Month: July 2022

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Disrupting Turnover: How to Identify Your “At-Risk” Drivers

When it comes to employee turnover, you could say that the trucking industry has been ahead of the game. While many other industries are now seeing employees leave their current jobs for new ones as part of a “workplace reshuffle” of sorts, worker fluctuation in the trucking industry has long been the norm. There’s an old saying that drivers can be happy on a Monday, have an issue pop up on a Tuesday, and move on to a new employer by Friday. You’re likely acutely aware of this unfortunate…


A User’s Guide to Getting a Feedback Program Up & Running

You’ve decided to implement a feedback program for your team of professional drivers. Congratulations! That decision can have a big impact on keeping your employees satisfied during a time of high workforce turnover. But what’s your next step? When you implement a new process or procedure, it’s important to be thoughtful about putting it into place. Missteps can lead to a longer than necessary ramp-up period, or cause the program to fall totally flat. That’s why we recommend that companies…


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Heroes of the Hound: Stevens Trucking

WorkHound Customer Q&A It may seem like everywhere you turn these days, you see a reference to workplace culture. It can sometimes seem like simply a buzzword. But when it’s built out correctly within a workplace, a strong company culture can be a difference-maker. That’s the case for Stevens Trucking. Established in 1979 in Oklahoma, the company, which specializes in oilfield and dry freight, now operates more than 1,500 trailers and more than 300 tractors across the 48 contiguous states.…


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How Employee Feedback Can Help Uncover Gaps in Training

Despite a company’s best efforts to create a comprehensive onboarding and training program, there will always be something that’s left out or undertrained. And often, these gaps in knowledge can be disruptive and even dangerous, both to the employee and to overall operations. But by maintaining a driver feedback program and coaching employees on how to use that feedback program during onboarding, companies can help mitigate some of these issues. Employees who feel empowered to ask questions and…