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Disaster Preparedness – COVID-19 and Beyond

2020 took us all by surprise.  Our world was flipped upside down before we even knew what was happening.  In many ways there was no way for us to prepare for the pandemic, but for those companies that had a Disaster Plan in place, coping with the challenges of the pandemic has been a little […]

Coping With Stress – Six Strategies

Stress is a part of every person’s job.  For truck drivers, there are unique circumstances that contribute to their stress, such as traffic and long hours on the road away from their home and family.  What can drivers do to cope with and reduce the stress they experience?  AnnaBeth Rouse from American Trucker highlighted six […]

Driving Force: Customers

Your customers are what keep your business in motion.  What does it mean to take a customer centric approach to your business and how can you do so? The term ‘customer centric’ refers to an approach of doing business that focuses on creating a positive experience for your customers from beginning to end.  This results […]

Setting Them Up for Success

As Fleet Owners, you know that your success largely depends upon your team of hardworking employees.  When it comes to new hires of both entry level applicants and experienced drivers, how is your company setting them up for success? Regarding entry level new hires, many companies do an excellent job of initiating extensive training programs […]

Ergonomics – The Low-Down

Driving a truck is hard on the body.  Lack of attention to proper ergonomics causes many preventable injuries and accidents.  What exactly are ergonomics?  Ergonomics are the study of a persons efficiency in their working environment.  How does that apply to the trucking industry?  Truck driving is strenuous work, and something as simple as sitting […]

STOP! – Brake Safety Week, September 15-21

Brake check!  We are right in the middle of Brake Safety week, this week of September 15th through the 21st.  Brake Safety week is part of the Operation Air-brake Program, which is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).  The August edition of Fleet Owner Magazine highlighted that the goal of Brake Safety week […]

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week – September 8th-14th 2019

Many consider the trucking industry to be the most important in the country.  Truck drivers keep America in motion; they deserve to be recognized for their hard work!  Every year the American Trucking Association designates an entire week to do just that.  This year, National Truck Driver Appreciation week will be observed during the week […]

Girl Power – Changing the Face of the Trucking Industry

For decades, the trucking industry has been a man’s world.  That is starting to change thanks to some inspiring women who are making a difference.  The July 2019 edition of Fleet Owner magazine featured the article ‘Women in Trucking’.  In the article it mentions that while women make up 50% of the working population, the […]

Safety First: Eyes Open and On the Road

Being a truck driver is a difficult and grueling job, there is no doubt about it.  Two of the biggest challenges truck drivers are facing these days are lack of quality sleep and distracted driving.  What can drivers do to minimize these challenges, stay safe and keep their eyes open and on the road? Sleep […]

Trending – Spring 2019

What’s Trending in the Trucking Industry? Walmart is implementing new recruiting and hiring strategies, increasing it’s number of new hires to 1,400 which is up from 922 the previous year. One of it’s strategies is to utilize social media to widen its demographic of applicants. In the April 2019 edition of Fleet Owner Magazine, Neil […]