Superior-based trucking company honored for 9th consecutive year
For the ninth consecutive year, Halvor Lines, Inc., has been named a Best Fleet to Drive For by the Truckload Carrier’s Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge. Only 20 of the nation’s trucking companies earn a Best Fleet designation each year.
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 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. Dozens of trucking companies are nominated each year, but only 20 earn a Best Fleets designation.
"In a year where the essential services provided by our industry have come into public focus, it is especially important to acknowledge carriers who are going above and beyond in setting the standards for workplace satisfaction. Each of the Top 20 winners should take pride in the dedication they have shown to our essential workforce," said TCA President John Lyboldt. "2020 was a year like no other, and the 2021 Best Fleets showed that they were stepping up to address those challenges," said CarriersEdge Chief Executive Officer Jane Jazrawy. "Even in the midst of a pandemic these fleets are focused on creating a great workplace experience for all their drivers, and with an average satisfaction rate over 90% their drivers clearly appreciate those efforts."
Halvor Lines employs more than 650 people, including more than 500 drivers, and works with more than 100 independent truck owner-operators. Headquartered in Superior, WI, it also has terminals in Rosemount, Inver Grove Heights and Clearwater 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. In addition to seating drivers in state-of-the-art trucks and trailers, the company recently increased its driver pay package and is a certified Top Pay Carrier.
These factors and more have led to growth, with Halvor Lines actively recruiting drivers and establishing its own CDL training program.
“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.”