The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge have opened nominations for the 2022 Best Fleets to Drive For contest, which recognizes carriers who provide exceptional workplace environments within the trucking industry.
Through Oct. 31, truck drivers and independent contractors are invited to nominate their company for the contest. By nominating a fleet, a truck driver is recognizing the things about the company's culture that they like, such as outstanding compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment and training, TCA officials said in a press release.
If the company accepts the nomination and agrees to participate, TCA and CarriersEdge administers a survey which digs deeper into the fleet’s policies and practices, bringing to light the areas that are innovative and/or successful. Participating fleets will answer questions about their current human resources practices, both electronically and through phone interviews with senior management and a random sampling of their drivers.
To be eligible, a fleet must operate 10 or more tractor-trailers in the U.S. or Canada.
The top 20 finishers will be identified as Best Fleets to Drive For and will be announced in January 2022. From this pool, companies will then be divided into both "small" and "large" categories, and two overall winners will be selected. Winners will be recognized March 19-22, 2022, at the TCA Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
“This program evolves every year to reflect changes in the industry, but this year, the changes have been a little more drastic than others with remote work becoming more common and carriers having to deal with intense weather events and cybersecurity issues on top of the challenges they’re used to,” CarriersEdge CEO Jane Jazrawy said in a press release. “Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen fleets go above and beyond to support their drivers, so it will be exciting to see more of those details this year.”