We like math problems here. Calculating out this week’s answer could actually save you money. Q: How much more efficient could your business run by automating the driver onboarding process?
In the trucking industry, safety is paramount—and we need be to working harder than ever to achieve it. That was the major takeaway from the Washington Trucking Associations Safety Management Council’s 2017 Fall Conference (PDF), which we attended earlier this month. For those who aren’t familiar: the WTA is nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and […]
It’s a safe bet that “cutting costs” is on virtually everyone’s list of priorities. Even millionaires and billionaires take pains to avoid paying for anything they don’t absolutely need to pay for (and even then…). There’s nothing unusual about saving money.
Quick Q&A: How Do I Correct an Employee’s FLSA Exemption Status—Without Getting Into the Question of Back Pay?
This week a common but tricky question about employees assumed to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act: Q. If you realize that somebody is misclassified as exempt from minimum wage or overtime pay, how do you communicate their non-exempt status with them—without the employee just saying, ‘Well, you owe me a bunch of […]
There’s no room for improvisation in workforce compliance. Employees need to comprehend what rules, regulations, and company policies to follow; how to use specialized systems, terminology, and technology; and how their actions contribute to or go against your organization’s unique values.
Knowledge is power. Education is the great equalizer. Reading is fundamental. Throughout the course of your life, you’ve undoubtedly encountered countless people who have made the case for learning. Perhaps they’ve told you how learning opens up your mind to the world around you, or explained how it allows you to develop important skills. Maybe […]
Rejection hurts. But constant rejection hurts in a different way. I’m talking, of course, about the current technician shortage in the trucking industry. (What, did you have something else in mind?) Based on current projections, the industry will have 86,900 technician jobs to fill in 2024. That includes not only new jobs created by growth, […]
You own a trucking company. You conduct regular drug testing, in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s drug and alcohol rules. One of your employees tests positive for marijuana. You have a defensible basis to fire that person, right?
We’re almost at the end of our Compliance Monster hunt, and I have to admit: I wasn’t totally ready for everything that’s happened along the way. We had some close calls with Mr. Snap, Tedium, and the Spreadsheet Eater, but after the events of last week—when Malaise actually wormed her way into our blog—I’ve been […]