On Monday, the RAND Corporation released the first-ever American Working Conditions Survey (AWCS), and the results reveal a bleak state of affairs for those employed in the United States.
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Many organizations dedicate minimal time, if any, to evacuation and workplace safety, unless they are engaged in a high risk industry. The mindset of “it will never happen to me”, or “that could never possibly happen here!” is a common reason for inadequate disaster and evacuation plans. Employees and employers who are convinced that extreme […]
This week’s Perspectives installment comes from the HR Pros in our newly launched HR Support Center. We added this new tool to our menu of services to give your Human Resources department a leg up when it comes to solving HR issues.
Truckers are getting older. The problem is that they’re not getting younger as well. Before you think we’re talking about time travel or some kind of Benjamin Button-esque condition, consider the role young workers play in an industry. Even highly specialized roles see periodic influxes of young people seeking to make it in a less crowded […]
On July 12th, with help from our friends at Hudson Cook, we posted about the 12 Steps to Start a Compliance Program. Today we have a follow up post from Tom Hudson and Erik Johnson about how to take your compliance program to the next level. In Step 2 of that article, they recommended you appoint […]
“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes,” Oscar Wilde once remarked. Although he died right around the advent of the modern truck, the eminently quotable Irish writer might as well have been talking about transportation Compliance, Safety, and Accountability.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about why happy employees are 12% more productive, and explored the role of your company culture and culture of compliance in keeping your workforce engaged.
There’s no industry like transportation. The diversity of carrier size and scope, the continual adoption of new technology, the enormous investment of time and money into the business—it all contributes to a complex, competitive, high-stakes environment where a single brilliant idea or seemingly minor mistake can make or break a fleet.
In June 2016—the midst of one of the most tumultuous presidential races in US history—Bloomberg BNA reported the following: “A Donald Trump presidency wouldn’t spell the end of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration altogether, but it would almost certainly mean less enforcement and practically no rulemaking.”
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau isn’t the only regulator keeping watch over your finance company—far from it. Much like the Justice League (or the Legion of Doom), there’s a multitude of federal agencies, such as the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Department of Housing and Urban […]