On Tuesday, January 29th, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge announced the 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For.  FTC Transportation made this prestigious list for the 7th consecutive year, thanks to each of you.

“We are so grateful to have a team who treats each other with respect and desires to support Feed the Children’s mission. I am thankful to have such a well-focused team that works diligently to provide a Best Fleet To Drive For every day!”   -Greg Garen, President, FTC Transportation

To be considered for the Best Fleets program, companies operating 10 or more trucks had to receive a nomination from at least one of their company drivers or owner operators.  The fleets were then 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 were also conducted to collect input from drivers and independent contractors working with the fleets.

According to John Lyboldt, TCA’s president, the Best Fleets program and its annual list of the Top 20 ha grown to become one of the most anticipated announcements in the industry.  ” The winners have set the bar high when it comes to keeping their professional truck drivers engaged while also providing a superior work environment.  This coveted contest reveals the tremendous efforts put forth by these driver-centric companies.”

“We do a very thorough analysis and take a deep dive into each fleet’s programs,” said CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy.  “An important component in the scoring process is analyzing driver feedback on the company and then comparing it with management’s comments.  The two need to align in order for fleets to score well.  This year’s Top 20 had an average driver satisfaction rate over 91%, and annual driver turnover under 35%, so what they’re doing is obviously working.”

An overall winner – in the large and small fleet categories – will be named during TCA’s Annual Convention being held March 10-13.  For additional information on the Best Fleets to Drive For program, follow the hashtag: #BestFleets19 on TCA’s Twitter and Facebook pages or go to http://www.bestfleetstodrivefor.com/