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For greater success, do companies want happy customers or happy employees? Evidence points that most successful companies need both. Oxford University published a study in October 2019 about happiness and productivity in the workplace and found that workers are 13%...
If you were asked to name the fiercest animal in the animal kingdom, how would you respond? Would your initial reaction be to say it would be a bear, a lion, or a tiger?  How about a snake or...
Pre-trip and post-trip inspections are extremely common terms in the trucking industry in Canada and the USA.  Sometimes referred to as driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs), these inspections are performed by the vehicle’s driver in preparation for driving and...
Directly from Ottawa – The CBSA Canadian Border Services Agency border guards and Airport workers are preparing to begin strike job actions across Canada’s borders on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 6:00 am EDT if a contract is not...
Some wonder, will this COVID pandemic rollercoaster ride ever end? The past year and a half have been chaotic for everyone. Hopefully, we will be able to put the worst of the pandemic behind us soon. But we know...

MENTAL GAMES

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the Olympics. As I write I don’t know if this is her final decision, or if in the future she will compete more. The most common theory is a mental health issue, but does...
The modern commercial truck is an incredibly complex machine.  When I think about all of the different things that have to work in a precise and controlled manner in a diesel tractor-trailer, I am truly impressed with humankind’s ability...
The Province of Ontario is currently the only jurisdiction in all of Canada and the United States that allows someone to take their class A road test in an automatic or automated manual transmission, and if passed, provide them...
I am always intrigued and a little frustrated when I observe how often employers  overlook accessible, and no or low-cost ways to boost employee morale and engagement. Especially when such actions can easily connect to vital and universal human...
For fourteen years the Women In Trucking Association has been the only organization whose mission is to encourage and advance the employment of women in trucking. We have always represented ALL women in the industry, or as we like to say,...

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