TruckRight Insight

Top 20 Winners to Compete for Overall Award at Truckload 2021: Las Vegas in April

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are pleased to announce the 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For. These 20 for-hire trucking companies from across North America are being recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional truck drivers and employees.

"We are proud to recognize the winners of the 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For contest," shared TCA President John Lyboldt. "In a year where the essential services provided by our industry have come into public focus, it is especially important to acknowledge those carriers who are going above and beyond in setting the standards for workplace satisfaction. Each of the Top 20 winners should take pride in the dedication they have shown to our essential workforce."

"2020 was a year like no other, and the 2021 Best Fleets showed that they were stepping up to address those challenges," said CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy. "Even in the midst of a pandemic these fleets are focused on creating a great workplace experience for all their drivers, and with an average satisfaction rate over 90% their drivers clearly appreciate those efforts."

Congratulations to the following companies, many of whom are TruckRight clients:

  • American Central Transport - Kansas City, Missouri
  • Bison Transport - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Boyle Transportation - Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Central Oregon Truck Company, Inc. - Redmond, Oregon
  • Challenger - Cambridge, Ontario
  • Chief Carriers, Inc. - Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Erb Transport - New Hamburg, Ontario
  • Fortigo Freight Services Inc. - Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Fremont Contract Carriers, Inc. - Fremont, Nebraska
  • FTC Transportation, Inc. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Garner Trucking, Inc. - Findlay, Ohio
  • Grand Island Express - Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Halvor Lines, Inc. - Superior, Wisconsin
  • Jetco Delivery LLC - Houston, Texas
  • Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc. - Hudson, Illinois
  • Prime Inc. - Springfield, Missouri
  • Thomas E. Keller Trucking Inc. - Defiance, Ohio
  • Transpro Freight Systems Limited - Milton, Ontario
  • Wellington Motor Freight - Aberfoyle, Ontario
  • Wilson Logistics, Inc. - Springfield, MO

In addition to the Top 20, TCA and CarriersEdge identified five Fleets to Watch (honorable mentions):

  • AirTime Express - Mississauga, Ontario
  • Boyd Bros. Transportation - Clayton, Alabama
  • Carbon Express, Inc. - Wharton, New Jersey
  • K & J Trucking - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Western Dairy Transport - Cabool, Missouri

This year, Grand Island Express has achieved the milestone of 10 consecutive years on the list. Additionally, Garner Trucking has reached a milestone of five consecutive years on the list.

Two overall winners, in large and small fleet categories, will be named during TCA's Annual Convention - Truckload2021: Las Vegas - being held April 17-20 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

The overall winner awards are sponsored by EpicVue and TruckRight.

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.

For additional information on the Best Fleets to Drive For program, follow the hashtag: #BestFleets21 on social media or visit www.bestfleetstodrivefor.com.

Want to communicate directly with another human being?

We're here for you:   1.855.932.9323 | sales@truckright.com


Submit the form below to find out more or request a demo

Please type your full name.
Invalid email address.
Invalid Input
Please let us know about you.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input

Associations

TruckRight Packages
Recruiting ROI Comparison

Number of Trucks


TruckRight Enterprise $6.50

- TruckRight Pro $3.90

Truck Revenue/Mile
Maintenance/mile
Driver wage/mile
Benefits/burden cost %
Truck fuel usage mpg.
Fuel cost/mile
Profit/mile
Profit Loss from One Parked Truck
Average miles/day
Day cost of truck parked
Profit Loss from All Parked Trucks
Number of trucks parked/day
Total cost of parked trucks/day
Average parked truck savings (in days) from using TruckRight

TRUCKRIGHT ENTERPRISE MONTHLY SAVINGS
$1,087.11

TRUCKRIGHT PRO MONTHLY SAVINGS
$1,087.11

*Based on averages/month

Paper-based Filing
How much do you spend on paper-based filing?

Number of Trucks


Staffing
Benefit/burden cost %
Staffing cost/hour
Minutes/hour
Staffing cost/minute
Retrieving
Number of files reviewed/day
Time to review each file (minutes)
Average work days/month
Staffing cost/minute
Cost to review employee files
Handling
Preparing and filing time/document (minutes)
Number of documents/file
Staffing cost/minute
Staffing cost/month
Misfiled
Time spent finding a file that has been misfiled
Staffing cost/minute
Retrieving misfiled files
Storage
Floor space in sq/ft needed for one filing cabinet
Building occupancy price/square foot
File storage costs
Offsite storage cost
Storage cost
Faxing and Courier
Time to fax and retrieve documents (minutes)
Staffing cost/minute
Daily courier usage
Cost of courier usage
Work days/month
Faxing and courier costs/month

PAPER-BASED FILING IS VERY COSTLY $1,087.11

*Based on averages/month

Screening ROI
How much do you spend on screening drivers per hire?

ROI: $1,087.11
Total Annual Savings*


D.A.D Services
Total number of drivers in your fleet
Turnover %
Number of drivers screened per hire
Cost/month
Company Costings
Staffing hourly rate
Benefit/burden cost %
Total number of drivers in your fleet
Turnover %
Number of drivers screened per hire
Cost/month
Faxing and Courier
Time to fax and retrieve documents (minutes)
Staffing cost/minute
Daily courier usage
Cost of courier usage
Work days/month
Faxing and courier costs/month

TOTAL ANNUAL SAVINGS $1,087.11

*Based on averages/month

Compliance
How much do you spend on non-compliance?

Litigation Calculator


HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO RISK?

The true cost of an accident can be staggering. Besides direct costs, indirect costs like poor publicity, lost clients and lost productivity can take a toll. The average cost for a truck accident is $148,279, not including litigation. It would take an additional revenue of $7,413,950 to pay the accident costs, assuming an average profit margin of 2%. A study of over one million lines of data on truck violations discovered that over 28,000 trucking companies, representing over 200,000 trucks, operated with safety violations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association’s (FMSCA) settlement for non-compliance was $36,262,097 in 2014 with an average fine of over $7,000 per case.