Posts Tagged ‘trucking business’

How to Sue a Trucking Company and Win Big – The Impact of Rising Nuclear Verdicts

The American Transportation Research Institute, verdict awards between 2010 to 2018  rose 51.7% annually. This number is astronomical when compared to standard inflation which grew 1.7% during the same time period. The highest awarded verdict in this time period was $91 million. Albeit an outlier, its existence proves the possibility for your... Read More

Increase Fuel Efficiency and Lower Maintenance Costs – Legislation Passed to Improve U.S. Highways

The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956

The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, signed into law by Dwight D Eisenhower, allowed $25 billion to construct a roadway system to efficiently connect the states. The bill is also known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act; its purpose to allow access for military defense during war.

While most... Read More

Out-perform, Out-shine, and Out-grow your Current Safety Culture

Through the first half of 2020, the trucking industry has made major adjustments to a “new normal.” Our procedures have evolved to maintain efficiency in a wounded economic environment. And yet, we survived.

Resistance to change is common, as amendments to the status quo can be challenging. Stepping outside our comfort zone, however, is an... Read More

Why A Positive Dispatcher & Driver Relationship is Key

Dispatcher & Driver Relationship

Dispatching truck drivers is a challenging yet rewarding career path. The relationship between the two can be maintained in a healthy way through constant coaching and communication.

Dispatchers must be trained to manage any situation a driver might face over the road. They must be competent enough to walk the... Read More

Why You Should Be Focused on Your Employee’s Cultural Relationships Now More Than Ever

Truck drivers are in high demand, and they know it. Because of the driver shortage, truck drivers expect more from their employers than ever before.

You must become the kind of company a driver wants to work for.

Truckers move fast.  Formalities disappear when communication is hurried.  In the rush, sometimes we forget to see each other... Read More

Why your Safety Culture will Die without Buy-In. And how to get it.

What is Buy-In?

One of the most used and sought-after business phrases in the workplace today: Buy-In. When you have a project idea, but you are not a decision-maker, you must get the approval of higher-ups to go ahead.

Before the pitch, you must begin campaigning, gathering support from like-minded co-workers who share your vision for the... Read More

HOT HOT HOT! Sunshine Threatens Truckers. Here’s What Your Fleet Needs to Know

Its that time of year again. HOT! And it won’t be getting better any time soon. Heat-related illnesses affect truck drivers often due to the nature of the job.

Loading, unloading, throwing tarps, strapping, etc. all cause extended exposure to the heat. Operations managers must be aware of the risk their drivers are taking by working in the sun... Read More

28 Things Every Employer Should Do While Employees Are Heading Back To Work

After a very informative webinar this week, we’ve decided to dive deeper into your strategic reopening. In case you missed the meeting, check it out here.

We spoke with Attorney Monica Narvaez about all the things employers should consider as employees return to work. While all her suggestions were thought-provoking, some were downright... Read More

Truck Drivers Challenged by Demonstrations All Over the Country

Our nation is being challenged once again. This time, not only in the spread of a deadly virus, but at the hands of ourselves.

Citizens are outraged over recent acts of brutality, and rightfully so. Demonstrations of protests are taking place all over the country, bringing a voice to those who are concerned. While peaceful protests are encouraged... Read More

Minimize Mistakes to Maximize your Most Valuable Resource – Your Drivers

One of the biggest expenses a trucking company experiences is onboarding new drivers. Studies show that each new driver costs approximately $10,000 to recruit, onboard, and train. Retention becomes a huge factor in cutting costs.

Dan Baker’s Cultural Relationship Program teaches that improving the relationship between management, operations, and... Read More

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