Halvor Lines earns 11th Best Fleet to Drive For
Superior-based trucking company is now a "Hall of Famer"
Superior-based trucking company is now a “Hall of Famer”
For the 11th consecutive year, Halvor Lines, Inc., has been named a Best Fleet to Drive For by the Truckload Carrier’s Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge. This is the second year Halvor Lines has been named to the Best Fleets Hall of Fame, a category created for trucking companies with long-standing high performance in the Best Fleets evaluation.
Companies must be nominated by at least one driver to be considered for the honor. Once nominated, companies participate in an extensive survey and evaluation that includes additional input from company drivers. The evaluation covers a broad range of topics, including truck driver pay and benefits, safety practices, innovation, training, advancement opportunities, and overall company culture. In addition to surveys, participants also participate in a 90-minute interview with representatives of CarriersEdge and the TCA. The Best Fleets awards recognize U.S. and Canadian trucking companies that provide exemplary work environments for professional truck drivers and employees.
“Each of the winners can take pride in the dedication they have shown to our essential workforce,” said TCA President John Lyboldt.
Halvor Lines employs more than 900 people, including more than 650 drivers, and works with more than 100 independent truck owner-operators. Headquartered in Superior, WI, it also has terminals in Rosemount, Inver Grove Heights, Clearwater and Detroit Lakes, MN, as well as South Bend, IN, and Altoona, IA. Halvor drivers transport everything from building materials to frozen foods. Founded in 1968, the company has a long-standing reputation for supporting its drivers on the road and off.
Growth in Halvor’s four trucking divisions – dry van, deck van, flatbed and reefer – has generated a demand for more drivers. That led the company to develop its own CDL training program, known as Halvor Gold CDL training, which is one of the highest paid CDL training programs in the country. Halvor Gold is proving popular with people who are looking to make a career change or move up to a better paying job. Halvor Gold was recently featured on the TV news and numerous students have shared positive feedback on Halvor’s YouTube channel.
“Earning a Best Fleets designation is a real honor, particularly because it is based heavily on driver nominations and on input from surveys of our drivers,” says Halvor CEO Jon Vinje. “The evaluation process is rigorous, but worth the work, because we gain valuable insights that help us better serve our drivers each year.”
“We focus on excellence in every area of our operations,” says Halvor President Ryan Fraley. “Whether its over-the-road safety or employee health, we want to do our best for our drivers, our employees, our customers and our communities. We’re grateful to Best Fleets and our drivers for officially recognizing that.”
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