Two overall winners, in large and small fleet categories, will be named during TCA’s Annual Convention — Truckload2020: Orlando — being held March 1-3 - Photo: TCA

Two overall winners, in large and small fleet categories, will be named during TCA’s Annual Convention — Truckload2020: Orlando — being held March 1-3

Photo: TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge announced the 2020 Best Fleets to Drive For, a group of 20 for-hire trucking companies from across North America. The fleets are being recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional truck drivers and employees.

“Now in its 12th year, the program continues to showcase the best fleets in the industry,” said CarriersEdge CEO Jane Jazrawy in a press release. “These carriers constantly raise the bar when it comes to driver satisfaction, innovative programs, and superior work environment.”

The Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For for 2020 are:

  • American Central Transport, Kansas City, Missouri
  • America's Service Line, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Central Oregon Truck Company, Redmond, Oregon
  • Challenger, Cambridge, Ontario
  • Fortigo Freight Services, Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Fremont Contract Carriers, Fremont, Nebraska
  • FTC Transportation, Oklahoma City
  • Garner Trucking, Findlay, Ohio
  • Grand Island Express, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Halvor Lines, Superior, Wisconsin
  • Load One Transportation & Logistics, Taylor, Michigan
  • Motor Carrier Service, Northwood, Ohio
  • Nussbaum Transportation Services, Hudson, Illinois
  • Prime Inc., Springfield, Missouri
  • Thomas E. Keller Trucking, Defiance, Ohio
  • TLD Logistics Services, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Transpro Freight Systems, Milton, Ontario
  • Wellington Motor Freight, Aberfoyle, Ontario

Motor Carrier Service is celebrating a milestone this year, with a decade on the list. Additionally, two fleets have achieved the milestone of five consecutive years on the list: Prime and TLD Logistics Services.

In addition to the Top 20, TCA and CarriersEdge identified five honorable mentions, a group of Fleets to Watch:

  • Averitt Express, Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Brenny Specialized, Saint Joseph, Minnesota
  • Leonard's Express, Farmington, New York
  • Melton Truck Lines, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Wilson Logistics, Springfield, Missouri

The Best Fleets program requires companies operating 10 or more trucks to receive a nomination from one of their company drivers or owner-operators. Fleets are 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 are 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 — Truckload2020: Orlando — to be held March 1-3 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.

The Best Fleets to Drive For overall winner awards are sponsored by EpicVue and TruckRight.

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