Truck Driver Retention

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WorkHound: A Simple and Effective Solution

One of our mantras in decision-making at WorkHound is “speed, simplicity, and focus,” and the result of this vision means quick, effective work and the permission to cut to the chase. Our goal is to encourage customers to do the same. This starts with our product. WorkHound was established as a way to help trucking companies solve complex problems, we help companies break down those complex issues into something manageable by capturing actionable driver feedback. It’s that simple. Feedback…


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Driver Culture is Defined by Communication

Have you ever thought about the role of a feedback program for your trucking company's driver culture? For trucking companies, gathering feedback and taking action on it can fall pretty low on your large list of priorities. But did you know that a feedback program can be the engine that keeps your trucking company on the road? Using a feedback tool as the foundation of your overall human resource efforts can help you achieve your goals in a meaningful and efficient way. (Read: Cut that to-do…


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The Evidence that WorkHound Works

We’re firm believers in the importance of offering employees a meaningful way to provide feedback. But a key part of that is knowing that what’s measured gets managed, and so we’ve worked hard to establish data to provide evidence that WorkHound works. In order for a feedback mechanism or program to be effective and worth investing in, it needs to be useful in the work you do. In other words, it needs to work for you, rather than against you! We believe in the way WorkHound works — and that’s…


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Driving Change: The Pandemic’s Effects on the Trucking Industry

As we all reflect on the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the trucking industry are in-focus at WorkHound.  While many of the effects were challenging, some of the pandemic’s effects on the trucking industry have been positive — and that’s especially true for communication. During 2020 and the first part of 2021, the trucking industry has taken significant strides forward in several areas with a direct impact on drivers.  With an eye on keeping drivers safe, companies within the…


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You Don’t Need to Know Who Said It to Solve It

All feedback has value. But there’s a tremendous upside to anonymous driver feedback — both for the employees providing the feedback and the companies that receive it. Despite those benefits, though, there’s still some resistance related to feedback that can’t be tied back to a specific employee. We get many questions from trucking companies about whether anonymous feedback will keep them from taking the necessary action to retain employees and reduce turnover. To that question, we say: why?…


TransLand

Heroes of the Hound: TransLand - David McCormack

WorkHound Customer Q&A: TransLand, David McCormack - Director of Operations In the past year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trucking industry has seen tremendous challenges — and shown incredible resiliency as the world has learned that drivers are essential. And communicating effectively with them is even more essential. For TransLand, a premier transportation company based in Strafford, Missouri, this is a lesson the company has long known but that became even more important…


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How to Build Trust with a Feedback Program

You’re probably familiar with the “Pandora’s box” fable. Because of it, “Opening up Pandora’s box” has become shorthand for opening up a door and letting in troubles.  Occasionally we come across the concern that starting up a feedback program for your business can have a similar effect — opening up your trucking company for all sorts of negative feedback and repercussions.  But the truth is: whether or not you open up the so-called “Pandora’s Box,” the driver feedback already exists. In other…


Driver feedback can make you shine.

Driver Feedback Can Make You Shine

If you’re reading this, thank you, odds are that you’ve got a lot on your plate. As an HR leader or fleet manager, you make your company shine.  Not to mention, you’re responsible for the challenging and seemingly all-encompassing job of hiring great talent — and then finding a way to retain them in an industry known for high turnover. Is that overwhelming? Maybe, but it’s also your time to shine. HR leaders that ask for feedback from their workforce become heroes for their companies when they…


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A Positive Correlation: High Communication = Highly Engaged Drivers

Hey there: New Year, New You! While most of us agree to and then forget personal resolutions within weeks of the start of the year, setting meaningful goals for your business is still a worthwhile endeavor. When you’re thinking about ways your company can improve in 2021, employee engagement is where you should start. For most companies, regardless of industry, a fully engaged workforce isn’t common, and this ultimately leads to an unhappy workforce looking for change.  While that may seem like…


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Trucking Trends for 2021: What We’re Expecting

What will 2021 bring? Well, if 2020 taught us anything, it’s that predicting even the immediate future in trucking trends can be difficult!  But even though we know that everything can change suddenly, our team at WorkHound has seen some emerging trends in the trucking industry this year that we think will stick around.  One of those is based on a bigger trend outside the industry: It’s that e-commerce is on the rise. In fact, an October study found that e-commerce spending was expected to…