Best Fleets to Drive For

Continental Express is thrilled to announce that it has been honored as one of the Best Fleets To Drive For® for the third consecutive year, a prestigious accolade presented by CarriersEdge. This recognition places Continental Express among the top 20 trucking companies that excel in prioritizing driver satisfaction, safety, and overall excellence in the industry.

Continued Excellence and Recognition:

Bradley Gottemoeller, Vice President of Continental Express, expressed his excitement, stating, “To be named as a Best Fleet to Drive For® for the third straight year is a tremendous honor. Each year we set goals to continue to improve upon our safety, customer relations, and employee satisfaction, and this award shows that as a team we are doing just that.”

Continental Express is not resting on its laurels, however. Gottemoeller shared the company’s ambitious goal of entering the Best Fleets Hall of Fame, emphasizing the team’s ongoing commitment to being one of the best fleets in North America.

Environmental Responsibility:

Continental Express is not just focusing on being a leader in the industry but is also committed to environmental responsibility. This year, the company introduced its first all-electric vehicle to the fleet in Jonesboro, Arkansas. This significant step demonstrates Continental Express’s dedication to driving the future, one mile at a time, and promoting a cleaner future for the transportation industry.

Assessment Criteria and Commitment to Drivers:

The assessment criteria for the Best Fleets To Drive For® award encompass a variety of factors, including driver compensation, benefits, professional development opportunities, and safety initiatives. Continental Express has demonstrated its commitment to driver satisfaction through initiatives like the Women at the Wheel program, which aims to champion, connect, and encourage female drivers in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Kiera Sullivan, Continental Express’ Vice President and General Counsel, highlighted the significance of the Women at the Wheel program, stating, “A woman’s perspective in a generally masculine industry is valuable to our company and industry as a whole.”

Leadership Perspective:

Jake Albers, General Manager, emphasized the gratification of the recognition but underscored that what truly satisfies them is the ongoing commitment and efforts of the entire team. Albers stated, “Our Golden Rules of Safety, Service & Communication are not mere coincidences – they serve as the core values guiding us to fully embrace every opportunity and surmount any challenge the transportation industry may present.”

Company Overview:

Founded in Sidney, OH, in 1984 by current president Russell Gottemoeller, Continental Express has grown into a prominent player with a fleet of over 500 drivers, 1,250 trailers, and terminals in 6 states. The company remains committed to continuous improvement and innovation to provide an even better experience for its drivers.

Acknowledging the Team:

Expressing gratitude to its dedicated workforce, whose hard work and commitment have been instrumental in earning this prestigious recognition for the third consecutive year, the leadership team looks forward to the announcement of the overall winners at The Best Fleets Education & Awards Conference on April 8-9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC. Continental Express is poised to continue its journey of excellence in the transportation industry, setting new standards for driver satisfaction, safety, and overall industry excellence.