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Does Your Mind Wander When Driving

Have you ever been driving home from work, and when you arrive you think "wow" I don't remember that drive at all.  Unfortunately mind wandering is common for many drivers while on the road and the results can be tragic.  The below is an article from Fleet Owner.

Topics: Safety

National Truck Driver Appreciation

All information can be found at www.trucking.org - this post comes from ATA

Topics: Driver Appreciation

Skid Pad Training

Recently, two of our employees were asked to participate in a Skid Pad Training Course offered by Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin through our insurance partner HNI.

Topics: Safety

6 Ideas To Help Retain Drivers

Driver turnover rates continue to be an ongoing problem for every type of fleet and the projections do not show improvement any time soon.
Recruiting, screening and on boarding drivers takes a considerable amount of time and effort.  So, doesn’t it make sense to retain existing drivers?  Below are a few ideas to help you maintain your current drivers. “Total Work Environment” is important to drivers not just pay.

Topics: driver recruiting Driver Appreciation

Port of Green Bay

When you think of Port cities you think Port of Long Beach, Port of Virginia, Port of New York.  How often do people think Port of Green Bay? (below information from www.portofgreenbay.com)

Topics: 3PL Port

Tips For Finding the Best Logistics Provider

Choosing the right logistics provider can be challenging, there are so many factors involved you want to make sure you choose the right provider !   Before you start, make sure you understand your own needs before you start the search for a new logistics provider.


Don't use an RFP:
 An RFP limits you to functional costs. A good 3PL relationship should result in a quantifiable value significantly more dramatic than any RFP can identify. It is imperative that you choose the 3PL that offers the clearest quantitative value to your company.

Topics: 3PL

What Is Supply Chain Management?

Found this great video from W.P. Carey School of Business.  It is a great visual explaining Supply Chain Management.

Topics: 3PL

Benefits of Employee Recognition Programs

Employee recognition can be one of the best forms of retention.  A little recognition can go a long way. The benefits of recognition go beyond simply inspiring good will.  Letting your employees know that you value their contributions also increases productivity and innovative thinking.  Below are a few other things that employee recognition can do for your company and employees.

Topics: Recruiting Driver Appreciation recognition

Safety Tips for 4th of July Driving

The truck drivers of America’s Road Team are asking motorists to help keep roads safe over the Fourth of July holiday weekend by driving carefully and sober. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that nearly 41 million people will take to the roads over the holiday. 

America's Road Team offers tips for staying safe, and being prepared.

  • Know your route in advance - Many accidents are caused by distracted and indecisive drivers. Having your road trip planned in advance prevents potential confusion while driving.
  • Don't be distracted - Put your cell phones and other digital devices in the glove compartment so you won’t be tempted to use them.
  • Pay attention to large trucks - They also have large blind spots. The rule of thumb is: if you can’t see the truck driver in their side-view mirrors, they can’t see you. Big rigs also take a lot longer to stop than a passenger car, so never cut in front of a truck.
  • Always wear your seat belt - It may seem like the most basic rule when you get into a car, but wearing a seat buckle can save your life in a car crash in many cases. Every time, without exception, you should buckle up when you are in a moving vehicle.
  • Go with the flow of traffic - Chances of a crash nearly triples when driving faster than surrounding traffic.
  • Do not drink and drive - Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of road accidents in the U.S.  In a large portion of accidents around the Fourth of July weekend, alcohol was a factor. To avoid putting yourself and others at risk, don't drive after you've had a few drinks. If you plan on celebrating with alcohol, be sure to have a designated sober driver who will take you home, or find another method of transportation such as a taxi or public transit.

 

Topics: Safety

Would You Know What To Do - Heat Illnesses

Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces?  Most of the time, your hardly aware of it - unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle.

Topics: Safety