EpicVue Wants To Make Life On The Road More Entertaining, Less Lonely

CDL Life

Apr 24, 2015

Do you hate missing Game of Thrones on Sunday night because you’re on the road? If EpicVue has it’s way, you’ll never have this problem again.   A growing number of fleets are trying a new technique to increase driver retention — by giving them access to satellite TV services. According to EpicVue, television is a solution for the epidemic levels of isolation that drivers face every day. They say that access to the shared story telling that TV provides will make life on the road less lonely — and will also give drivers something to talk about with family members and new friends that they might meet out on the road. If you’re able to catch some of Sunday’s big football game, it’s a little easier to strike up a conversation with another sports fan at a truck stop — or with your son back home over the phone. Those little interactions have a lot of impact on driver happiness, says EpicVue.   EpicVue says that it is a solution for fleets looking to solve retention problems because their services increase the quality of life for drivers, making them less likely to jump ship. As turnover is incredibly costly for trucking companies, EpicVue could be a cost effective solution if it proves to be successful.   EpicVue offers drivers a satellite dome antenna, DVR with dual-tuner receiver and remote, 24” flat screen HDTV, permanent and temporary mount, and an easy mount off-air antenna. The channel list includes basic cable channels as well as premium channels like NFL Sunday Ticket, HBO, and Showtime.   See Original Article Image Credit: CDL Life
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