2016 Best Fleets To Drive For

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2016 Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are pleased to announce the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For. In the 8th annual survey and contest, these 20 for-hire trucking companies from across North America are being recognized for providing outstanding workplace experiences for their employees and professional truck drivers:

  • Bay and Bay Transportation, Eagan, Minnesota
  • Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Central Oregon Truck Company, Inc., Redmond, Oregon
  • Challenger Motor Freight Inc., Cambridge, Ontario
  • Erb Group, New Hamburg, Ontario
  • Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc., Fremont, Nebraska
  • FTC Transportation, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Grand Island Express, Inc., Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Halvor Lines, Inc., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Interstate Distributor Co., Tacoma, Washington
  • Kriska Holdings Ltd., Prescott, Ontario
  • Landstar System, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida
  • Melton Truck Lines, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Motor Carrier Service, LLC, Northwood, Ohio
  • Nussbaum Transportation, Hudson, Illinois
  • Paramount Freight Systems, LLC, Ft Myers, Florida
  • Prime Inc., Springfield, Missouri
  • TLD Logistics Services, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee
  • TransPro Freight Systems, Ltd., Milton, Ontario

In addition, five companies have been identified as "Fleets to Watch" (honorable mentions) for demonstrating innovation in their driver programs:

  • Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc., Clayton, Alabama
  • Brenny Specialized, Inc., St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Crete Carrier Corporation, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Maverick Transportation, LLC, North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Trimac Transportation, Calgary, Alberta

To be considered for the Best Fleets program, a company operating 10 trucks or more had to be nominated by at least one of its company drivers or owner operators. CarriersEdge then interviewed human resources representatives and executives of the nominated fleets about their corporate direction, policies, and programs. Nominated fleets were evaluated against a scoring matrix covering a variety of categories, such as total compensation package (base pay, bonuses, vacation, sick days, etc.), health benefits, pension plans, professional development opportunities, career path/advancement opportunities, and more.

A selection of each fleet's drivers was also surveyed, with their feedback compared to management's and incorporated into the final score. The responses were then tallied, resulting in the selection of this year's winners and honorable mentions. Two companies, Landstar System, Inc., and Grand Island Express, Inc., reached the milestone of five consecutive years on the Best Fleets list.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Dm:

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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Thanks for sharing, Anchorman!

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Boomshaker E.'s Comment
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This is perfect timing info, seeing as how I will be putting out applications soon. Thank you Sir!

Anchorman's Comment
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You are welcome!

Here are links to previous years if anyone is interested:

2015 Best Fleets to Drive For

Best Fleets to Drive For: 2014

Nathan N.'s Comment
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Talked to a guy yesterday who runs with challenger motor freight and he said he loves it, now I know he was being honest lol.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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I'm addition to making the top 20 for the second year in a row, TCS is also awarding Interstate 2nd Place in their safest fleets Large Carrier division. smile.gifINTERSTATE TO RECEIVE FLEET SAFETY AWARD

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Anchorman's Comment
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Truckload Carriers Association Unveils Overall Winners of 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For: FTC Transportation and Bison Transport

At its Annual Convention, taking place this week at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner CarriersEdge announced the names of the overall winners of the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For.

FTC Transportation, Inc., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was selected as the Best Overall Fleet for the small carrier category, an award sponsored by EpicVue, the industry leader in in-cab entertainment services for trucking fleets.

Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was selected as the Best Overall Fleet for the large carrier category, an award sponsored by Bose Corporation, manufacturer of the award-winning Bose RideĀ® system for heavy-duty trucks.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I love the positive posts. Thanks for sharing it with us. You aren't Ron Burgandy are you?rofl-2.gif

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