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Courageous Leaders Aren't Afraid To Break A Few Eggs

On April 23, 1910, in Paris, France, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech that would come to be known as “The Man in the Arena.” In his address, Roosevelt touched on the courage it takes for a person to lead, to stand up, and to be a target for failure and ridicule in the face of progress.[...]

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5 Things You Need To Know About the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

WHAT IS THE FMCSA DRUG AND ALCOHOL CLEARINGHOUSE?

The FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will give employers, the FMCSA, state driver licensing agencies, and state law enforcement personnel real-time information about drivers with a commercial driver’s[...]

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Avoiding Delays Due To Insurance Certificates

Have you or one of your drivers sat at a terminal waiting to receive a load, but are delayed because you didn't have the right kind of certificate of insurance to satisfy the shipper?

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Improving Communications By Asking Questions

Have you ever run a report and questioned the results? You may have looked at the report, noted something about the data didn’t look right, researched further, and realized the data was bogus.

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What To Do If A Load is Rejected

A load can be rightfully rejected for several reasons, such as the goods were not delivered at the agreed-upon time or shifted in transit and were damaged. When a load is wrongfully rejected by the consignee, such as rejecting the load due to alleged temperature abuse, missing seals, etc., this[...]

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Protecting Yourself from Thefts and Hijackings

Cargo theft and hijackings are a real danger to drivers. When out on the road, there are safety and security techniques that can help deter would-be hijackers and protect you from harm.

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Mirror Use: A Key to Safe Driving

Mirrors are an essential piece of safety equipment. A skilled driver knows how to use mirrors to help manage the space around the truck and avoid crashes while changing lanes, backing, turning, and during startups.

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Technology and Coaching: A Proven Combination to Change Driver Behavior

In today’s trucking environment, where high-dollar litigation has become the norm, driver managers are tasked with an ever-increasing burden to ensure drivers conduct themselves in a safe manner.This is quite challenging since drivers are out of sight most of the time, but technology is catching[...]

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Talent Metrics Every Motor Carrier Should Track

Motor carriers use the word talent to refer to employees, but this reference can include all employees or a select group (i.e., high performers), depending on who you’re talking to. One thing carriers can agree on is that mismanaging talent can have the same negative impact on the company’s[...]

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