Women in Trucking Blog / Human Resources

by Ellen Voie, on Jun 2, 2020 3:36:00 PM

The trucking industry has long been a male-dominated environment, and although things are changing, it's still predominantly men behind the wheel, in the corner office, and the shop. As women …

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Topics:Human ResourcesLife on the RoadWomen In TruckingHealth and WellnessEllen's Blog

by Michele Wade, on Mar 10, 2020 10:24:00 AM

More than 60,000 new drivers are needed, according to the American Trucking Associations. And with the driver turnover rate at approximately 87 percent, fleets are struggling to hold onto the …

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by Aggie Alvarez, on Mar 5, 2020 10:52:00 AM

The difference between a leader who achieves commitment from employees versus one who achieves compliance, is effective coaching. The most effective leaders are those who see themselves as coaches and leaders rather …

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Topics:LeadershipHuman Resources

by Joe Simon, on Feb 12, 2020 12:02:00 PM

Talking to a medical doctor, either by phone, tablet or computer, with or without a visual component such as Facetime, can remove the need for many non-emergency ER visits. Telemedicine …

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Topics:Human ResourcesHealth and Wellness

by Aggie Alvarez, on Jan 21, 2020 2:46:00 PM

Happy employees positively affect workplace operations. Statistics show that companies that foster employee happiness outperform their competitors by 20%. It’s no surprise, then, that some companies are taking more active measures to …

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by Kenworth Truck Company, on Jan 14, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Workplace diversity is critical to maintaining a competitive edge in business today. The varied perspectives of employees fuels greater idea generation, problem solving and innovation, which overall strengthens the company …

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by Aggie Alvarez, on Dec 17, 2019 4:22:00 PM

64% of applicants wouldn’t respond to a job posting with a poorly written or confusing job title. And 60% find jargon to be annoying. Writing effective job descriptions is a challenging …

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Topics:Human ResourcesProfessional Development

by Joe Simon, on Dec 17, 2019 4:01:00 PM

High-deductible health plans are replacing many traditional health plans, SHRM's 2019 Employee Benefits survey shows. This year, 59 percent of employers offered a HDHP linked to a savings/spending account, and …

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Topics:Human Resources

by Norman Winegar, on Nov 8, 2019 4:55:00 PM

Few people in the transportation industry would argue with the statement that professional driving can be a very unhealthy occupation.  Physically, the long hours sitting behind the wheel, lack of exercise …

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Topics:Human ResourcesLife on the Road

by Joe Simon, on Nov 4, 2019 5:01:00 PM

Self-insured health plans traditionally have been more popular with larger companies, with 250 or more employees.  With rising healthcare costs and ACA fees for fully insured plans, self-insured (a.k.a. self-funded, and …

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Topics:Human ResourcesHealth and Wellness