Truck News (February 5, 2014)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Seven of 20 companies named among the Best Fleets to Drive For are Canadian.
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge announced the 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.; DJ Knoll Transport, Emerald Park, Sask.; Kriska Holdings, Prescott, Ont.; TimeLine Logistic International, Saskatoon, Sask.; Transpro Freight Systems, Milton, Ont.; and Trimac Transportation, Calgary, Alta.
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.
“Each year, I am more and more amazed at the innovative programs these fleets are implementing, regardless of their size. And several of the Best Fleet winners are also in contention for TCA’s National Fleet Safety Awards, so clearly these are not just nice places to work - they’re also safe,” added Chris Burruss, president of TCA.
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