Ep 1. An interview with the interviewers

February 21, 2024

The Best Fleets Podcast is back with another season! As in past years, we're kicking off with the interviewer roundup, hearing from internal staff about what stuck out, and what surprised them most during this year's program. If you participated this year, or if you're thinking of participating in the future, you won't want to miss it!

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Ep 9. PGT's tech evolution

November 15, 2023

In our last podcast of this season, we talk with Andrew Erin, Vice President, Technology Advancement at PGT Trucking. Join us as we discuss how technology can impact drivers and their retention, how personality assessments can help your fleet in unexpected ways, and why Driver Advisor Boards are a work in progress at this first-time Best Fleet to Drive For. Andrew ties each topic into the importance of listening to your drivers, illustrating how it is always the basis for success.

Ep 8. Driven by diversity

October 18, 2023

Tammy Cryderman, General Manager of Kriska Holdings, joins us to talk about diversity and some of the unique programs they have.

Ep 7. The team approach

September 20, 2023

We are joined by Kyle Kristynik, President, and Amanda Schuier, Director of Employee Engagement, to talk about how Jetco Delivery, a GTI Company, runs their fleet.

Ep 6. Grilling & greatness at Nick Strimbu

August 23, 2023

Join us as we speak with Thomas Banks, Driver Recruitment & Retention Manager at Nick Strimbu, Inc. about being the first unionized fleet to break into the Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For.

Ep 5. Continuous improvement at TLD

July 19, 2023

TLD has earned the Best Fleets to Drive For distinction seven times. In this episode, we talk with Nina Jolly, Human Resources & Safety Manager about TLD’s continuous improvement process.

Ep 4. Finding the right formula with FTC

June 20, 2023

As a long-time Best Fleet, and an original member of the Hall of Fame, FTC has found the right formula to be successful. Join us as we talk to Emory Mills, Director of Safety and Driver Administration, about how FTC delivers with efficiency, inclusivity, feedback, and appreciation.

Ep 3. Making everyone accountable with Michael Robinson and Marc Blanchette of C.A.T.

May 23, 2023

Michael Robinson, Vice President - Safety, Compliance and Driver Development, and Marc Blanchette, Vice President - Business Development and Marketing, of C.A.T. Inc. speak with us about what it took to not only be named a 2023 Best Fleets to Drive For but also win the Best Overall Large Carrier title.

Ep 2. Words of wisdom with Andrew Winkler, Chief Carriers - best overall, small carrier winner

April 18, 2023

In this episode, we speak with Andrew Winkler, General Manager for Chief Carriers, the 2023 Best Overall Small Carrier. Andrew is the first person to win the overall award at 2 different companies, having previously worked with Hall-of-Fame fleet Grand Island Express.

Ep 1. Evaluating Best Fleets: what the interviewers say

February 15, 2023

This month we go behind the scenes to talk to the interviewers involved in the 2023 Best Fleets evaluation. The interviewers share their experiences with interviewing and scoring. They also discuss the importance of sharing your unique story, who to have in an interview, and tips for what to tell us.