The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge today announced the 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For, including three OTA-CTA carriers from Canada.
Bison Transport, Winnipeg; Erb Transport, New Hamburg, Ont. and Transpro Freight Systems Limited, Milton, Ont. All made the top 20.
“When it comes to working with drivers, our Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For are North America’s best-of-the best in the for-hire trucking segment,” said CarriersEdge chief executive officer Jane Jazrawy. “This recognition program is now in its 11th year, and each year we’ve seen fleets up their game – making a positive difference in the lives of drivers with innovative programs.”
In addition, TCA and CarriersEdge identified five Fleets to Watch (honorable mentions), which included OTA fleet Liberty Linehaul from Ayr, Ont.
To be considered for the Best Fleets program, companies operating 10 or more trucks had to receive a nomination from at least one of their company drivers or owner-operators. The fleets were then evaluated using a scoring matrix covering a variety of categories, including total compensation, health benefits, performance management, professional development, and career path/advancement opportunities, among other criteria. Driver surveys were also conducted to collect input from drivers and independent contractors working with the fleets.
“The winners have set the bar high when it comes to keeping their professional truck drivers engaged while also providing a superior work environment,” said John Lyboldt, TCA’s president. “This coveted contest reveals the tremendous efforts put forth by these driver-centric companies.”
“An overall winner — in the large and small fleet categories — will be named during TCA’s Annual Convention, being held March 10-13 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.