Truck Driver Retention

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Hometime for the Holidays...

It’s crazy to think about, but the holiday season is here again. While it seems like only yesterday that 2021 got underway, the calendar is quickly flipping toward 2022. And that means we're all thinking about hometime for the holidays. The holiday season is a frantic one for many people. Take the normal everyday responsibilities of life into consideration, then add a bunch of other to-dos to the list...shopping for gifts,  planning seasonal events, and even brainstorming next year’s personal…


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24 Thank You Notes from Professional Drivers

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for the 70,000+ drivers and their employers who entrust anonymous communications with WorkHound. Today we’re excited to share the “thank you" notes. While it’s the good, the bad, AND the ugly that impacts the nationwide driver shortage, skyrocketing turnover, and supply chain disruptions, today we’re sharing the top highlights of the good. As you know from our latest webinar on praise feedback, we're big fans of feel-good because it can also teach…


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If You’re Happy and You Know It...Share the Word

When you think about establishing a feedback program, your mind may naturally go to the negative. There’s often an assumption that feedback is solely about problems or issues that need to be fixed. But in reality, when you have a feedback program in place for your trucking company, you’ll get a good bit of positive feedback, too. While it may not seem like it sometimes, there are happy drivers out there! We see it all the time in the feedback our clients receive — while they hear from drivers…


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Are National Supply Chain Challenges Affecting Driver Retention?

Everywhere you turn these days, it seems like supply chain challenges are in the news. As the country continues to emerge from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s plagued by infrastructure issues and shipping problems. Professional drivers are an essential cog in the shipping process, delivering essentials to homes and businesses across the country. How are they affected by these ongoing supply chain challenges? It’s an interesting question — with a somewhat complex…


driver loyalty

Is Driver Loyalty a Thing of the Past?

The short answer is no. But that comes with a caveat — driver loyalty has to be earned. The trend away from loyalty is certainly not a phenomenon seen solely in the trucking industry. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting effects on the workforce brought to light widespread employee dissatisfaction. The result? A mass exodus of people leaving their jobs for greener pastures, coined as the Great Resignation in some cases and the Great Reshuffle in others. Why are employees suddenly “disloyal” and…


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When It Comes to Building Driver Trust, Stories Matter

If you’re involved in marketing efforts for your organization — or even just somewhat familiar with your company’s advertising strategy — you likely know that storytelling plays an important role. When you’re trying to catch the attention of a customer, you have to tell a good story about what makes your organization different than the competition. But did you know that storytelling also plays an essential role when you’re marketing your company to internal customers? It’s true — when you’re…


Cheema Freightlines

Heroes of the Hound: Cheema Freightlines

WorkHound Customer Q&A We frequently hear success stories for companies that started with next to nothing and then grew into something significant. That’s truly the case for Cheema Freightlines, which was founded in 2006 with one truck and one trailer. In the decade and a half since, the company has become a leader in trucking on the West Coast, operating more than 320 trucks and 950 trailers. It’s no surprise that running an operation of that size — and managing a combination of company…


M&A

Webinar: The People Side of M&A

The transitional period surrounding a merger or acquisition causes confusion and chaos. Workers ask: Who are we? Am I going to lose my job? Is our company closing? Is our business unhealthy? Communication challenges are one of the top factors that cause company synergies to fail in mergers and acquisitions. And the challenges of communication include lack of understanding in identity, career progression, stability of the business, and all of these misalignments present the opportunity for…


make truck driving a great job

The 5 Essentials That Make Truck Driving A Great Job

Today’s business world is an uncertain one— out of the fifteen most wanted jobs in the market today, eight of them didn’t even exist ten years ago. But it’s a bit different when it comes to truck drivers.  Even though there are around 3 million truck drivers in the U.S., the American Trucking Association estimated that the industry would have to hire more than 1.1 million truck drivers in the next few years. That’s a staggering number. And considering there’s a massive shortage of truck drivers…


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You’ve Received Feedback From Drivers. Now What?

If you’ve read a few of our blogs or spent any time with a member of the WorkHound team, you know we’re big fans of gathering feedback (even giving it and asking for it, it’s a whole thing). Because it has helped us so much, we believe there’s tremendous value in offering professional drivers and other employees a meaningful way of submitting their concerns and comments. But that leads to a natural question: Once you’ve set up a feedback tool, what do you do with the feedback you receive?…