Year in Review: Most read blog posts

Dec. 17, 2013

No. 10

Trucking and Obamacare: How healthy will your company be in 2014?

As we quickly approach the open enrollment period under the new healthcare, aka ObamaCare, law, many businesses, particularly smaller businesses, are still unsure how the law will affect them.

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No. 9

Manager as cheerleader

Managers may not think right off the bat that at least part of their role in the workplace is to cheer on their direct reports. But leadership expert Timothy F. Bednarz, Ph.D. , author of Great! What Makes Leaders Great (Majorium Business Press, Stevens Point, WI, 2011), argues persuasively in a recent post to his “Leaders to Leader” blog that cheerleading is a “critical aspect of leadership.”

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No. 8

Are lights becoming a CSA “Achilles heel” for fleets?

Who could’ve imagined the trouble the simple, humble tail light would cause truck operators within the context of the new Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program constructed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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No. 7

Ram reveals the ProMaster van

When you profess to be a “full-line” commercial vehicle maker in the light-to-medium-duty truck world, you’ve got to offer it all – and not just a pickup or two.

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No. 6

New York authorities allege package delivery company has been shipping illegal cigarettes

It turns out that cigarettes do more than just harm your health. They affect your bottom line too.

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Top 5

No. 5

What trucking can learn from the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal

If you don’t read this blog entry … Well, I’m not going to finish that thought because it might be construed as bullying you into reading something you don’t want to read. But you really should read it.

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No. 4

Fuel economy is the focus for new truck models

The 2013 Mid America Trucking Show isn’t even a day old yet and already two words are dominating the new truck rollouts so far: fuel economy.

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No. 3

Glum outlook offered by owner-operators

I’m kicking myself this morning because I couldn't dial in and listen to a presentation yesterday by Todd Spencer, executive VP for the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA); a presentation hosted by Wall Street investment firm Stifel Nicolaus.

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No. 2

Analyzing the driver shortage

There’s more and more talk about the shortage of truck drivers these days, especially in the general media; an indication (at least from where I sit) of just how serious this issue is becoming. This isn’t just a U.S. problem, either, as this shortage is affecting Canada as well.

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No. 1

Flippin’ burgers in a flip-top tanker

Many men – and women – salivate over the thought of flipping juicy burgers on an outdoor grill. What about the idea of grilling up to 1,000 of them an hour? My mouth is watering just thinking about it, yet my mind is overwhelmed by the thought of it.

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