Best Fleets to Drive For

Mar 27, 2009
What makes a great fleet? That’s exactly what the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge looked for in their first annual Best Fleet to Drive For survey. Freemont Contract Carriers was selected as the winner in the over 100 power units category and Wannemacher Enterprises was selected as number one for fleets with under 100 power units.

For Freemont, which operates 312 trucks, it comes from a range of programs that tend to driver needs. Freemont offered its drivers profit sharing, driver wellness programs, flexible performance rewards and access to technology that improved safety and efficiency.

Wannemacher won top honors by educating the public and increasing industry awareness through a series of public safety videos. The videos, which aired as public service announcements on local cable stations, addressed general road safety concerns. This innovative approach helped to extend the company’s brand as well as promote the whole trucking industry as a key partner in safety.

The Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual award open to all fleets with at least 10 vehicles. Entrants were evaluated on the range and depth of offered programs, the overall effectiveness of those programs across key metrics, and the responses of surveyed drivers.

We want to extend our congratulations to both Freemont and Wannemacher.

We also want to know: what do YOU think makes a fleet great?