The Truckload Carrier Association seeks to honor North American carriers in its 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For contest, and time is running out to make a nomination. The nomination period is open until Oct. 31.
For a company to be eligible for the contest, a professional truck driver must nominate a for-hire fleet with 10 or more trucks operating in the U.S. or Canada at the contest website. TCA membership is not required.
The top 20 finalists 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 10-12 at the TCA Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
Once a company accepts their driver’s nomination, CarriersEdge will contact them and have them complete an electronic questionnaire detailing aspects of the company’s workplace environment such as compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment, and training. The questionnaire is supplemented by a telephone interview with senior management and a survey of a random sampling of the company’s drivers and owner-operators. The information gathered through this process reveals the key innovations that help to attract and retain skilled personnel in the trucking industry.
“Our industry is rapidly embracing innovative technologies and best practices that are making fleets safer and making life easier for our professional truck drivers,” said TCA President John Lyboldt. “This contest showcases the most forward-thinking companies and steps they are taking to retain their skilled workforces.”