Addressing Driver Turnover: Just Ask!

  There are a many ways to create a driver-centered culture, and if done properly they are all capable of being fun and effective. With driver turnover cost estimates ranging from $6000.00 dollars up to $12,000 dollars per person, it certainly makes monetary sense to invest in turning your company into a fun place to work and as a by-product reduce turnover. So how do you do it? One of.

What to Look for in a Telematics Solution: Part II

  A few weeks back we looked at what to look for in a telematics provider. This time we look at it from the driver’s point of view. Your choice of an in-cab device can be one of three things. It can be a recruiting and retention tool, it can scare drivers off, or it can be a tolerated neutral item. There will always be drivers that these devices scare.

What to Look for in a Telematics Solution

  We have all heard about the ELD mandate that’s coming and we pretty much are certain that this is going to happen. Are you still working with cell phones and trip itinerary sheets? Are you using a basic ELD and are looking to get a little bit more but are not sure where to start? Let’s take a look at a framework to help guide you. First of all,.

TCA Annual Convention – Recap #1

  You could feel the energy at this year’s annual convention. Most carriers I spoke to (of all operating modes) are optimistic about business conditions for the remainder of 2017. The weight of last year’s challenges appear to have lifted. This was magnified by the buzz created by the strategic direction outlined by TCA President John Lyboldt. In multiple presentations, and in the general assembly, he communicated that the value.

Managing People Effectively by Ray Haight

  I had an epiphany about 10 years ago when I, along with the other members of the senior executive of the company I was working with, took a training course titled “Management by Responsibility”. This eight-week course opened my eyes to both human behaviour and my own behaviour to the point that it literally changed the way I look at the world. I know that the other managers enjoyed.

Scorecarding Drivers – Leveraging Your Telemetrics Investment

  Many of us have invested in in-cab satellite or cellular based devices that give us critical features like GPS positioning, two-way messaging, act as an EOBR, and possibly provide in-cab scanning and printing. These provide mission critical (or regulatory) functions, but are you taking advantage of the data that many of these devices can give you? Before we get too far into looking specifically at trucks, keep in mind.

Katz, Sapper & Miller and inGauge Work Together to Promote Benchmarking

  The relevance of performance benchmarking in any industry is strongly correlated to the size and diversity of the reporting population. Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) has been conducting an annual trucking industry benchmarking survey in conjunction with McLeod Software since 2014. The scope of this survey has grown consistently since its introduction, with the most recent study covering more than 200 data elements obtained from survey questionnaires and McLeod’s.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Could they help break your diesel fuel habit?

  Diesel fuel has been our industry’s main power source for years. We love the power it provides while hating its price and the relatively poor mileage we get. There’s a never ending line of additional emissions regulations that mean additional and costly technologies that are required to meet those regulations. Wouldn’t it be great to break that diesel habit and find something else, preferably something that gets around those.