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  • Doug Marcello
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    Protect your record against ‘non-preventable’ accidents

    June 25, 2019 11:12AM by Doug Marcello

    The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program in August 2017. It allows motor carriers or drivers involved in certain crash types to submit Requests for Data Review through FMCSA’s DataQs system. Originally intended to

  • James Menzies
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    Blank canvas trailers a missed marketing opportunity

    June 24, 2019 8:55AM by James Menzies

    A constant frustration of mine is the industry’s lack of imagination when it comes to taking advantage of the 53-ft. billboards most trucking companies are pulling. There are too many plain white trailers out there, and so many wasted opportunities

  • Doug Marcello
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    Keeping the ‘big, bad trucking company’ off the verdict slip

    June 12, 2019 8:40AM by Doug Marcello

    Demonizing the trucking company is a standard tactic of billboard advertisers who sue our industry. They seek to arouse the passion and prejudice against what they paint as the “big, bad trucking company.” One of the best ways to avoid

  • Roger McKnight
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    New USMCA deal favors U.S. with Canadian oil

    June 4, 2019 10:09AM by Roger McKnight

    Think before you speak and read it before you sign it. These will be my words of advice to the thundering herd of currently employed and pensioned politicians as they scamper back to their ridings waving their… “remember me?” signs!

  • James Menzies
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    Is Nikola’s buck-a-mile all-in vision achievable?

    May 17, 2019 9:44AM by James Menzies

    To outsiders, trucking is an industry that seems ripe for disruption. I can’t tell you how many press releases I’ve seen from start-ups that promised to “Uberize” the trucking industry. When I scan through them, I see little they are

  • Ray Haight
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    Tackling Driver Turnover Part 5: Recognition

    May 16, 2019 12:26PM by Ray Haight

    Recapping what we have learned so far would have us remember step one: creating a firm foundation for change starting with a commitment from the senior leadership. Step two was determining where you are in the marketplace for driver compensation

  • Angela Splinter
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    A modern HR approach is based on sound labour market information

    May 14, 2019 3:31PM by Angela Splinter

    “Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.” In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow our “Modernizing Your HR Approach”

  • Doug Marcello
    Blog

    Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse: Be ready for big changes

    May 14, 2019 8:29AM by Doug Marcello

    The long-awaited Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse begin on January 4, 2020. The Clearinghouse will be an electronic database containing records of violations of the drug and alcohol prohibitions in subpart B of part 382 of the Regulations. It will also

  • Miguel Mangalindan
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    Prepare now for federal pay equity

    May 7, 2019 1:41PM by Miguel Mangalindan

    Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach. In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow Trucking HR Canada’s 10 part

  • Bridget O'Shaughnessy
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    A modern HR approach is a collaborative one

    May 1, 2019 7:48AM by Bridget O'Shaughnessy

    “Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.” In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow our “Modernizing Your HR Approach”

  • Miguel Mangalindan
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    How Bill C-86 will change employee termination policies

    April 23, 2019 3:00PM by Miguel Mangalindan

    Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach. In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow Trucking HR Canada’s 10 part

  • Ray Haight
    Blog

    Tackling driver turnover: Part 4

    April 17, 2019 2:13PM by Ray Haight

    An old saying goes, “Sometimes silence speaks louder than words” if your company doesn’t have an effective, robust communication strategy then I would guess that your retention numbers are suffering much by the neglect. Humans are by nature social animals,

  • Andrea Morley
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    Staying healthy on the road as a new driver

    April 17, 2019 11:47AM by Andrea Morley

    I often hear from people new to the industry who are afraid of gaining weight on the road, knowing that it can be difficult to eat well and exercise as a driver. If that’s you, I’m here to help! First,

  • Angela Splinter
    Blog

    Modernizing workplace wellness

    April 16, 2019 2:38PM by Angela Splinter

    “Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.” In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow our “Modernizing Your HR Approach”

  • James Menzies
    Blog

    If you have affordable insurance, embrace it

    April 15, 2019 2:36PM by James Menzies

    As a fleet manager or owner-operator, you’ve likely always thought of insurance as a commodity you begrudgingly paid for as a necessary cost of doing business. I know that’s how I feel as a motorist who has never had to