Month: May 2017

Respect: The Secret to Empowering Driver Success

Respect: everyone needs it, yet it can be hard to give. Many employers try to show respect exclusively through a paycheck. As if payment alone is enough to show that your people are worthy. News flash—a paycheck isn’t respect. It’s just compensation. To really get more from your people and boost turnover, it’s time to double-down on showing respect for your people. Here’s why and how to do it. Why Showing Respect Is So Important (Yet Tricky) As Jennifer Deal explains in a Wall Street Journal…


Need to Accelerate ELD Compliance? Try This Out

There are plenty of jobs that require employees to clock in and clock out each day. In fact, what draws truckers to the industry is the freedom of being behind the wheel and on the open road. But in a strictly regulated industry such as trucking, that freedom only goes so far. Recent regulations have made great steps to ensure driver safety—but they’ve also been an enormous headache for carriers. And the most recent, most pressing regulation bearing down on carriers is MAP-21. If you’re not…


How Carriers Can Take Driver Mentorship Further

When you’re in college, you seek out the help of older students and professors for the help you need to get top grades. In the military, servicemen and servicewomen rely on superiors for  critical knowledge. In all disciplines, the bond between a mentor and mentee is inexorable. And even though they usually don’t share a cab with each other, the bond that drivers share is tight as well. Online, drivers hang out in forums and social media. They ask and get answers about crucial trucking news. In…


5 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Own Driver Retention Tool

In the life of every business, there comes a time where you’re at a fork in the road. Where you have to choose one path over the other, and there’s no looking back or second-guessing. Is it time to grow, or should you save money? Is the time right to expand, or should you conserve resources for later growth? Do you have to spend more on recruiting ads, or do you spend more on keeping the drivers you already have? If you’ve been pondering that last question, the answer is obvious: an anonymous…