TCA and CarriersEdge Seek Nominations for 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For Contest

07/06/2020

Does your company have what it takes to be named a Best Fleet?

Alexandria, Virginia and Markham, Ontario:

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge encourage professional truck drivers and independent contractors to nominate their companies as Best Fleets to Drive For®.

The annual contest and survey evaluates and identifies employers who provide exceptional workplace environments within the trucking industry. For the first time in its 13-year history, the nomination dates will be earlier than normal – July 6 through September 6, 2020 – as TCA’s Annual Convention will be held in January 2021. Visit www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com to learn more and to nominate.

By nominating a fleet, a professional truck driver is recognizing the things about the company’s culture that he/she likes, such as outstanding compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment, training, etc. 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 both “small” and “large” categories, and two overall winners will be selected.

According to CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy, “This program evolves every year to reflect changes in the industry, and this is no different. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen fleets go above and beyond to support their drivers, and we’re excited to start capturing more of those details through this process.”

“The Best Fleets to Drive For program is one with which each and every carrier wishes to align themselves,” said TCA President John Lyboldt. “Year after year, we’re honored to showcase these very deserving fleets. Especially this year, we want to recognize those that have provided an excellent workplace for drivers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Top 20 winners, and two overall winners from each respective category, will be recognized January 23-26, 2021 during Truckload 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.

In late August, fleets 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.

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors, EpicVue and TruckRight.

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 #BestFleets21.

To view the program’s Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/BestFleetsToDriveFor.