The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge encourage truck drivers to nominate companies as Best Fleets to Drive For.
The annual contest and survey, now in its 12th year, evaluates and identifies those trucking companies who provide exceptional workplace environments.
The two overall winners will be recognized March 1-3, at the TCA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Florida.
By nominating a fleet, a driver is recognizing the things about the company’s culture that he/she likes, such as outstanding compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment, training. If the company accepts the nomination and agrees to participate, the survey then digs deeper into its policies and practices, bringing to light the things it does 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 2020. From this pool, companies will then be divided into “small” and “large” categories, and two overall winners will be selected.
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.