FTC Transportation, Bison Transport named Best Fleets to Drive For by TCA

CCJ Digital

Mar 9, 2016

The Truckload Carriers Association has named FTC Transportation and Bison Transport its 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For.   Oklahoma City, Okla.-based FTC was selected as the Best Overall Fleet for the small carrier category, an award sponsored by EpicVue. Bison Transport out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was named Best Overall Fleet for the large carrier category, an award sponsored by Bose Corporation.   This is the fourth time FTC has landed a spot in the Best Fleets Top 20 and the first time it’s been named an overall winner. It was the smallest fleet to get into the Best Fleets Top 20. The company earned top marks for its employee benefits, combining solid health insurance coverage, 401(k) and above-average vacation allowances, TCA announced.   Jane Jazrawy, chief executive officer of CarriersEdge, said both companies provide “outstanding programs” for their drivers, satisfaction rates above 90 percent and low driver turnover under 30 percent.   “It’s interesting that both of our Best Fleets overall winners are also previous grand champions in the safety arena. It may well be that their safety numbers are outstanding because of all the other things that they do,” Jazrawy said. “Both have taken a holistic approach to improving fleet operations and working to build a more efficient, more inclusive fleet that all drivers can benefit from. As a result, they have happier drivers, who focus on doing their jobs better, leading to better safety and more efficient operations. This, in turn, makes everyone happier, and the cycle continues.”   Fleets nominated for the awards are scored on a scoring matrix that includes: total compensation package (base pay, bonuses, vacation, sick days, etc.), health benefits, pension plans, professional development opportunities, career path/advancement opportunities and more. Drivers from the carrier nominees are also surveyed, with their feedback and management’s compared for the final score.   This is the 8th year of the contest. It’s open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets operating 10 or more trucks. To be considered, fleets must be nominated by one of their drivers, either a company driver or an owner-operator.   See Original Article Photo Credit: CCJ Digital
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