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Drivers Have Some Thoughts about Safety Training

It’s a common misunderstanding from trucking companies that drivers don’t want safety training. In reality, drivers want training, but historically, the delivery is all wrong. Traditionally, safety training has been presented in orientation and then not again until insurance says so, or as a form of punishment. Of course, with that kind of cadence, it’s no wonder drivers have so much to say about safety training. “Carriers must recognize that training should be proactive and ongoing,” said Mark…


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What Drivers Said in 2019 - Annual Trends Report

2019 was a monumental year for driver feedback, and WorkHound will report trends with Stifel Capital Markets this Friday, January 11, at 11:30 a.m. EST. WorkHound and Stifel Capital Markets on a conference call hosted by Global Transportation & Logistics Analyst David Ross featuring Max Farrell, CEO and Co-founder of WorkHound and Paul Castronova, WorkHound Special Projects Manager, to discuss 2019 trends in feedback from thousands of professional drivers. WorkHound, a real-time driver…


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Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Truck Driver Retention in 2020

The boom times in transportation and logistics are giving many companies a boost to the wallet. Should trucking and freight companies invest this added cash in driver retention in 2020? Studies show that the smart money is in one place: Retention. The Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Truck Driver Retention in 2020 Below is a list of the top 5 reasons to invest in truck driver retention in 2020, complete with industry statistics and insights to back them up. #1. Driver Retention is a Growing…


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The Ultimate Guide to Setting a 2020 Retention Resolution

As we kick off 2020, let's talk about our Retention Resolutions. We’re especially big fans of resolutions with retention in mind because if you’re having a tough time retaining drivers, it sounds like it’s time to resolve some driver concerns. In 2020, we’re challenging the industries we serve to prioritize employee retention in setting their New Years’ Resolution.  Not only will a retention resolution help you build a better company culture, but with the cost-to-replace professional truck…


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Looking Back on a Milestone Year— And Ahead to 2020

Max Farrell, Co-Founder and CEO 2019 was a milestone year for us, for a few different reasons. December serves the opportunity each year to reflect on what the past 12 months have brought WorkHound while looking ahead at what the next year has in store. We added new customers, and that’s always rewarding. It’s been exciting to see companies change their culture because they are listening to the voice of frontline workers— and they’ve really seen remarkable results. Companies have reduced…


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HNI Webinar - Questions: "Why Truck Drivers Quit"

As a member of the De-Risking Network, WorkHound partnered up with HNI to host a webinar titled “Why Truck Drivers Quit” and we received some great follow-up questions. In today’s blog, we’re sharing answers to five questions following the webinar. Read on to get caught up on the answers following last week's session: "Is feedback anonymous?"  Yes! Drivers have the ability to leave feedback without the fear of retaliation. This is important because it gives drivers the confidence to share…


WorkHound Wins "Best in Show" for Rapid-Fire Demo

  https://vimeo.com/375522982 Over 50 of today’s most innovative and disruptive companies in the logistics industry stepped on stage during FreightWaves LIVE Chicago to present live product demos. The challenge was to show off the product through engaging seven-minute presentations — with no PowerPoints allowed. Attendees voted on demos from both the first and second days of the conference, and the following seven companies took home Best in Show trophies. WorkHound was one of 7 innovators…


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How Participating in Industry Peer Groups Can Benefit Your Company

When you’re embroiled in the day-to-day realities of work, it can be tempting to see yourself on a bit of an island. After all, the challenges your business is facing are unique, right? That is until joining industry peer groups. While every trucking company faces unique and individual challenges, there are also many areas — particularly when it comes to hiring and retention — where there’s a good bit of overlap across the industry. That means there are abundant opportunities for businesses to…


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21 Thank You Notes from Truck Drivers

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we're thankful for the 30,000+ drivers and their carriers 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 and skyrocketing turnover, today we’re sharing the top highlights of the good. There are literally truckloads beyond these messages, but each of these "thank you notes" was copied directly from the WorkHound dashboard,…


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3 Reasons You Should Always Be Getting Feedback

Most of us have worked somewhere feedback was really only solicited and welcomed once a year. Maybe that took the form of a survey sent to all employees — or came in the form of a manager asking you about your experience as part of your annual review. But is asking for feedback so rarely really effective? The answer is a decisive “no.” In fact, even asking for feedback on a quarterly basis may not provide the opportunity for employees to truly offer their insight about your company, their…