The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge have announced the 2022 Best Fleets to Drive For. The Top 20 winners are comprised of for-hire trucking companies from across North America who are being recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional truck drivers and employees. TruckRight is proud to be one of two sponsors for this event.
New this year, TCA and CarriersEdge have expanded the program by adding a Hall of Fame category. This recognition level is above the regular Top 20 and honors fleets demonstrating Top 20 performance for extended periods of time. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, Fleets must be named as a Best Fleet for 10 consecutive years, or 7 years with at least one overall award. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by EpicVue.
“What an exciting time for this coveted contest as we launch the Hall of Fame category,” shared TCA President John Lyboldt. “During Truckload 2022: Las Vegas, we’re eager to recognize 28 fleets who are dedicated to providing the best possible workplace experience to their essential workers – professional truck drivers. Be sure to attend this year’s revamped awards presentation in March.”
“This year we saw more than 200 fleets nominated by their drivers for this program, and all participants were clearly stepping up their game,” said CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy. “This year’s Top 20 and Hall of Fame fleets rose to the top with a range of innovative and effective programs that continue to improve the work experience for their drivers.”
Congratulations to this year’s Top 20 winners:
American Central Transport — Kansas City, Missouri
Brenny Specialized, Inc. — Saint Joseph, Minnesota
Challenger Motor Freight Inc. — Cambridge, Ontario
Chief Carriers, Inc. — Grand Island, Nebraska
Continental Express, Inc. — Sidney, Ohio
Decker Truck Line, Inc. — Fort Dodge, Iowa
Erb Transport — New Hamburg, Ontario
Fortigo Freight Services Inc. — Etobicoke, Ontario
Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc. — Fremont, Nebraska
Garner Trucking, Inc. — Findlay, Ohio
K&J Trucking, Inc. — Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc. — Jacksonville, Florida
Leonard’s Express — Farmington, New York
Liberty Linehaul Inc. — Ayr, Ontario
Thomas E. Keller Trucking Inc. — Defiance, Ohio
TLD Logistics Services, Inc. — Knoxville, Tennessee
TransLand — Strafford, Missouri
TransPro Freight Systems Limited — Milton, Ontario
Veriha Trucking, Inc. — Marinette, Wisconsin
Wellington Group of Companies — Aberfoyle, Ontario
Hall of Fame recipients are as follows:
Bison Transport Inc — Winnipeg, Manitoba
Boyle Transportation — Billerica, Massachusetts
Central Oregon Truck Company, Inc. — Redmond, Oregon
FTC Transportation, Inc. — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Grand Island Express — Grand Island, Nebraska
Halvor Lines, Inc. — Superior, Wisconsin
Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc. — Hudson, Illinois
Prime Inc. — Springfield, Missouri
In addition to the Top 20, TCA and CarriersEdge identified five Fleets to Watch (honorable mentions):
Epes Transport System, LLC — Greensboro, North Carolina
GP Transco — Joliet, Illinois
Magnum LTD — Fargo, North Dakota
Stokes Trucking, LLC — Tremonton, Utah
TP Trucking — Central Point, Oregon
Two carriers are to be recognized for five consecutive years as a Best Fleet: American Central Transport and Thomas E. Keller Trucking Inc.
To be considered for the Best Fleets program, companies operating 10 or more trucks had to receive a nomination from 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.
Two overall winners, in large and small fleet categories, will be named during TCA’s Annual Convention — Truckload 2022: Las Vegas — set for March 19-22 at the Wynn Las Vegas.
To learn more about the Hall of Fame category, the nomination process, or additional information on the Best Fleets to Drive For program, visit www.bestfleetstodrivefor.com.
Be sure to follow the hashtag #BestFleets22 on social media to follow this year’s contest.