The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge today announced Bison Transport and Paramount Freight Systems as winners of the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.
Paramount, based in Jeffersonville, Ohio, won in the owner-operator division. Bison, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, won in the company driver division.
TCA’s Best Fleets awards are based on many criteria.
The program is sponsored by Bose Ride and Marsh, an insurance broker. The awards were announced at TCA’s annual meeting near Dallas.
The awards criteria included total compensation package (base pay, bonuses vacation), health benefits, pension plans, advancement opportunities, professional development opportunities, driver turnover rate and the fleet’s safety record.
The nomination process began with company drivers and owner-operators nominating carriers with 10 or more trucks. Drivers for the carriers also were surveyed, and CarriersEdge interviewed representatives from the carriers and scored them.
Among the 20 finalists that were recently announced, the smallest has 25 drivers and the largest has more than 8,500.
The other finalists were:
Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd., Breslau, Ontario
Central Oregon Trucking Company, Inc., Redmond, Oregon
DJ Knoll Transport Ltd., Emerald Park, Saskatchewan
Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc., Fremont, Nebraska
FTC Transportation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Gordon Trucking, Inc., Pacific, Washington
Grammer Industries, Inc., Grammer, Indiana
Grand Island Express, Grand Island, Nebraska
Halvor Lines, Inc., Superior, Wisconsin
Kriska Holdings Ltd., Prescott, Ontario
Landstar System, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida
Load One, LLC, Taylor, Michigan
Motor Carrier Service, Inc., Northwood, Ohio
Prime Inc., Springfield, Missouri
Sue Vinje Trucking, Superior, Wisconsin
TimeLine Logistic International Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Transpro Freight Systems, Ltd., Milton, Ontario
Trimac Transportation, Calgary, Alberta