Caledonia Haulers

Tank truckers vie for Best Fleets distinction

Jan. 3, 2024
Caledonia and G&D/Hoffman are among the 2024 nominees aiming for a spot among the prestigious Top 20 fleets, who CarriersEdge and TCA will reveal Jan. 30

Tank truck carriers Caledonia Haulers and G&D Trucking/Hoffman Transportation recently completed their nominee interviews in the 2024 Best Fleets to Drive For contest, which annually recognizes for-hire trucking companies in the U.S. and Canada that provide elite workplace experiences.

The 117 nominated fleets had until Dec. 15 to complete interviews.

Driver surveys closed Dec. 31.

“We’re grateful for this awesome opportunity in the New Year,” Caledonia announced Jan. 2 in a Facebook post.

CarriersEdge and the Truckload Carriers Association will reveal the Top 20 winners, Hall of Fame inductees, and Fleets to Watch on Jan. 30. The two program sponsors will reveal the top overall fleets and celebrate all of this years winners during the new Best Fleets to Drive For Education & Awards Conference, which is slated for April 8-9 as the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Prime, Inc., with a diverse fleet that includes bulk trailers, is the only tank truck operator that has claimed the top overall award, winning the large carrier category in 2019. The Best Fleets Hall of Fame inductee also is a seven-time Top 20 winner and first made the list in the Fleets to Watch category in 2013.

Another diverse truckload carrier, Schneider, was a Top 20 fleet in 2010 and 2011.

Grammer Logistics (then Grammer Industries) was the last tank truck carrier to finish in the Top 20 in 2014. Trimac was a Top 20 winner in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Carbon Express (now part of Kenan Advantage Group) was the last bulk hauler to earn Best Fleets recognition, placing as one of the Fleets to Watch in 2021.

About the Author

Jason McDaniel

Jason McDaniel, based in the Houston TX area, has more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning journalist. He spent 15 writing and editing for daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, and began covering the commercial vehicle industry in 2018. He was named editor of Bulk Transporter and Refrigerated Transporter magazines in July 2020.