriveFor.