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20 Fleets Are Named Best Fleets to Drive For®

Author: Shawn Khalilian

Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge have named twenty trucking companies as the 2013 Best Fleets to Drive For®. The contest identifies for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences for their drivers. This year's winners are listed below:

  • Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. - Breslau, Ontario
  • Erb Group of Companies - New Hamburg, Ontario
  • Fremont Contract Carriers - Fremont, Nebraska
  • FTC Transportation, Inc. - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Gordon Trucking, Inc. - Pacific, Washington
  • Grand Island Express - Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Halvor Lines, Inc. - Superior, Wisconsin
  • Landstar System, Inc. - Jacksonville, Florida
  • Load One Transportation & Logistics - Taylor, Michigan
  • Motor Carrier Service, Inc. - Northwood, Ohio
  • Paramount Freight Systems - Jeffersonville, Ohio
  • Sammons Trucking - Missoula, Montana
  • Spirit Truck Lines, Inc. - San Juan, Texas
  • Steed Standard Transport Ltd. - Stratford, Ontario
  • Steelman Transportation - Springfield, Missouri
  • Tennant Truck Lines, Inc. - Colona, Illinois
  • TimeLine Logistic International - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Trimac Transportation - Calgary, Alberta
  • WTI Transport - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Yanke Group of Companies - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

For demonstrating innovation in their driver programs, five companies have been identified as “Fleets to Watch” (honorable mentions):

  • Celadon Canada - Kitchener, Ontario
  • Farm2Fleet - Gibson City, Illinois
  • Freight Exchange of North America, LLC - Chicago, Illinois
  • Prime, Inc. - Springfield, Missouri
  • Transpro Freight Systems Ltd. - Milton, Ontario

This is the fifth year that the annual contest has taken place. The winners were selected by owner operators and company drivers, who were asked to submit nominations starting in the Fall of 2012. Only carriers that operate 10 or more trucks were eligible for nomination. CarriersEdge  first confirmed the validity of the nominations and the trucking companies' desire to participate, and then interviewed human resources representatives and executives of the nominated fleets, and evaluated their corporate direction, policies, and programs.

Mark Murrell, president of CarriersEdge, said: "It's a pleasure to report that we had a 50% increase in nominations and participation for the fifth anniversary of the program. Clearly, being named a Best Fleet to Drive For® is a prestigious title that is motivating companies to constantly raise the bar on the offerings they provide their truck drivers."

The next phase of the contest is to choose winners from two sub-categories: Best Overall Fleet for Owner Operators, and Best Overall Fleet for Company Drivers. These overall winners will be honored at the TCA Annual Convention, March 3-6, 2013, at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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