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  • James Menzies
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    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

  • Miguel Mangalindan
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    Are your hours of work policies in line with Bill C-86?

    April 9, 2019 2:38PM 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
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    Tackling driver turnover: Part 3

    April 8, 2019 10:03AM by Ray Haight

    So far we have talked about setting your retention and recruiting efforts up for success. We have also discussed the platform how we are going to conduct ourselves through this effort and the importance of knowing where you are in

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

    April 2, 2019 2:37PM 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 Trucking HR Canada’s 10 part

  • Miguel Mangalindan
    Blog

    How Bill C-86 affects leaves of absence and vacation pay

    March 26, 2019 1:45PM 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

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Rest stops increase safety, help attract drivers, and boost economy

    March 25, 2019 8:57AM by Derek Clouthier

    It’s good news that three new truck stops will be constructed in Alberta, potentially four with a privately-funded location along Hwy 2 near Bowden. I’m not sure how these things are budgeted for, but $20 million for three brand new,

  • Ray Haight
    Blog

    Tackling driver turnover: Part 2

    March 19, 2019 3:55PM by Ray Haight

    In part one we talked about the delusion of the industry, we talked about the sales job to the inside the walls personnel, and we talked a little about apathy. The next step if you were to follow the process

  • Andrea Morley
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    The value of sleep

    March 19, 2019 9:19AM by Andrea Morley

    We’re always told that we need 8 hours of sleep, but that’s easier said than done! Plus, if we’re not getting good quality sleep, it doesn’t matter how long we’re down for, we won’t be properly rested for the next

  • Angela Splinter
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    Creating a family-first workplace

    March 18, 2019 12:22PM 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”

  • Derek Clouthier
    Blog

    Tapping into Canada’s gas and oil resources while we can

    March 18, 2019 10:29AM by Derek Clouthier

    So, there was a truck convoy that drove from Red Deer to Ottawa to show support for Canada’s (or should I say, Alberta’s) oil and gas industry. I’m torn on whether to call the oil and gas industry Canada’s or

  • Angela Splinter
    Blog

    How do you modernize your HR approach? Revisit your HR plan

    March 8, 2019 8:32AM by Angela Splinter

    “Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.” In today’s labor 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
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    National training standard a long time coming

    February 21, 2019 10:11AM by James Menzies

    Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and his provincial counterparts emerged from a Council of Ministers meeting in Montreal on Jan. 21, with a promise to implement a national training standard for entry-level truck drivers by 2020. It’s about time. It

  • Ray Haight
    Blog

    The delusion of driver turnover

    February 20, 2019 10:21AM by Ray Haight

    Question: how do we deal with the mass delusion that driver turnover is inevitable? When nothing could be further from the truth. Driver turnover is a manageable business challenge like any other. The only thing standing in our way of

  • Roger McKnight
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    Canada needs an energy information report

    February 15, 2019 8:58AM by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and

  • Angela Splinter
    Blog

    Why we need women with drive

    February 14, 2019 8:29AM by Angela Splinter

    The numbers don’t lie. The representation of women in the trucking and logistics industry remains well below their representation in Canada’s workforce as a whole. Just 3% of truck drivers are women. 11% of the industry’s administrators are women. 18%