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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…


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Heroes of the Hound: P&S Transportation

WorkHound Customer Q&A At WorkHound, we believe that the key to improving retention is asking for the feedback of those on the front lines — your professional drivers. Over the years, we have seen dramatic changes in company cultures as trucking carriers offer their employees a chance to speak up and take meaningful action related to their feedback. Nowhere is that more evident than at PS Logistics. The company — which is based in Birmingham, Alabama, but has 26 locations nationwide —…


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Sharing the Love With Your Team of Drivers

When you think about Valentine’s Day, love and spending time with those you love probably comes to mind. But what about sharing the love with your company’s professional drivers?  It’s not the same kind of love, and we get that, but showing your drivers that they’re appreciated is a significant part of any effective retention strategy. While a strong pay structure and competitive benefits can help entice drivers to your carrier in the first place, in the long run, drivers are looking to feel…


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How Feedback Can Solve Challenges in Trucking

Wouldn’t it be nice if work (and, let’s be honest, life in general) were seamless and simple at all times? Trust us, we know that the trucking industry, in particular, is rife with challenges, especially in the current environment.  With that said, though, challenges within trucking and logistics overall aren’t insurmountable. They’re speed bumps rather than dead ends, so to speak. The first step in solving the problems within the industry is knowing what they are. Sounds simple enough, right?…


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Wrapping Up 2021 & Looking Ahead to 2022

Max Farrell, Co-Founder and CEO A lot of the same challenges from 2020 continued in 2021 for the world. We’re still in a pandemic. The supply chain has more friction points than any of us can remember in recent history. But the world is still moving forward — the economy is moving fast and people expect goods right away. All of these things happening at once make for some challenging times. In trucking, the most common conversations are simply about the workforce. This is the hardest hiring…


Adjusting to the Feedback Culture: The User’s Guide You Need

Your trucking carrier has decided to take the leap in 2022, moving from soliciting feedback in biannual surveys to operating a continuous program to improve your company's feedback culture. But now what? Congratulations! You’ve taken step 1. Understanding that your drivers need a consistent mechanism for providing their insights and concerns is a key part of changing your overall culture as a business. But it’s also natural to wonder how to get it done. The good news is, following some basic…


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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…


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…


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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…


Bay & Bay

Heroes of the Hound: Bay & Bay Transportation

WorkHound Customer Q&A When Bay & Bay Transportation teamed up with WorkHound to provide its drivers with a feedback program, they had three strategic goals in mind: The company wanted to curb turnover, promote growth, and streamline operations. It’s safe to say they’ve found success — even while navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated turmoil within the trucking industry, Bay & Bay has reduced turnover and grown its driver count by an astounding 30…