ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Nominations are now open for the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) this year’s Best Fleets to Drive For contest. This is the 15th year TCA and CarriersEdge have recognized top performing carriers through the annual contest.
Professional truck drivers and independent contractors are invited to formally nominate the company they work for; the nomination period ends Oct. 31.
“The Best Fleets to Drive For program started fifteen years ago during the 2008 recession, surprising us with the unique ways fleets addressed the needs of their drivers during times of uncertainty,” said TCA President Jim Ward. “I look forward to seeing what new standards carriers have implemented since last year’s program to better working conditions for professional drivers, and the industry as a whole.”
Fleets operating 10 or more tractor-trailers in the U.S. or Canada are eligible for nomination. Visit BestFleetsToDriveFor.com to learn about the program and how to submit a nomination. A TCA membership is not required to participate.
“By nominating a fleet, a professional truck driver is formally recognizing its company’s culture, programs and working environment,” a TCA news release said. If the nominated carrier chooses to participate in the contest, its senior management will take part in a questionnaire and interview, while a selection of drivers will participate in surveys, all of which dig deeper into the company’s policies and practices.
At the end of the evaluation process, the top 20 highest scoring fleets will be identified as Best Fleets to Drive For and announced at the end of January 2023. From this pool, companies will be divided into “small” and “large” carrier categories. Two overall winners will be recognized alongside fleets who will be entering the program’s Hall of Fame at the TCA Annual Convention, March 4-7, 2023, in Kissimmee, Florida.
“The program evolves every season to match what is happening in the industry,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “Over the past two years, we watched carriers work hard to meet the unprecedented challenges that arose during COVID. Now, we are excited to see what new ideas fleets have come up with to transition from the pandemic and meet the challenges of a fluctuating economy.”
To view best practices from last year’s program as well as profiles of the overall winners, visit www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com. Follow along with the contest on social media by searching the hashtag #BestFleets23. To view the program’s Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/BestFleetsToDriveFor
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