Trucking Company Awards, Marketing or What?

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  1. any name you wish

    any name you wish Bobtail Member

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    At first, this might seem off topic, but I think it's actually important to this topic.

    Various trucking companies compete for awards based on certain criteria as to whether or not they're the best companies to drive for (e.g. 20 best companies to drive for). These award logos are often printed on trailers in attempt to recruit drivers. My question is whether or not drivers here think these awards are based on valid (degree evidence supports conclusion) and reliable (relating to the amount of in from the measurement process) criteria. How much faith do you have in these measurements?
     
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  3. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    100% They wouldn't put it out there, if it weren't true.....
     
  4. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Its advertising and salesmanship.
    Much like knowing a politician is lying simply because their mouth is moving, awards mean nothing, because you and 20 other companies could simply get together, survey your drivers and all be in the top 20 best carriers to work for... its a small club and small carriers simply arent represented
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Can get any result from a poll; depends on which segment of the popluation or work force is polled.
    Kinda like Hollywood movie awards; actors hugging and kissing each other and giving each other trophies.
     
  6. Broke_and_Hungry

    Broke_and_Hungry Light Load Member

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    My $0.02, worth exactly that.

    Where I believe any company driver with 5 years or more experience should have the wherewithal to quickly form a list of carriers they would be willing to work for, I personally would research those carriers that I am not familiar with that happen to be on the top 20 list to gauge my interest. No decision would be made simply because a carrier happens to be on such a list, decisions would depend almost exclusively on actual wage (not "up to"), benefits, lanes.
     
  7. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    It’s a numbers game. Anyone can fudge numbers.
     
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  8. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    I only believe the awards I read about on Facebook. o_O
     
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  9. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I always believe slogans on the back of trailers, especially the Bible verses. Of course, what I believe about them may differ from what someone else believes.

    I believe anyone that falls for any of that nonsense is a low brow. But hey, to each their own...
     
  10. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    There just trying to be nice knowing how bad they're gonna screw ya Lol
     
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  11. any name you wish

    any name you wish Bobtail Member

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    Well, after seeing what they say about me on Ebay, I would think the Pope would hire me.
     
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