Nomination period opens for annual ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ contest

Bison Transport was named the Best Fleet to Drive For in the large fleet category.Bison Transport was named the Best Fleet to Drive For in the large fleet category.

Truck drivers can now nominate their fleet for the annual “Best Fleets to Drive For” contest, which is open to for-hire trucking companies with 10 or more trucks in the United States and Canada.

The nomination period for the contest, which is put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge, runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 31. Drivers can nominate their fleets here.

When a company accepts their driver’s nomination, CarriersEdge will have the fleet complete an electronic questionnaire and phone interview, and management and some drivers will be randomly selected to be surveyed about the company’s workforce environment.

“Building on last year’s insights about driver/office staff communication and the importance of making drivers feel like valued team members, we’re going to be asking specifically how companies keep drivers integrated with the business,” says Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “Do they get voicemail or email accounts? Are they able to walk into the main office or are they separated from other employees?”

After the nomination and judging period, the top 20 finalists will be named “Best Fleets to Drive For” and will be announced at the end of January 2018. From the group of 20, the carriers will be divided into small and large fleet categories, and two overall winners will be announced during the TCA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Fla., March 25-28.

Earlier this year, Bison Transport was named Best Fleet to Drive For in the large fleet category, and Grand Island Express won in the small fleet category.

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