Over a third of the North American companies named among the ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ are based in Canada.
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge unveiled the finalists for their annual Top 20 Best Fleets, with the grand prize winners to be named at the TCA convention in March.
Top 20 fleets from Canada include: Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Man.; Brian Kurtz Trucking, Breslau, Ont.; Kriska Holdings, Prescott, Ont.; Trimac Transportation, Calgary, Alta.; Transpro Freight Systems, Milton, Ont.; DJ Knoll Transport, Emerald Park, Sask.; and TimeLine Logistic International, Saskatoon, Sask.
‘Best Fleets to Watch’ included Drive Logistics, Windsor, Ont. and Erb Group of Companies, New Hamburg, Ont.
The contest, which recognizes the best working environments for company drivers and owner/operators, is open to for-hire fleets in the US and Canada. Fleets recognized among the Top 20 range from 25 trucks to 8,500. The contest also identifies emerging trends.
“The biggest trend we saw this year was a shift to mobile technology. Most companies are using smartphones and tablets to deliver information to their drivers, and some are even developing their own custom mobile apps,” said Mark Murrell, president of CarriersEdge, which administers the program.