April 20, 2015: Millions of bees swarm highway; Incentives to pursue trade careers; Ranking employees can be risky

April 20, 2015

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

• According to a new study of a trucking company adopting Toyota’s lean principles, researchers from NYU and Columbia found there could be a risk of letting employees know where they rank amongst their peers, reported.

• Announcements and new materials regarding design concepts for transportation – including a push to reduce truck weight – are coming out of several trade shows, according to Design News.

Millions of bee hives were scattered on a Washington state highway this morning after a tractor-trailer carrying the honeybees overturned early this morning, according to the Post. The bees, according to the report, were being transported to a pollinate crops at a blueberry farm about 100 miles north of Seattle.

• James Starr has been named The National Tank Truck Carriers’ Driver of the Year, according to Go by Truck News.

• Build Dakota scholarships offers incentives for qualified students to pursue a technical education in occupations with worker shortages, the Sioux City Journal reported. According to the report, these types of jobs don’t often attract women, but women who have pursued careers in these more hands-on fields report they are satisfied.

About the Author

Cristina Commendatore

Cristina Commendatore was previously the Editor-in-chief of FleetOwner magazine. She reported on the transportation industry since 2015, covering topics such as business operational challenges, driver and technician shortages, truck safety, and new vehicle technologies. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.

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