Best in class. The FLEET OWNER Fleet of the Year Awards honor fleets — one each from the for-hire, private, and vocational ranks of trucking — selected by the editors as exemplars of excellence in innovative management.

Each honoree is recognized for achievements that unequivocally place excellence in management above all other criteria.

That's why we don't seek nominations, nor are these awards linked to any industry association.

Rather, the editors spend the calendar year considering potential candidates as they research assignments and cover trucking events. The editors then confer and determine which trucking operations will be named recipients of Fleet of the Year Awards.

Although the operating challenges facing for-hire, private and vocational fleets vary, our winners share the common attribute we salute with FLEET OWNER's fourth annual Fleet of the Year Awards — significant innovation in truck fleet management.