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  • Rise above it all

    November 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    We can’t say we weren’t warned. Most economists forecasted a slow and volatile recovery through 2010 and that’s exactly what we’re getting now that the initial economic boom of the first quarter has f…

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    The driver shortage is the industry’s best friend?

    November 1, 2010 12:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

    The driver shortage, which is expected to get much worse in the years ahead, could prove a vital aid in helping trucking companies improve their profitability and find a way to pay their drivers bette…

  • My HR Space: Inside the Numbers

    October 1, 2010 10:32AM by Truck News

    It may seem sometimes like the trucking industry gets little respect, whether it’s from the general public, the mainstream media or legislators. But by its sheer size alone, the trucking industry commands respect. Statistics Canada is five…

  • data driven decisions

    October 1, 2010 9:52AM by Truck News

    Trucks may be powered by burning diesel, but the successful business plans behind them require fuel of another sort – and it comes in the form of accurate data.

  • Are you meeting their needs?

    October 1, 2010 7:34AM by Truck News

    Last year, we were alarmed to find that job satisfaction had dropped to its lowest level since the start of the survey, with the national job satisfaction level calculated at a mere 3.13 out of 5. That’s barely a C grade. Even more alarming was…

  • Can you meet their needs?

    October 1, 2010 6:58AM by Truck News

    Sometimes the most pleasant of surprises come during the most dire of circumstances. When we wrote last year that human resource management in 2010 would not be for the faint of heart, we were in the midst of the worst recession of the post-War…

  • Driver Satisfaction Survey

    October 1, 2010 6:54AM by Truck News

    Over the course of the past year, company drivers and owner/operators were invited to participate in our fifth annual national Driver Satisfaction Survey in a variety of ways. E-mail invites were sent to a subset of the circulation of Truck…

  • Driver shortage, HoS reduction keeping US fleet execs up at night

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – There are several issues weighing heavily on the minds of US fleet executives who were speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook last month in Dallas, and they may not be what you’d e…

  • Feature Human Resources

    How do you compare?

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Motortruck Fleet Executive and the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada are conducting groundbreaking research that will establish fleet management benchmarks for private fleets. Priv…

  • On technology, driver pay and why new engine reliability must improve

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by John Erik Albrechtsen

    WINNIPEG, Man. – John Erik Albrechtsen, manager of operations with Paul’s Hauling began working in the family business when he was about 12 years of age.

  • Feature Human Resources

    CTHRC, industry reps strategize over HR issues

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canadian trucking industry leaders gathered in Ottawa this month to identify emerging human resources-related issues and to help the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) de…

  • Feature Human Resources

    Expect real returns on your targeted training investments

    August 1, 2010 12:00AM by Ralph Haigh

    Those who crunch numbers for a living might see training as a “cost” of doing business.There is no question that the price of the related programs can be measured in terms like trainer salaries, training material, and the fuel used for an…

  • CTHRC engages Gordon Box as industry liaison

    June 8, 2010 10:37AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) has appointed industry veteran Gord…

  • CITT Toronto Area Council announces next Speaker’s Forum

    June 2, 2010 7:34PM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Come learn about the value of women in leadership roles, creating work-life balance while using effective strategies for goal setting and living with passion as the  CITT Toronto Area Council presents The Voice of Women: Leadership Diversity

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    Executive Decision

    May 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Mike McCarron doesn’t need to look very far to see the advantage of hiring executives from outside the trucking industry. Three of his top managers had no industry experience before they arrived at MSM Transportation, and he believes the team…