(MCDONOUGH, GA., March 12, 2019) – The Truckload Carriers (TCA) and CarriersEdge announced that Bennett Motor Express and Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging have been recognized as a 2019 Best Fleet to Drive For®, finishing in the top 10 Large fleets.
“When it comes to working with drivers, our Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For are North America’s best-of-the best in the for-hire trucking segment,” said CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy. “This recognition program is now in its 11th year, and each year we’ve seen fleets up their game – making a positive difference in the lives of drivers with innovative programs.”
To be considered for the Best Fleets program, companies operating 10 or more trucks had to receive a nomination from at least one of their company drivers or owner operators. The fleets were then evaluated using a scoring matrix covering a variety of categories, including total compensation, health benefits, performance management, professional development, and career path/advancement opportunities, among other criteria. Driver surveys were also conducted to collect input from drivers and independent contractors working with the fleets.
According to John Lyboldt, TCA’s president, the Best Fleets program and its annual list of the Top 20 has grown to become one of the most anticipated announcements in the industry. “The winners have set the bar high when it comes to keeping their professional truck drivers engaged while also providing a superior work environment. This coveted contest reveals the tremendous efforts put forth by these driver-centric companies.”
“We do a very thorough analysis and take a deep dive into each fleet’s programs,” mentioned Jazrawy. “An important component in the scoring process is analyzing driver feedback on the company and then comparing it with management’s comments. The two need to align in order for fleets to score well. This year’s Top 20 had an average driver satisfaction rate over 91%, and annual driver turnover under 35%, so what they’re doing is obviously working.”
“We are proud to be recognized by our peers in the Truckload Carrier’s Association, all of the great drivers in our fleet, and by the independent assessment of CarriersEdge for the work we do to put drivers first at Bennett and Ace Doran,” said Lee Gentry, Executive Vice President for Bennett International Group. This is rewarding for all of the operations team members who put our programs together to make the Bennett Family of Companies a Carrier of Choice for the best drivers in the market. We look forward to continuing to improve our organization and be a Best Fleet to Drive For in years to come.”
Bennett was recognized during a special program at the 81st Annual Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
About Best Fleets to Drive For®
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.
About Bennett International Group
McDonough-Ga.-based Bennett International Group, LLC is a woman-owned, Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC)-certified, diversified transportation and logistics company. Through its nine affiliated operating companies, Bennett International Group delivers integrated transportation and supply chain management solutions worldwide. For more information, visit www.bennettig.com.