The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge of Markham, Ontario, have selected Bay & Bay Transportation as one of 20 North American trucking companies on the “2015 Best Fleets to Drive For” list.
This seventh annual survey and contest identifies for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences for their drivers. Bay & Bay is the only Minnesota company chosen.
Sam Anderson, Bay & Bay president/chief executive officer, said the recognition is important in many ways.
“It recognizes our investment in making Bay & Bay one of the best trucking companies on the road today,” he said. “It also confirms to our current and prospective drivers that we have something special, and that we’ll continue our deep focus on taking care of them.”
To be considered for the Best Fleets program, a company operating 10 trucks or more had to be nominated by one of its company drivers or owner-operators. CarriersEdge then interviewed human resources representatives and executives of the nominated fleets about their corporate direction, policies, and programs. Nominated fleets were evaluated against a scoring matrix covering a variety of categories including:
•Total compensation—including base pay, bonuses, vacation, and sick day allotment
•Professional development opportunities (training, coaching programs, etc)
•Career path/advancement opportunities
•Commitment to employee personal growth, including work/life balance, driver family support, and employee-directed charitable contributions
•Commitment to continuous improvement, including dispute resolution processes and inclusion of driver feedback in policymaking
•Team building and driver community development activities
•Annual driver turnover rate and efforts to improve
•Fleet safety record
A selection of each fleet’s drivers was also surveyed, with their feedback compared with management’s and incorporated into the final score.
All top 20 fleets, including Bay & Bay, will be recognized at the TCA Annual Convention, set for March 10 in Orlando FL. TCA will give two additional honors to the top trucking companies by category for owner-operator and company driver.
Founded in 1941, Bay and Bay manages transportation of refrigerated van, dry van, dry tank, LTL, and intermodal shipments in the United States and Canada.
To learn more, access www.bayandbay.com.