Flippin’ burgers in a flip-top tanker
Many men – and women – salivate over the thought of flipping juicy burgers on an outdoor grill. What about the idea of grilling up to 1,000 of them an hour? My mouth is watering just thinking about it, yet my mind is overwhelmed by the thought of it.
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Analyzing the driver shortage
There’s more and more talk about the shortage of truck drivers these days, especially in the general media; an indication (at least from where I sit) of just how serious this issue is becoming. This isn’t just a U.S. problem, either, as this shortage is affecting Canada as well.
Glum outlook offered by owner-operators
I’m kicking myself this morning because I couldn't dial in and listen to a presentation yesterday by Todd Spencer, executive VP for the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA); a presentation hosted by Wall Street investment firm Stifel Nicolaus.
Fuel economy is the focus for new truck models
The 2013 Mid America Trucking Show isn’t even a day old yet and already two words are dominating the new truck rollouts so far: fuel economy.
What trucking can learn from the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal
If you don’t read this blog entry … Well, I’m not going to finish that thought because it might be construed as bullying you into reading something you don’t want to read. But you really should read it.
New York authorities allege package delivery company has been shipping illegal cigarettes
It turns out that cigarettes do more than just harm your health. They affect your bottom line too.
Ram reveals the ProMaster van
When you profess to be a “full-line” commercial vehicle maker in the light-to-medium-duty truck world, you’ve got to offer it all – and not just a pickup or two.
Are lights becoming a CSA “Achilles heel” for fleets?
Who could’ve imagined the trouble the simple, humble tail light would cause truck operators within the context of the new Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program constructed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Manager as cheerleader
Managers may not think right off the bat that at least part of their role in the workplace is to cheer on their direct reports. But leadership expert Timothy F. Bednarz, Ph.D. , author of Great! What Makes Leaders Great (Majorium Business Press, Stevens Point, WI, 2011), argues persuasively in a recent post to his “Leaders to Leader” blog that cheerleading is a “critical aspect of leadership.”
Trucking and Obamacare: How healthy will your company be in 2014?
As we quickly approach the open enrollment period under the new healthcare, aka ObamaCare, law, many businesses, particularly smaller businesses, are still unsure how the law will affect them.
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