Best Fleets to Drive For® is an annual survey and contest that identifies the for-hire carriers providing the best workplace experiences for their drivers.


Open to any for-hire trucking company operating 10 tractor-trailers or more under their own authority in the US or Canada.

There’s no cost to participate and no association membership requirements.

Fleets must be nominated by a driver or independent contractor currently working with them.

Important Dates

Nominations open Sep 3, 2023

Nominations close Oct 31, 2023

Interview deadline Dec 15, 2023

Driver Surveys closed Dec 31, 2023

Top 20, Hall of Fame and Fleets to Watch announced Jan 30, 2024

Overall winners announced April 8‑9, 2024


Each year, we do indepth interviews with all participating fleets, collect thousands of driver surveys, and identify the most successful programs and emerging trends across the industry. Results are compiled to identify the year’s Best Fleets, and published so everyone can see why these fleets are winners.

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After compiling the data, we recognize fleets across a range of categories, including:

  • Top 20 Best Fleets – The 20 fleets with the best overall scores for the year
  • Best Overal Fleet – Two fleets, one large and one small, with the best overall scores in their size category
  • Hall of Fame – Fleets that have been in the Top 20 for 10 consecutive years, or 7 years plus a “best overall” win
  • Fleets to Watch – 5 fleets that have innovative programs but didn’t make the Top 20

We also produce a results book breaking out all findings for the year – what new programs are working, where the innovation is happening, and what the overall trends are for the year.

See past results books
Education & Awards Conference

The Best Fleets Education & Awards Conference recognizes the winning fleets and shares insights into what makes them winners.

The Top 20 Best Fleets are recognized publicly on stage, and the 2 overall winners are unveiled – Best Overall Large Carrier and Best Overall Small Carrier.

Fleets entering or requalifying for the Hall of Fame are also presented on stage.

More than just an awards gala, the Best Fleets conference takes a deep dive into why these fleets are winners, and what others can learn from them. Multiple education sessions break out useful stats, emerging trends, and driver opinions on key topics.

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Learn more about what the winners are doing