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MAKING YOUR MILES COUNT Robert D. Scheper

Let Your Actions Reflect Your Words The older I get, the more I appreciate what people DON’T say. I think people talk too much and say too little. Maybe it’s just my perspective but young people can ramble on and on and after an hour of listening I realize, nothing was really said. Worse than that, sometimes they ramble on and say so much that you know they live in La La Land (not the movie). Building a great business or career requires the harmony of both words and deeds. A real professional has way more deeds than words. I have a very close friend who traveled with me a while back. We sat for three hours not saying a word. It was beautiful. Finally, when we did talk, it was meaningful, direct and clear. Trust is built by actions, not words. Classical education focuses far too much on words, not actions. I’ve interviewed hundreds of people in my career. Academically educated applicants seem to focus on what they know while seasoned workers focus on what they have accomplished. There is a huge difference. Young people should be taught what the work force is looking for. Employers and employees should be on the same page when it comes to workplace accomplishments. 16 • OVER THE ROAD

Business and career development are all about action, not words. One of my favorite business stories is about a bank on the west coast of the United States. It was sliding downhill financially as customers were closing their accounts and taking out their deposits. The Board met and discussed the matter and learned that customers were leaving because they were being treated harshly. The Board’s response was to initiate a public campaign to change the bank’s reputation. They bought thousands of banners and posters and covered the walls of the branches. Every employee was issued pins and new names tags with smiling faces. The entire region was blanketed with TV ads expressing how friendly the staff were and how deeply they cared. The problem was, the Board never told a single employee what was coming and never had a single class explaining the importance of friendly, customer service. The new words and message were delivered on cardboard posters and over the television. When marketing material arrived from headquarters, the employees, assuming they were supposed to be hung up... hung them.

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are probably a type of person who talks too much and who walks the walk too little… change your actions and simply shut up for a while. Try not having the last word in a conversation or, not giving your opinion on the next number of conversations you walk into. A simple rule to help you along is… do not offer an opinion unless it’s asked of you. If it’s asked, you’re probably considered a person who knows. If you’re not asked… it’s probably best to just shut up.

At first, customers came in and saw the posters of smiling faces and smiled to the tellers. Being polite, the tellers smiled back. It was contagious, like the flu. It seemed to have an immediate effect on morale of both the employees and the customers. Deposits ticked upwards again, and it appeared the problem was solved. However, once customers got used to the dangling posters, they then only looked at the employees… who showed little to no signs of change. The employee’s service was identical to how it was before the campaign and people returned to their prior opinions. It wasn’t long until morale began to slide and people/deposits again began to leave.

About the Author: Robert D. Scheper is a leading Accountant and Consultant to the Lease/Owner operator industry in Canada. His first book in the Making Your Miles Count series “taxes, taxes, taxes” was released in 2007. His firm exclusively serves Lease/Owner Operators across Canada. His second book “Choosing a Trucking company” is the most in-depth analysis of the operator industry available today. He has a Master degree (MBA) in financial management and has been serving the industry since he and his wife came off the road in 1993. His dedication, commitment and strong opinions can be read and heard in many articles and seminars.

Head office soon saw the numbers slide again and, not learning from their first mistake, began another campaign. This time, however, people weren’t listening. The rush of customers out the door sped up rather than reversed. Before the Board had the opportunity to correct the problem by adequately training employees, they had lost too many customers and the bank had to be bought out by a competitor. People learn who the talkers are and who the doers are. If you don’t learn the art of building a reputation of trust through action or simple follow through, your future will be limited in opportunity. If you realize that you

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You can find him at www.making yourmilescount.com or 1-877-987-9787.

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SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE Ray J. Haight

Time to Get Serious I have a real issue with carrier complacency when it comes to driver turnover. When I look at a motor carrier that has excessive turnover I see any number of things that ring of several serious issues that may threaten the company’s very existence. When operating with high turnover, there are always CSA scoring issues. This also comes with deteriorating marketability to the available insurance markets which equate to higher rates and there is a direct correlation between high insurance rates and operating ratios. There is also a direct correlation between high turnover and accident rates in that professional drivers want to work for safe companies. Conclusion; if your company has high-turnover and poor CSA scores and is facing a tightening insurance market, you better hope the current excess capacity that the industry is currently experiencing stays around for a long time because when it does slow down, and it will eventually, you’re going to seriously be up against it. How do I know this? TCA’s InGauge has data from over 170 carrier profiles with granular, detailed, comparable data points that reveal what I have just stated as fact. No more speculation or conjecture is required as this is now factual and predicated on hard data. Being an unsafe carrier is terrible for a trucking company’s business which both threatens the public and severely limits the return on investment and profitability.

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The good news is that it is never too late to start doing the right thing which is investing in a better safety program, tightening the policies and processes and beginning a culture revolving around doing the “right things right”. The biggest issue here is the commitment to change which includes getting everyone’s buy-in and getting things started – change scares people but change you must if you’re going to win when it comes to lowering your driver turnover. So if you’ve decided to do this, the place to begin of course is with the senior management team. They have to understand and buy into the reality that living in a company with excessively high turnover is a losing proposition with a limited future. After that, you’ll need to get all the folks inside the walls onside and that can be a bit of a sales job in its self. We call it the ‘WIIFM’ = “what’s in it for me” and there are many nice WIIFM’s that come with this. For instance, back to InGauge data, we know that companies with lower turnover have fewer accidents and their CSA results are in much better shape than those folks with high turnover. Lower CSA scores and accident rates mean lower insurance premiums which just so happens to be a direct correlation to a better than the average operating ratio and profitability. We also know that bringing a safety-first culture into a company typically brings in tighter management practices in every area of business. Companies that operate in this fashion usually have a higher ‘truck to inside worker ratio’ and

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they embrace technology at a quicker pace than their competition which is another direct correlation to above average profitability. We also know that these companies typically pay their inside workers a higher than average wage than most companies. Please keep in mind that no one comes to work with the intention of failing at his or her job. It just doesn’t happen. However, here we are in many cases with turnover numbers that would make a longshoreman weep.

I know where I would want to hang my hat. Don’t take me wrong here as the transition is not an easy one but nobody ever told you that running a business would be easy. A challenge yes it is. In my mind it is indeed a challenge worth taking but only of course if you want to be safer and make more money. If you’re interested in discussing this further, please go to www.tcaingauge.com/retentionscore and fill in the questionnaire and let’s see where things stand.

If you can’t convince your people inside the walls that every departure from your company, whether voluntary or not, needs to be taken personally, you need new people. Every day, many folks have to go home and tell their family that they don’t have a job and that the next paycheck isn’t coming and that sucks. We all know that most can pick up another job pretty quickly but that’s not the point. It’s disruptive and it is a change and people don’t like change. People like routine in a comfortable setting. Companies call them job jumpers and refer to the situation as driver churn. You can give it all the labels you want; they left because you didn’t give them a good enough reason to stay. You have to make your company sticky; sticky as in setting yourself apart from the competition.

On a final note, the Truckload Carriers Association ‘Bridging Borders’ session is back for a second year after rave reviews of year one. It is happening in Mississauga on November 14th. It’s a half day event that brings insight into all sorts of issues from US legislative happenings, carrier benchmarking platforms, Canadian Trucking Alliance happenings and also my driver retention project plan. If you can fit this one in, it would be well worth the effort. You can look at the agenda at https://www.truckload.org/ events/bbb/. Hope to see you there. Safe Trucking! Ray J. Haight Ray Haight TCA Retention Coach ray@tcaingauge.com www.tcaingauge.com

It’s a paradigm shift that you need and here’s one that fits. Are you a motor carrier that simply requires drivers to fill the seats and move the freight or, are you a motor carrier that differentiates itself from the competition by the quality of its workforce? Think about it because both of these situations have the same amount of people working in them. For which one would you want to work?

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CARRIER PROFILE

Greg Palmer

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TRANS-FRT McNAMARA INC. In 1986, Paul McNamara and Lorna Taylor began the company as a freight forwarder. In 1989 the company purchased three trucks to augment the brokerage. A few years later, Greg Palmer joined the company working in operations and then sales before moving to Vancouver to open the western Canada operation for the company. In 1993, Ward Tregoning joined the company as the Controller, having come over from the Scotia Bank as their Senior Account Manager that handled the company account. In 1999, both Greg and Ward accepted the opportunity to purchase the entire company. Greg moved back after 8 years in Vancouver and the two men began a five-year purchase of the company with the goal of doubling the company size in 5 years. 32 years later the company looks much different. Three major terminals (Ontario, Alberta and BC) plus yards in Brampton and California; the company is

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centered in Ayr, Ontaro with new offices built in 2011 that includes a 22,000 sq. ft. shop that features a pit capable of handling 5 tractors, 4 trailer bays and 30,000 sq. ft. of warehousing for their cross-docking requirements. Currently they employ 130 people including both Company Drivers and Owner Operators. 85% of their freight is truckload. Ward states, “The average age of our Freightliner tractors is 1.5 years as several years ago we adopted a policy to have all our power units under warranty. Everything is replaced in 3 years”. He continues, “we often consider Owner Operators with older equipment. However, we look closely at their maintenance records and the overall condition of their truck”. While Over the Road was interviewing for this article, in attendance was Denise Elliott, Manager/Safety & Recruiting. Denise

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We pointed out that thousands of Drivers and Owner Operators will read this article and then asked, “What one piece of advice would you like to give them?” Ward replied that it is the professional drivers that are the face of our entire industry. If a driver comes to them with a good attitude, then they expect to be treated well and respected in return. They have many drivers who have left to check out greener pastures and then returned for the kind of treatment they expect in a trucking company. “We also have an ‘open door policy’ so if a driver has a suggestion or issue, they can come to either of us as well as any member of the management team” says Ward. Denise Elliot mentioned that all their drivers have a choice to drive local miles or long haul. Some choose to ‘live in their truck’ by running as much as possible. “It’s their professionalism that enables them to do this” states Denise “and we are a pet friendly organization so many drivers take their pets and even here in the office, everyone keeps dog treats in their desk for that moment when a driver and his friend are here visiting”.

commented during the interview that she was currently reading an e-mail she had just received from one of their drivers. Upon request she read the e-mail and it is was as follows: Everyone can use a positive note to their day. As I was finishing up my drive today, I was thinking how much I appreciate the run I have, the equipment I use and the people I get to work with at TFM. I’m glad I made the move. Cheers! Kevin Matthews. Denise told us that this type of comment from one of their drivers is typical of the general attitude of the driving fleet. She continues, “We are one of the higher paying companies in Canada. We acknowledge safety with awards and we have a seniority bonus. When we asked Greg and Ward what they like about their company Ward said, “We are extremely safe and we pride ourselves on that. For the past two years, any equipment we have purchased has all the accident avoidance features available from Freightliner plus bunk heating/AC/lane departure notice and adaptive cruise control. And we are currently implementing forward facing cameras in our trucks”. Greg continues this thought. “Our strong management group and the longevity of the people who work here has allowed for a committee approach so that each management person provides value. Our drivers are well liked by our customers and many of our customers were in place even before Ward and I came onto the scene. Thus, we have a very stable organization. We excel on technology using McLeod Software for our operations. For a company of this size it represents a significant investment but it makes us more efficient and it’s better for the drivers and inside staff. It will also enable the company to grow. We are well positioned to double the size of our company because we have already invested in the technology that takes time to implement and that work is now complete”.

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We asked if the pool of Drivers and Owner Operators is shrinking and Ward comments: “Not for us. For us it is growing and once we get them in the door to check us out, our pay package and environment closes the deal. Denise is on point for this”. Greg adds, “We currently have 95 Drivers/Owner Operators but our plan is to continue to grow slowly and steadily as we bring on more drivers. We have the infrastructure and capacity to ultimately have about 200 power units. We are cautious about growing too quickly”. Both men are still relatively young and have lots of years left in this business. They feel that with the money and effort spent on technology, they want to see the fruits of their labour and they are both excited for the future.

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the show must go on!

Dedicated to the Entertainment & Production Industries, Stage Door requires motivated, experienced AZ Drivers with a professional attitude that are seeking a unique & rewarding lifestyle. Stage Door operates across all of Canada and the USA. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years OTR driving experience in both Canada and the USA, hold a valid FAST Card or Passport, Clean Drivers Abstracts and Clean Canada Wide Criminal Record Search. Touring Assignments can vary in length, so preference is given to drivers with very flexible schedules. Serious inquiries only. PLEASE CONTACT DENNIS AT

Tel: 519-624-9500 | Fax: 519-624-1433 dennis@stagedoortransportation.com

www.stagedoortransportation.com

Protect your cargo from strap damage Reduce insurance claims for damaged goods Improve your service and company image Become a leader in cargo control and management Reduce the wear on straps Show you really care about your freight Email: sales@veeboards.ca 32 • OVER THE ROAD

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SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY DRIVE SAFE THIS WINTER JOIN THE EASSONS GROUP –

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK! ask about our GUARANTEED PAY

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WE ARE EXPANDING CALL FOR DETAILS KENTVILLE (902) 679-1130 NOVEMBER 2018

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MORE PAY. MORE OPTIONS.

Earn $.48 - $.54/mile or ask about NEW O/O & team pay

Pocket a $3,000 sign-on bonus for joining

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Join our elite NE Dedicated Fleet & earn $.62/mile base + bonuses!

Ask about our popular lease program!

226.242.5087 Visit us at hyndman.ca

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Truckload Carriers Association’s Truckload Profitability Program (TPP)

COMPLIMENTS OF TCA The Truckload Carriers Association is giving away its entire chart of accounts that has been built by and used by North America's best in class trucking companies for over 14 years. You will benefit from using this information if: > You have struggled trying to determine the proper way to track your companies expenses and revenue > You have a new or existing accounting firm or financial officer who needs guidance on how this industry tracks it's financial data so that the information is manageable and useful > You think it will benefit your company to compare and/or benchmark your results to like size and mode companies and like geographically located carriers Simply follow this link for access to this information: https://tcaingauge.com/resources/ Or to subscribe to our e-zine go to: https://tcaingauge.com No strings attached. Simply follow the link to access this invaluable document for your company’s use. If at any time in the future you think using our service may assist your company’s profitability, simply contact us and we will be happy to help you. For questions or enquiries call:

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and connect with Mike Peters, our Data Acquisition Specialist

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Index Anvil Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Hyndman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Stage Door Transportation . . . . . . 32

Arnold Bros. Transport . . . . . . . . . . 14

JBT Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

TCA InGuage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

AYR Motor Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

K-DAC Expedite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Thompson Emergency . . . . . . . . . . 7

BTC Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Kelsey Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Total Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Carmen Transportation Group . . . 28

Kleysen Group Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Trailwood Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Carrier Profile – Trans-frt McNamara . . . . . . . . . 30,31

Kriska Transportation . . . . . . . . . . 23

TRANSAM Carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Liberty Linehaul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Trans-frt McNamara . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Challenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Light Speed Logistics . . . . . . . . . . 29

Transpro Freight Systems . . . . . . . 19

Client Transport / Diversco . . . . . . 11

Mill Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

TransX Group of Companies . . . . 21

CNTL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

OTR Digital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Travelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Eassons/CDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Pival Expedite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Truckdriver.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

FTI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Robert Scheper Article . . . . . . 16,17

VeeBoards . . . . . . . . . . 6, 19, 27, 32

Genesis Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Walmart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

H8 Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Scotlynn Commodities . . . . . . . . . 20

Highlight Motor Freight . . . . . . . . . 5

Speaking from Experience . . . 24,25

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Class 1 – AZ Company Drivers Required Both Teams and Singles to run Canada/USA Special Need for 2 Day Cab Drivers in Brampton, ON

NEW PAY PACKAGE .50 .58 Singles up to

/mile

Teams up to

/mile

> Including a group health & benefits plan and a company pension plan > Paid weekly with direct deposits > Paid picks & drops, paid loading & unloading > Steady miles year round > We provide regular home time from our terminals in Winnipeg, Brampton and New Brunswick

Special Need for Owner Operators with New and Improved Pay Package

WE REQUIRE 2 years verifiable experience Clean abstract / Criminal search

Please contact our Recruiting Department for more details Brian Sparkes | b.sparkes@ayrmotor.com Amanda Durling | amanda.durling@ayrmotor.com Dale Underhill | dale.underhill@ayrmotor.com

Randy started his trucking career in 1989. He came to AYR Motor April 19, 2010 and is a member of our Million Mile Safe Driving Club. “I like driving at AYR because of the steady miles every week, good pay, good home time, good equipment and the maintenance is second to none. All the people in dispatch, shop and safety departments are excellent people to work with. Weekly pay along with health/ life plan, and company pension plan are all very attractive to the drivers. I would recommend AYR Motor to any one that was interested in working hard and making a good living in the trucking industry.” Randy Rowsell, Truck #842

Woodstock, New Brunswick T 1-800-668-0099 / 1-506-325-2205 F 1-877-325-2952 Brampton, Ontario T 1-800-668-0099 F 1-877-325-2952 Winnipeg, Manitoba T 1-800-668-0099 F 1-877-325-2952

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$

Operations Centre is in Cambridge, ON

NEW PAY

Sign On Bonus PACKAGE Guaranteed monthly income ALL miles paid (even from home) Stops paid Border crossing paid Tolls paid Permits paid Plates paid Fuel card available Extra pay on weekends and holidays Fuel price fluctuation program. You get more pay per mile if fuel costs rise Insurance program (VERY low rates) WSIB is paid for by the company Direct Deposit (weekly) IFTA and NY Hut tax filings done by PiVAL for you Dedicated positions available

NOW ADDING OWNER OPERATORS BEST PAY PACKAGE OUT THERE!

We have immediate openings in our EXPEDITED division for: Two (2) Cross Border Straight Trucks with sleeper bunks (domestic and USA) One (1) Domestic straight truck (Canada only) Two (2) Sprinter vans (domestic and USA) These vehicles will do expedite shipments which are skidded, no-hand-bomb, 24/7. L E S T

W E

ROSS WISEMAN RWiseman@pival.com

F O R G E T

1-888-55-PIVAL 7-4825

www.pival.com

Proud member of

NOW HIRING

Company Drivers in the GTA and Windsor area

WHERE OWNER OPERATORS

DRIVE THE COMPANY

DEDICATED LANES ON TO KY, ON TO MI & ON TO LAREDO, TX Call Randy Tempeny Today!

53’ DRY VAN & STEP DECK DIVISIONS

1-800-263-1361

New Lease Packages Available

Ext 50013 | randyt@loadfti.com

Loads of Dedicated Freight

Apply online www.loadfti.com

Home Every Night Freight & Home Every Second Night Freight

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New Lanes Arriving Weekly

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Lest we forget remembrance day We at JBT Transport are honouring those who gave and continue to give their everything for our country.

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CNTL HAS OPENINGS FOR TRUCK OWNER OPERATORS IN

Montreal and Vancouver Island

If you are an Experienced, Safe, Owner Operator, now is the time to look at CNTL!

CNTL is CN’s Trucking Subsidiary, the continuing growth of Intermodal freight means we always have the moves available that meet or exceed your revenue objectives.

Ask about our Safety Bonus, and Safety Awards!

Keep more of your earnings with your fuel price capped at 35 cents per litre. Take advantage of our Tire, Bunk and Engine Heater programs, and Group Truck Insurance.

If you would like to talk about joining our team please contact us Phone 1-866-239-9889 Email cntljobs@cn.ca Fax 1-866-803-2702

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