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  • Dan Goodwill
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    Fast track your career by creating your own personal coaching staff

    August 23, 2016 9:25AM by Dan Goodwill

    One of the business trends over the past couple of decades has been the employment of personal coaches to help key leaders and executives enhance their skill sets. These coaches can be engaged to tutor an executive in such areas

  • Mark Borkowski
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    What is your business worth?

    August 22, 2016 11:36AM by Mark Borkowski

    One of the first questions a business owner has when considering selling his/her business is, “What is my business worth?” The reality is that determining the value of a business is anything but a simple question and there are many

  • Charles Sheppard
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    The importance of credit checks

    August 19, 2016 8:21AM by Charles Sheppard

    There is very little in the trucking business that is more frustrating than invoicing a customer for a delivered load and then not getting paid in time, or worse, not getting paid at all. This causes significant financial burden; whether

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step

    August 18, 2016 11:02AM by Lou Smyrlis

    A few issues ago I wrote about breaking the stereotype of the obese and unhealthy trucker. I said it’s time to throw out the excuses – too many hours behind the wheel or desk, no healthy food at truck stops,

  • Roger McKnight
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    What’s happening in the world of crude oil during these lazy, hazy days of summer?

    August 15, 2016 9:50AM by Roger McKnight

    I understand that we are in the hazy mid-August days of summer, but from the questions I’ve been fielding recently (that is not a “dog day” baseball inference, and I mean it!), many consumers and those in the media are

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Can you afford to sell your transportation business?

    August 14, 2016 10:35AM by Mark Borkowski

    Selling or transitioning out of your business can be a complex process from both a financial and personal perspective. Every business owner has a unique relationship with his or her company, which includes people in the community, family, employees, and

  • Carolina Billings
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    To lead or not to lead? Leadership is a choice not a title

    August 11, 2016 3:15PM by Carolina Billings

    “We often use the words ‘leaders’ and ‘leading’ interchangeably. However, I believe there is a significant difference between these two terms. So what is this difference? At the heart of this answer lies a simple lesson in grammar. You see,

  • Roger McKnight
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    Attention fossil fuel fighters — they are not a luxury in the winter months, they’re a life and death necessity

    August 8, 2016 8:51PM by Roger McKnight

    I’ve got this thing about time lately. Yes, the accidental pun master strikes again! “They,” whoever they are, say that, “Timing is everything.” For politicians, this is true if you want your constituents to remember what you were once responsible

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Virtual corporations, actual reality

    August 8, 2016 2:20PM by Mark Borkowski

    The Internet and all technology is the true “mover and shaker” of the modern corporate world.  Along with the flood of technological changes, organizations have been forced to change and adapt.  To a great extent, corporate monoliths have been unable

  • Mark Borkowski
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    Does crony capitalism exist in the transportation industry?

    August 1, 2016 2:11PM by Mark Borkowski

    Love them or hate them, Fox News Network has raised many issues that concern all North American’s. Since John Stossel arrived at the Fox News Network, he has covered many touchy subjects. One of the tougher realities he raised was

  • Mark Borkowski
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    How to tell if your transportation company is being acquired by another company

    July 27, 2016 2:05PM by Mark Borkowski

    Are you asking yourself the question ‘Is my company being acquired?’ Should you be? Lots of activity in the transportation industry. The industry is getting smaller. In earlier blogs here, I have said that it is critical to take a

  • Ray Haight
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    Look at your cards

    July 26, 2016 9:06AM by Ray Haight

    It’s funny how age effects your decision making. I recall being advised when I was a young lad that to further invest in the trucking industry by applying for operating authorities at that time would be very risky and the smart

  • Roger McKnight
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    You can build a fence but everything still permeates it

    July 25, 2016 11:43AM by Roger McKnight

    I am sure you will all be pleased and interested to know that I have added another pastime to my morning ritual. In addition to retrieving two newspapers from whatever overgrown foliage is the delivery person’s preferred target of the

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Make way for the quiet leader who listens

    July 25, 2016 9:47AM by Lou Smyrlis

    The leaders that shaped the trucking industry of today were forged in the cauldron of deregulation in the late 1980s. At a time of regulatory upheaval which saw once powerful companies get mired in outdated thinking and become paralyzed by

  • Mark Borkowski
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    What makes Canada different from the United States?

    July 22, 2016 9:56AM by Mark Borkowski

    I recently had a client visit here from the United States. After a long discussion, I gleaned the following. It’s not just the weather that’s cooler in Canada. He made some observations. You live next door to a clean-cut, quiet