Veriha Trucking in Best Fleets to Drive For
MARINETTE, Wis. — On Jan. 30, Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge awarded 20 fleets as a 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For. Veriha Trucking was honored as one of the 20 fleets in North America to receive this award.
To be considered for award, fleets must be nominated by a driver or independent contractor with that company. The announcement explains evaluation criteria, “all fleets were evaluated using a scoring matrix covering a variety of categories such as total compensation package, health benefits, pension plans, professional development opportunities, and career path/advancement opportunities, among other criteria.”
In 2015, Veriha was named as a Fleet to Watch in the program and has continued to take a progressive stance in continuing to build the business while keeping their core values consistent.
“Veriha has developed a range of innovative and effective programs, and the high satisfaction levels among their drivers show that the effort is paying off,” CarriersEdge VP, Sales & Marketing Mark Murrell.
One of Veriha’s more advanced programs is Veriha Driving Academy that was established in 2016. The state certified academy helps students earn their Class A CDL through high quality education and start their career as professional VIP Veriha Drivers. In June 2017, Veriha also installed a TranSim L3 Simulator to give their students and drivers more opportunities to be coached and experience different scenarios such as adverse driving with different weather patterns and skills development such as right hand turns and backing.
“Being recognized as one of the 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For is humbling but could not have been done without our drivers and team.” said Veriha President Karen Smerchek.