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  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Family Matters

    March 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    David Shlagbaum uses a joke to illustrate the challenging dynamics of a family business. A father calls his son into an office where there are two hats on the table. One hat says “boss” and the other says “dad.” The father puts on the “boss”…

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    Level of Concern Regarding Driver Needs

    March 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    With the memory of the deep recession still fresh and the pace of the recovery frustratingly slow, motor carriers still troubled with excess capacity can be forgiven for not thinking too deeply about the prospect of another acute driver…

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    Succession Success

    January 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Fleet owners can decide to turn over the keys to their company for any number of reasons. Some begin to think about exit strategies after reaching a particular age or experiencing a life- changing eve…

  • Ottawa legislating striking CN rail engineers back to work

    November 30, 2009 9:49PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Well, that didn’t take long. Just two days after negotiations between CN Rail and the Te…

  • Does your carrier respect the hard work you do?

    September 2, 2009 12:17PM by Truck News

    Do you see a future in trucking? How satisfied are you with your driving career these days? These are all impo…