Last year's Best Fleets to Drive For nominees. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Last year's Best Fleets to Drive For nominees. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

The contest and survey evaluate and identify employers that provide an exceptional workplace environment within the trucking industry.

Nominations are open from Sept. 8 to Oct. 31, 2015.

By nominating a fleet, a driver is acknowledging that there are things about the company’s culture that he or she likes. These things can include compensation, safety practices, benefits, equipment, training or other positive aspects.

If a company accepts the nomination and agrees to participate, the survey then digs deeper into its policies and practices. Participants will answer questions about current human resources best practices. The survey is meant to reveal the innovations that have been successful in attracting and retaining skilled personnel in the trucking industry.

To be eligible, a for-hire fleet must have 10 or more trucks and operate in the U.S. or Canada. TCA membership is not required.  

The top 20 finishers will be identified as Best Fleets to Drive For and will be announced in January 2016. The top 20 will be divided into both small and large categories and two overall winners will be recognized at the TCA Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., occurring March 6-9, 2016.

In mid-October, companies that have been nominated -- or believe they will be nominated – and are considering participating are invited to learn more about the survey requirements through a free webinar. The event will outline the questions that surveyors will ask, data requirements and methods for collecting better information more easily.

To nominate a fleet or find out more about the annual contest, visit