Two trucking companies – one large and one small – were honored as part of the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual Best Fleets to Drive For recognition program in conjunction with CarriersEdge.
And they were:
FTC Transportation, Inc., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was selected as the Best Overall Fleet for the small carrier category, an award sponsored by EpicVue
Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was selected as the Best Overall Fleet for the large carrier category, an award sponsored by Bose Corporation
The awards were handed out at the TCA convention today, Tuesday, March 8 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.
Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey and contest that recognizes North American for-hire trucking companies providing the best workplace experiences for their drivers. To participate, fleets must be nominated by a company driver or independent contractor working with them, after which they are evaluated across a broad range of categories reflecting current best practices in human resources.
The 20 top finishers are identified as Best Fleets to Drive For and then divided in half according to size. The highest scoring fleet in each category is named overall winner.
This is the fourth time that FTC Transportation, Inc., has landed a spot in the Top 20, and the first time it has been named an overall winner. It was the smallest fleet to get into the Best Fleets Top 20, earning top marks for its employee benefits, combining solid health insurance coverage, 401(k), and above-average vacation allowances – all things that are uncommon in a fleet of FTC’s size.
2016 marks the second time Bison Transport has been named an overall winner of Best Fleets, and the sixth time the company has been listed in the Top 20. Even though its quite large, the company still manages to keep people engaged through a variety of committees and numerous online tools.
Jane Jazrawy, chief executive officer of CarriersEdge, said both of this year’s overall winners are providing a winning combination of outstanding programs for their drivers, satisfaction rates above 90 percent, and low driver turnover under 30 percent. Both companies were also the 2014 grand-prize winners of TCA’s National Fleet Safety Awards.
The Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest was open to any fleet operating 10 trucks or more, regardless of TCA membership status.