2018 Best Fleets To Drive For

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Anchorman's Comment
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Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge Announce 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are pleased to announce the 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For. These 20 for-hire trucking companies from across North America are being recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional truck drivers and independent contractors.

To be considered for the Best Fleets program, companies operating ten or more trucks had to receive a nomination from at least one of their company drivers or owner-operators. CarriersEdge then interviewed human resources representatives and executives of the nominated fleets regarding their corporate directions, policies, and programs. The fleets were evaluated using a scoring matrix covering a variety of categories, such as total compensation package, health benefits, pension plans, professional development opportunities, and career path/advancement opportunities, among other criteria.

Driver feedback was then compared with management's comments and incorporated into the final score, resulting in the selection of this year's winners and honorable mentions.

Here are the 2018 Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For:

• American Central Transport, Inc., Kansas City, MO

• Bison Transport, Winnipeg, MB

• Boyle Transportation, Billerica, MA

• Central Oregon Truck Company, Inc., Redmond, OR

• Challenger Motor Freight, Inc., Cambridge, ON

• Erb Group, New Hamburg, ON

• Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc., Fremont, NE

• FTC Transportation, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK

• Garner Trucking, Inc., Findlay, OH

• Grand Island Express, Inc., Grand Island, NE

• Halvor Lines, Inc., Superior, WI

• Maverick Transportation, LLC, North Little Rock, AR

• Motor Carrier Service, LLC, Northwood, OH

• Nussbaum Transportation, Hudson, IL

• Prime Inc., Springfield, MO

• Smokey Point Distributing, Arlington, WA

• Thomas E. Keller Trucking, Defiance, OH

• TLD Logistics Services, Inc., Knoxville, TN

• TransPro Freight Systems, Ltd., Milton, ON

• Veriha Trucking, Inc., Marinette, WI

Three companies, Bison Transport, Central Oregon Truck Company, and TransPro Freight Systems, have achieved the milestone of five consecutive years on the Best Fleets list.

Five companies have also been identified as "Fleets to Watch”--honorable mentions for demonstrating innovation in their driver programs:

• Bennett Motor Express, McDonough, GA

• Hoekstra Transportation, LLC, Kankakee, IL

• Larway Transportation, Barrie, ON

• LoadOne LLC, Taylor, MI

• Werner Enterprises, Omaha, NE

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
C T.'s Comment
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Whooooo! !#$#$#$% yea Maverick made the list!!

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millionmiler24's Comment
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wtf.gif Why is CRST not on this list? wtf-2.gif

How do I nominate them to be on that list? They should be #1. 😁

Linden R.'s Comment
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Last year there were many common names, now most of them are small companies that nobody knew existed. That makes sense; Bigger companies (some, at least) are caring less and less about you. All they want is your butt in that seat. Smaller companies are, on the other hand, getting better and better.

Rob's Comment
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Bigger companies (some, at least) are caring less and less about you. All they want is your butt in that seat. Smaller companies are, on the other hand, getting better and better

Somebody's been spending too much time on the other forums. The top tier drivers here work for multiple different companies and yet none of them have mentioned how they're being mistreated. Amazing how doing ones job the most effective, SAFE way are treated differently.

Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
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Bigger companies (some, at least) are caring less and less about you. All they want is your butt in that seat. Smaller companies are, on the other hand, getting better and better

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Somebody's been spending too much time on the other forums. The top tier drivers here work for multiple different companies and yet none of them have mentioned how they're being mistreated. Amazing how doing ones job the most effective, SAFE way are treated differently.

Amen to that!

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MC1371's Comment
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Bigger companies (some, at least) are caring less and less about you. All they want is your butt in that seat. Smaller companies are, on the other hand, getting better and better

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Somebody's been spending too much time on the other forums. The top tier drivers here work for multiple different companies and yet none of them have mentioned how they're being mistreated. Amazing how doing ones job the most effective, SAFE way are treated differently.

Preach Brother!

In full disclosure, when I hit my one yr mark with Swift I shopped around.

2 of the companies on that list said "Sorry, we can't match what you're making now".

But before it looks like I'm bashing anyone. Were all different and have different goals, wants and needs.

I've gotten used to running regional , the pay is solid, and I rarely have to interact with anyone in the office.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Bigger companies (some, at least) are caring less and less about you. All they want is your butt in that seat.

Linden, please share with me your personal knowledge and first hand experience with this particular matter, won't you?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Smaller companies are, on the other hand, getting better and better.

This one too while you're at it.

John M.'s Comment
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I drove for Halvor Line for six months until I got a local job. They are very nice to work for and I think it’s the sixth straight year they have made the list

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