Feature Stories

The Last Word: The LeBlanc brothers

"I couldn’t really see myself doing anything else,” is a phrase one often hears after meeting someone who’s had the same career for his or her whole life.
May 1, 2014

The BIG Mid-America Trucking Show report

Couldn’t make the Mid-America Trucking Show this year? That’s alright, we’ve got you covered. Our team of editors was on-hand, collecting information and checking out the new wares from all the OEMs and suppliers.
May 1, 2014

HR Q&A: Occupational Health and Safety policies and practices

Question: We are a small organization without a Human Resources department.  When is an organization required to have an Occupational Health and Safety policy and who is responsible?
Apr 23, 2014

HR Q&A: Why a reference check is necessary - both before and after hiring

Question:  Anne referred her friend John for a new IT position. Anne doesn’t work in IT, but says he is a great fit. John is hired—without reference checks—starts work and is fired three months later because he...
Apr 8, 2014

Van trailer decking systems becoming more popular

The trucking industry’s mantra, in the face of a productivity-choking regulatory environment, has been to do more with less – to squeeze more profit out of its existing assets. Few companies today are adding capacity and are instead...
Apr 1, 2014

New generation leads Meyers towards 100th year in business

Groucho Marx once said he wouldn’t want to be a part of a club that would accept him as a member, but Jacquie and Natalie Meyers may contend otherwise. At Meyers Transport, chairman Natalie Meyers, described the industry in no uncertain...
Apr 1, 2014

A long journey

The journey from India to Canada is a long and sometimes difficult trek, but for one Ontario driver, it was a long haul worth the journey.
Apr 1, 2014

HR Q&A: How to support and promote managers

Question: We promoted a great performer to a new manager’s role and they are not working out. What can we do?
Mar 14, 2014

Check Call: Predicting the future

 Two issues ago, in The View With Lou column, Fleet Executive publisher and editorial director Lou Smyrlis wrote that a new editor would be taking  over the day-to-day operations of this magazine. That’s me. Hello.
Mar 12, 2014

Taking Care of Business: Borrowing for profit

If you are a CEO, business owner or executive looking to sell your company, your potential buyer group will most likely include private equity firms. To gauge the potential interest level of private equity firms, you should develop an...
Mar 12, 2014

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