The results for the 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For are in! Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey and contest identifying the North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences for drivers and employees. To qualify, carriers had to be nominated by at least one of their drivers. 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, benefits, professional development opportunities, and career path/advancement opportunities. A selection of each fleet’s drivers was also surveyed, with their feedback compared to management’s and incorporated into the final score.
Twenty fleets from across North America were recognized including:
-Bay and Bay Transportation
-Central Oregon Truck Company, Inc.
-Challenger Motor Freight Inc.
-Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc.
-FTC Transportation, Inc.
-Grand Island Express, Inc.
-Halvor Lines, Inc.
-Interstate Distributor Co.
-Kriska Holdings Ltd.
-Landstar System, Inc.
– Melton Truck Lines, Inc.
-Motor Carrier Service, LLC.
-Paramount Freight Systems
-TLD Logistics Services, Inc.
-TransPro Freight Systems, Ltd.
There is something that all of these companies have in common, as noted by chief executive officer of CarriersEdge Jane Jazrawy, “For 2016, we’ve noticed a trend toward the theme of ‘flexibility’ in job structure and routing, as well as team communication. From within the Top 20 winner pool, it seems that many companies are creating different types of jobs so drivers have more options that suit their lifestyles. We’re seeing more and more communication going out on Facebook, meetings via web or conference call, and similar things that just generally make life more convenient for professional drivers.”
“We are honored to be named a Best Fleet to Drive For. At Melton Truck Lines, driver services are a priority,” said Angie Buchanan, Vice President of Safety & Human Resources. “We put together a mix of programs like the President’s Clubs, Elite Fleet, Lifeworks, Driver of the Month and Year, Safety Rewards Programs, Top Fuel Recognition and Profit Sharing Bonus Program to name a few. We also have onsite clinics and a dentist available at no cost to our drivers. We challenge ourselves every day to develop and maintain programs that make drivers feel like a part of the family and be recognized for a job well done. We know that professional drivers have choices and we want them to choose Melton.”
But the fun isn’t over yet, there will be a second phase to the contest where the highest scoring fleets will be divided into large and small fleet categories and then the two top winners will be selected. These winners will be announced at the TCA’s Annual convention in March at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about Best Fleets to Drive For please check out their website at: www.BestFleetsToDriveFor.com