EpicVue sponsors TCA Highway Angel program

Fleet Owner

Jan 21, 2015

In-cab satellite TV package provider EpicVue will be the exclusive sponsor of the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) Highway Angel program. The program awards truck drivers for good deeds, ranging from simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire, to heroic life-saving efforts.   “EpicVue was created to help with the long-haul truck driver’s quality of life, and the rapid and positive response from the industry has inspired us to give back,” said Lance Platt, CEO. “We are proud to associate with an organization that recognizes the good deeds commercial drivers do, and we look forward to helping this great cause.”   Highway Angel aims to improve the public's image of truck driving as a profession by collecting and promoting positive stories about truck drivers who help fellow motorists while out on the road. Highway Angels are presented with a truck decal, lapel pin, clothing patch, and personalized certificate of appreciation. The drivers' companies also receive a certificate of recognition that they can display in their terminals or offices. Select Angel stories are then disseminated to the mass media, industry trade press, and/or social media.   This year, at TCA’s annual convention, scheduled for March 8-11, 2015, at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, FL, EpicVue and TCA will present a newly created award to the Highway Angel who best embodied the spirit of the program for the year 2014. In addition to a trophy and recognition, this “EpicAngel” will receive a complimentary EpicVue satellite TV package that includes a 24-in. flat screen TV, a DVR, and a one-year subscription to over 100 channels of DirecTV programming, including premium channels such as HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and the NFL Sunday Ticket.   “By choosing to sponsor our program, EpicVue is demonstrating its commitment to the trucking industry and improving the image of the professional truck driver. Thus, we share the same ideals,” said Deborah Sparks, TCA’s vice president of development. “We welcome them as our sponsor and look forward to successful partnership.”   To nominate a driver as a Highway Angel, or to learn more about the program and its honorees, visit the Highway Angel Web page at http://www.truckload.org/Highway-Angel or Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/tcanews.   See Original Article Image Credit: Highway Angel
Nussbaum Transportation and Prime Inc., were named the Best Overall Fleet in their respective categories in the Truckload Carriers Associations’ 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For Contest.   Hudson, Illinois-based Nussbaum took top honors in the small carrier category and Springfield, Missouri-based Prime received the honor for the large carrier category. Prime and Nussbaum have both been named to the Best Fleets Top 20 multiple times, but are winning the overall award for the first time.   Nussbaum operates a fleet of 400 tractors, combining both high- and low-tech solutions to create a balance across its programs. The company scored high in several categories including having an industry leading scorecard and mobile app, a simple, effective driver outreach schedule and a formal career path and certification program.   Prime’s fleet includes 7,200 tractors, but was noted for maintaining a personal touch despite it’s size. The company hosts a variety of committees, social groups and educational offerings, providing contractors with a range of options for personal and professional development. New for this year, the company implemented a new program in partnership with Missouri Good Dads, to help drivers build and strengthen family connections while away on the road.   Both companies were also noted for their safety and retention numbers as well as satisfaction scores well above 90%.   “For several years, these fleets have been catching our eye with their range of creative programs,” said Jane Jazrawy, CarriersEdge chief executive officer. “Each year they continue to expand on those offerings, so it’s easy to see why their drivers speak so highly of them, and why they’re achieving such stellar results.”   Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey, now in its 11th year, that recognizes North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experience for their drivers. To participate, fleets must be nominated by a company driver or independent contractor working with them, after which they are evaluated across a broad range of categories reflecting current best practices in human resources.   From the nominated fleets, the top 20 finishers are identified as the Best Fleets to Drive For and are then categorized according to size. The highest scoring fleet in each category is named the overall winner.   The Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest is open to any fleet operating 10 or more trucks, regardless of TCA membership status. Nominated fleets are evaluated in areas such as: Driver compensation, pension and benefits, professional development, driver and community support, and safety record. The award is offered in partnership with CarriersEdge and is co-sponsored by DMC Insurance and EpicVue.   “Year after year, the overall winners are truly changing the game,” said John Lyboldt, TCA president. “It’s imperative that fleets establish driver-centric offerings which attract and retain a skilled workforce, while establishing programs that improve the work-life balance for their employees. Prime Inc. and Nussbaum Transportation have done just that. Congratulations to both winners on this well-deserved honor.”       https://www.truckinginfo.com/326830/nussbaum-prime-named-best-overall-in-tcas-best-fleets-to-drive-for