Monthly Archives: March 2015

Report: FMCSA Offers up to $2k for Participating in Study

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute need about 250 drivers to complete a Congressionally mandated hours-of-service study, Overdrive online reported. Participating drivers could be compensated up to $2,000.

FULL STORY

VTTI study sign-up page


Further reading:

Avoid Possible New Driver Training Headaches With One-Way Trailers

Make One-Way Trailers Part of Your Equipment Strategy

Report: Emerging Technology Lowers Transportation Costs, Raises Margins

REAL BUSINESS 101: Hostile Workplace Prevention

REAL Business 101: Regulatory Compliance

Transportation Trends & News Roundup: Cargo Theft Trends, Teamsters Sue DOT and More

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2014 Cargo Theft Trends: Increased Threat, More Sophisticated Thieves

FreightWatch says cargo thieves in the U.S. are becoming more sophisticated, with data “suggesting organized thieves offset the lack of access to a high quantity of shipments by targeting higher value merchandise,” Overdrive online reported. FULL STORY

Teamsters Sue DOT to Block FMCSA Cross-Border Trucking Expansion

Teamsters Union filed a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent move to expand its cross-border trucking program with Mexico, Commercial Carrier Journal reported. FULL STORY

Industry Indicators: Freight Edges Down, Rates OK, Diesel to Remain Flat

Trucking industry and economic indicators in recent months have sunk some from the up-and-up seen in the latter part of last year, Commercial Carrier Journal reported. FULL STORY


Related:

Avoid Possible New Driver Training Headaches With One-Way Trailers

Make One-Way Trailers Part of Your Equipment Strategy

Report: Emerging Technology Lowers Transportation Costs, Raises Margins

REAL BUSINESS 101: Hostile Workplace Prevention

REAL Business 101: Regulatory Compliance

Avoid Possible New Driver Training Headaches With One-Way Trailers

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The Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings in its first meeting in Arlington, Va. late in February, Overdrive online reported. The ELDTAC is tasked with negotiating terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level driver training requirements.

Spare Yourself the Regulatory Headaches

You’re trying to stay nimble, be ready for anything, including possible new rules setting pre-CDL license training requirements that could suddenly figure into the costs of getting equipment where you need it, when you need it there.

One-way trailers can be part of the solution, enabling you to avoid many equipment maintenance, storage, insurance, financing and other fleet-related costs. Your operation will be leaner, enabling you to maintain value and quality to your customers, no matter what comes your way,

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Related:

Make One-Way Trailers Part of Your Equipment Strategy

Accelerated ‘negotiated rulemaking’ on pre-CDL driver training gets under way in Washington

Report: Rising Capacity, Falling Fuel Prices, Falling Rates

REAL BUSINESS 101: Hostile Workplace Prevention

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There are two ways to obtain knowledge: study and experience. Both are valuable, but when it comes to business, there’s a lot that you can’t learn from a book or in a classroom.

We’re not knocking school. We just want to help folks in the real business world. So we’ll be posting articles with a healthy dose of plain-spoken, real world insights and tips. We hope they help.

Man’s World?

Not so much. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 report on women in the labor force found that, while women made up 47 percent of the total workforce, they accounted for 52 percent of all management across all U.S. industry. So in considering compliance processes and policies, start by understanding, unequivocally, that this is not, in fact, a man’s world. Nor is it a white world or any other homogenized world.

So, What?

Ok, so the business world is steadily becoming more diverse, but it’s business, so why bring all this gender and culture diversity stuff into it, right? You’re exactly right: it’s business. And friendly, respectful business is easier, more effective and, most importantly, more profitable for all involved.

Protect Your Employees and Company

If your shop doesn’t have a policy to protect workers from harassment (sexual or otherwise) that makes them feel like their workplace is hostile, consider creating one for your their protection and yours. You can find useful resources to help you by searching “hostile workplace prevention” on LinkedIn.


Related:

REAL Business 101: Regulatory Compliance

REAL Business 101: Communication Key in Freight Industry, All Business

REAL Business 101: the In’s and Out’s of Business Courtesies

Make One-Way Trailers Part of Your Equipment Strategy

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 report: Women in Labor Force