Winner for Best Overall Fleet for Small Carriers: FTC Transportation


Posted by Emory Mills on 03/08/2016

Truckload Carriers Association Logo2016 Best Fleets to Drive For, Best Overall Fleet for Small Carrier Logo

 Truckload Carriers Association Unveils Overall Winners of 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For:
FTC Transportation and Bison Transport

Award goes to fleets with an outstanding combination of excellent driver programs, high satisfaction rates, and low turnover

LAS   VEGAS, Nev. – At its Annual Convention, taking place this week at the Wynn   Las Vegas Resort, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and its partner   CarriersEdge announced the names of the overall winners of the 2016 Best   Fleets to Drive For. FTC Transportation, Inc., of   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was selected as the Best Overall Fleet for the small   carrier category, an award sponsored by EpicVue, the industry leader in   in-cab entertainment services for trucking fleets. Bison Transport   of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was selected as the Best Overall Fleet for the large   carrier category, an award sponsored by Bose Corporation, manufacturer of the   award-winning Bose Ride® system for heavy-duty trucks.

Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey and contest that   recognizes North American for-hire trucking companies providing the best   workplace experiences 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. The 20 top finishers are   identified as Best Fleets to Drive For and then divided in half   according to size. The highest scoring fleet in each category is named   overall winner.

This is the fourth time that FTC Transportation, Inc., has landed a spot   in the Top 20, and the first time it has been named an overall winner. It was   the smallest fleet to get into the Best Fleets Top 20, demonstrating   that it’s not necessary to be big in size in order to have big ideas. FTC   earned top marks for its employee benefits, combining solid health insurance   coverage, 401(k), and above-average vacation allowances – all things that are   uncommon in a fleet of FTC’s size.

2016 marks the second time that Bison Transport has been named an overall   winner of Best Fleets, and the sixth time the company has been   listed in the Top 20. Bison continues to push the limits in every category   evaluated for Best Fleets. Even though its size is quite large, the   company still manages to keep people engaged through a variety of committees   (including equipment spec’ing, workflow efficiencies, wellness, and retention   and referrals) and numerous online tools.

Jane Jazrawy, chief executive officer of CarriersEdge, noted that both of   this year’s overall winners are providing a winning combination of   outstanding programs for their drivers, satisfaction rates above 90%, and low   driver turnover under 30%. Both companies were also the 2014 grand-prize   winners of TCA’s National Fleet Safety Awards.

“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,” she 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.”

John Lyboldt, TCA’s president, said, “What happens in a trucking company   every day is the biggest opportunity for increasing revenue and net profit.   The leaders and their teams who have figured this out are examples for all of   us to learn from. The Best Fleets winners raise the bar for all of   us to reach for, and they provide a road map of success in building a   sustainable workforce. Anyone who loves what they do knows they are valued,   important, and respected. Congratulations Best Fleets.

The Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest was open to any   fleet operating 10 trucks or more, regardless of TCA membership status.   Nominated fleets were evaluated in areas like driver compensation, pension   and benefits, professional development, driver and community support, and   safety record.

For more information about the Best Fleets to Drive For program,   please visit www.BestFleetstoDriveFor.com.   You can also follow TCA on Twitter (www.truckload.org/Twitter)   or Facebook (www.truckload.org/Facebook)   or search the hashtag #BestFleets2016 on social media networks.

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TCA is the only national trade association whose collective sole focus is the truckload segment of the motor carrier industry. The association represents dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, and intermodal container carriers operating in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Representing operators of more than 200,000 trucks, which collectively produce annual revenue of more than $20 billion, TCA is an organization tailored to specific truckload carrier needs.

CarriersEdge is a leading provider of online driver training for the trucking industry. With a comprehensive library of safety and compliance courses, supported by advanced management and reporting functions, CarriersEdge helps hundreds of fleets train their drivers without sacrificing miles or requiring people to come in on weekends. CarriersEdge is also the creator of the Best Fleets to Drive For program, an annual evaluation of the best workplaces in the North American trucking industry, produced in partnership with Truckload Carriers Association.