How does a company maintain a position of excellence within their chosen marketplace? This is the question that has led to scores of courses, books, and, lectures. Satisfying a product or service need is the universal foundation of any business operation. In addition to fulfilling the product/service need, marketplace impression will always be shaped by the level of customer service provided.
QUESTION: What is Respiratory Protection? ANSWER: Respiratory protection, including a NIOSH-certified respirator, is designed to protect employees from harmful airborne agents. For motor carriers that haul commodities categorized as inhalation hazards, such as Anhydrous Ammonia, they may be required to provide respiratory protection to drivers and employees who may be exposed to such hazards.
It is no secret that crashes are largely preventable and are often caused by driver error. By implementing a driver safety program at your company, you can greatly reduce your risk while protecting your company’s bottom line.
As an effective leader, you very likely have a core set of standards and principles which you are not willing to tolerate any compromise on. Most would refer to these deeply held standards as your set of values. While priorities will often change as circumstances change, your personal values do not change. They are not subject to compromise.
ATRI unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry at ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition in October. For the third year in a row, the industry ranked the Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules as its top industry concern. For the past two years, major HOS impacts on supply chains were the impetus behind the first place ranking. In this year's survey, carriers and drivers voiced their concern over the uncertain future of the current suspension of the rules.
Like most carriers, you probably spent a lot of time analyzing, modifying, and conquering your Safety Measurement System (SMS) results over the past couple of years. Now, as you look around feeling pretty good about yourself and your company, you may notice that something has been missing.
You’re pretty good at your job, and you’ve been doing it for years. How crazy would it be if your boss one day said, “let’s take a look at the tape from yesterday’s meeting…let’s see what we can improve on.”
Fleets can see greater success and improved profitability by focusing on getting and keeping good drivers. Besides fuel costs, driver costs are typically a significant expense to a trucking company. It’s no secret that tenured, experienced drivers are more operationally effective than less experienced drivers. That experience directly translates to improvements in operational efficiency, and is one of the most important aspects in running a solid, profitable business.
As urban areas continue to push outward and displace animals from their natural habitats, and as formerly empty rural lanes become plagued with traffic, collisions between cars and animals seem an almost inevitable consequence.