This week, two trucking companies were recognized as Overall Winners of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge 2022 Best Fleets to Drive For award.
This year, the Best Overall Fleet in the large carrier category was presented to Challenger Motor Freight Inc., of Cambridge, Ontario.
Challenger employs 1052 drivers and stands out for professional development programs and investments in driver efficiency, cybersecurity, and military support.
The Best Overall Fleet in the small carrier category went to Garner Trucking, Inc., of Findlay, Ohio.
Garner Trucking employs 83 drivers and is notable for its new entrant program and diversity efforts, as well as recognition and driver support programs typically only seen in much larger companies.
The annual Best Fleets to Drive For recognizes the North American for-hire trucking companies who provide the best workplace experience for their drivers. To be considered, 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. Only fleets with 10 or more trucks are eligible for the award.
CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy said, “”Both of these fleets have been in the Top 20 for several years and we’ve seen how they continue to add new things year after year. With that steady effort, and a collaborative approach that includes drivers in the process, it’s no wonder they’re seeing the results they are.”
TCA President John Lyboldt agrees. “Year after year, the overall winners are truly changing the game,” he said. “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. Garner Trucking, Inc. and Challenger Motor Freight Inc. have done just that. Congratulations to both winners on this well-deserved honor.”
In February, the list of Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive for in 2022 was released.