Special Report: Putting an action plan in place will pay off
WINNIPEG, Man. – Reimer Express Lines says it actively confronts challenges threatening its driver population.
Reimer president and chief executive officer, Allan Robison, outlines the ways his company tackles the skills shortage:
Problem: Shoddy driving schools
Solution: Create your own school
Problem: “I’m away from home too much,” complaints
Solution: Encourage family teams
Problem: Lack of people interested in the industry
Solution: Seek out new sources, such as immigration
Problem: Lack of respect from dispatchers
Solution: Enforce respect within the workplace
Solution: Pay competitive wages for wait time and for loading/unloading.
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