Month: December 2022

Wrapping Up 2022 & Looking Ahead to 2023

2022 saw a continuation of some workforce trends we saw take hold in late 2020 and throughout 2021. That’s true not only in trucking, but across the board in most other industries as well. In trucking, over the course of the year, companies were full speed ahead, taking advantage of the freight market that we’ve had. With talks of economic shifts, companies are becoming more thoughtful about how they go forward into 2023.  One of the muscle memories that a lot of companies have gotten better at…


two happy truckers having a healthy work life balance

The Connection Between Feedback & Work/Life Balance

The desire for a better work/life balance is the impetus behind many career moves made in the wake of the pandemic. That’s true across the workforce today, including in the trucking industry.  Helping your drivers maintain a healthy balance in their lives can make them more likely to stick around. As leaders, though, determining how to do that in a meaningful way can be a challenge. Start with a feedback program. Offering drivers a way to share their thoughts, feelings, and concerns is an…


Happy women in trucking

Listening to the Voices of Women in Trucking

You’re asking your employees for feedback. But are you really hearing from everyone? Even when your company is making a concerted effort to listen to your employees, sometimes the loudest voices overshadow everyone else. That can leave others, including women and minorities, feeling like their voices aren’t heard.  This is especially evident in face-to-face interactions, particularly meetings with large groups, where less vocal people can be literally spoken over. But it actually happens in…


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Saying Thank You Benefits Your Drivers — and You

It’s the time of year where we focus on saying thanks. But expressing gratitude is important at all times of year — and it offers so many benefits.  While gratitude certainly pops into mind as the holiday season rolls around each year, it’s actually a key component of a strong company culture in general. Saying a simple “thank you,” whether in those exact words or through your actions, can make a positive impact on your entire team.  Why is it so important? Let’s break down the research — and…