People Optimization Model

Posted & filed under HR Elevated.

This may be a leap, but I’m going to assume in this edition of HR Elevated that we are on the same page with regards to three points. First, our working definition of optimization – to make as effective, perfect or useful as possible or to make the best of. Second, our goal is to… Read more »

Fleet Cast Podcast England Carrier Services ELD

Posted & filed under England Carrier Services.

England Carrier Services sat down with Omnitracs to discuss details of the upcoming Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. From device options and associated pricing to the benefits of utilizing ELDs, we talk about what it takes to make this a smooth transition.   Subscribe to Fleet Cast ###   The England Carrier Services (ECS) division… Read more »

Employee of the Month Backbone of the Month

Posted & filed under Culture.

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Congratulations to our December Employee of the Month, Edith! Edith comes in each day with a smile on her face and ready to tackle any challenge. She gets right to work every morning, paying close attention to detail so nothing is missed. Recently she has been maintaining the workload of two… Read more »

Navigating the ELD Mandate

Posted & filed under England Carrier Services.

With Europe’s “The Final Countdown” coming to mind, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) compliancy deadline is generating a lot of buzz throughout the industry. The ELD mandate, requiring all fleets to transition from paper logs to an electronic logging device, has left many carriers with feelings of uncertainty. To ease some of these concerns and… Read more »

Organization Optimization Through People Optimization

Posted & filed under HR Elevated.

It’s quite insightful to comb through Fortune magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and compare each one to the top financial and growth performers in their industry. Interestingly enough, they are either at or near the top of their industry’s list. I’m convinced there is not only a correlation but a cause and effect… Read more »

FAK Freight Class vs Class Exception Freight Classes

Posted & filed under Dry Less-than-Truckload, Parcel.

You may have heard the term FAK freight class thrown around, but it can be difficult to understand all that it entails. You may find that knowing the difference between FAKs and class exception could save you both money and heartburn.   In layman terms, FAKs (Freight All Kinds) are tariff classifications for various goods… Read more »

6 Questions to Ask an ELD Provider

Posted & filed under England Carrier Services.

If you’re ready to purchase an electronic logging device, you probably have a lot of questions related to ELD Mandate compliance. Choosing the best device is a decision that will impact your fleet and drivers for many years, so it’s important to ask questions about compliance and find out what else the device and ELD… Read more »

Developing People Return on Value Desired Outcome

Posted & filed under HR Elevated.

Return on Investment (ROI) is a widely accepted metric when it comes to measuring financial benefits received from the use of resources. However, I’ve come to question the accuracy – and even the integrity – of using it in measuring the impact from developing people. Even with the most complex calculations, it is virtually impossible to… Read more »

Benefits from ELDs

Posted & filed under England Carrier Services.

When you implement a compliant Electronic Logging Device (ELD), you are able to record Hours of Service (HOS) accurately and efficiently. But these devices also give you access to applications beyond HOS. Fleets and drivers can take advantage of other safety applications, as well as productivity boosting ones. Here are six key benefits to using… Read more »