The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are looking for nominations from truck drivers and independent contractors for the 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For.
The annual contest throws a spotlight on carriers that provide exceptional workplace environments within the industry. For the first time in its 13-year history, the nomination dates have been moved up – July 6 through September 6, 2020 – since TCA’s Annual Convention will now be held in January 2021.
“The Best Fleets to Drive For program is one with which each and every carrier wishes to align themselves,” said TCA President John Lyboldt. “Year after year, we’re honored to showcase these very deserving fleets. Especially this year, we want to recognize those that have provided an excellent workplace for drivers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Nominators recognize the parts of the company’s culture that he/she likes (i.e., outstanding compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment, training). Companies that accept the nomination and participate are then given a survey that digs deeper to find innovative and successful policies and practices.
Eligible fleets must operate 10 or more tractor-trailers in the U.S. or Canada, and TCA membership is not required. The top 20 finalists will be identified as Best Fleets to Drive For and announced in January 2021. Companies will then be divided into both “small” and “large” categories, and two overall winners will be selected.
“This program evolves every year to reflect changes in the industry, and this is no different,” said CarriersEdge CEO Jane Jazrawy. “Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen fleets go above and beyond to support their drivers, and we’re excited to start capturing more of those details through this process.”
The Top 20 winners and two overall winners from each respective category will be recognized January 23-26, 2021, during Truckload 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.