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2016 Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge revealed the 2016 Finest Fleets to Drive For. In the 8th annual study and contest, these 20 for-hire trucking business from throughout The United States and Canada are being acknowledged for supplying impressive workplace experiences for their workers and professional truck drivers. Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For In addition, five business have actually been determined as “Fleets to View” (respectable discusses) for demonstrating innovation in their motorist programs: To be considered for the Best Fleets program, a company running 10 trucks or more had to be chosen by at least one of its business motorists or owner-operators. CarriersEdge then talked to human resources agents and executives of the chosen fleets about their business instructions, policies and programs. Nominated fleets were assessed versus a scoring matrix covering a range of classifications, such as overall payment package (base pay, rewards, trip, sick days, and so on), health benefits, pension plans, professional development chances, profession course and improvement chances, and more. An option of each fleet’s drivers was also surveyed, with their feedback as compared to management’s and incorporated into the final score. The responses were then tallied, resulting in the option of this year’s winners and honorable discusses. 2 companies, Landstar System and Grand Island Express reached the milestone of five successive years on the Best Fleets list. “For 2016, we have actually observed a trend toward the style of versatility in task structure and routing, along with group interaction. From within the leading 20 winner swimming pool, it seems that numerous companies are creating different types of jobs so drivers have more choices that fit their lifestyles,” stated Jane Jazrawy, CarriersEdge CEO. “We’re seeing more and more interaction heading out on Facebook, meetings via web or conference call, and comparable things that simply generally make life more conven …
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Shell and Ryder Join Up for Dedicated LNG Truck Option

Ryder System Inc. has revealed that Shell Oil Co. has signed an agreement for 15 melted gas (LNG) sturdy cars supporting oil and gas logistics operations in Lafayette, La., and Houston, Texas. Shell has counted on Ryder for logistics options for more than a decade. As Shell’s logistics provider, Ryder currently handles roadway transport for Shell’s freight hauling activities across its U.S. exploration and production (E&P) activities, consisting of a dedicated fleet that directly supports its Gulf of Mexico operations. The brand-new 15 LNG sustained vehicles will replace Ryder diesel-powered automobiles in the existing fleet and will be serviced from Ryder’s Lafayette, La. facility, which is being engineered to fulfill the distinct compliance demands for gas. As part of this effort, Ryder has actually signed a five-year fuel contract with Shell that will offer LNG fuel for the devoted natural gas fleet. The Shell seaport and cross state routes are an application ideally fit for natural gas automobiles. Ryder worked with Shell to develop a tailored truck spec that was weight-sensitive to maximize freight profits, while ensuring toughness and operability in the field. Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions offers companies with automobiles, maintenance, motorists, management and other value-added services. The oil and gas industry counts on Ryder to take costs and dangers from transportation and logistics, allowing customers to take full advantage of uptime, keep supplies and items moving, and bring costs down. This is all supported by a proven health and wellness culture driven by knowledgeable oilfield operators and health, security, and ecological specialists. With more than 200 customers in the oil and gas sector, Ryder is at the leading edge of change as the industry finds new ways to enhance and enhance fleets and supply chains. Ryder is the leader in natural gas car solutions for the business transport industry, with more …
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