A Catalyst for Supply Chain Profitability

Below we will share some articles and thoughts, remember to come back often!


Commercial Driver Management Program: An ROI Model


Following up on my 2020 vision theme, I am going to address a few of the "Top 10 Fun" elements from my previous blog post Top 10 for 2020

By far and above, the most active part of my portfolio of services for the last 12 months has been the Safety & Compliance portfolio for transportation providers. Driven in part by the #1 of my Top 10 - trucking insurance in the current hard market.   Given that, at least for the next few months, my blogs will be leaning towards this area in an attempt to p...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

Trucking Insurance Fraud in the US


If you operate trucks in the US, you want to read this article.  It is yet one more example of how trucking has become the new source of revenue for the unscrupulous.

Create a scenario where one can litigate against a trucking company to realize significant (and in this case illegal) financial returns. It's not really surprising the situation has deteriorated to this level given the excessive, or as they are being referred to, nuclear settlements, that seem to exemplify some jurisdictions and...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

The Questionable Value of a Mock Facility Audit


As I sat discussing my services with a representative for the insurance industry, the question arose – “Do you do mock audits? Many fleets ask us for mock audits.”  A pause …. “Yes, I can do an audit. But I am not convinced of the value for the client. It is not what I would propose if asked.” An eyebrow raised. “Ok, look”, I continued, “the audit is designed to identify if you meet the MTO (or FMCSA) minimum performance criteria. It reviews records, compares performance against a standard and a...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

Time for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to move into the 20th Century


I realise everyone else is almost a 5th of the way into the 21st Century. But given that the wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, the MTO appears to have got stuck at a stop light.

In an era when everything from banking to insurance to travel can be done online; in an era when you can access your credit scores from your phone and makes trades on the stock market from anywhere with an internet connection, it is near impossible to do even the most basic of transactions with the MTO through the int...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

May You Live In Interesting Times


a revisited,and slightly revised commentary from the winter of 2014... seems my predictions on driver shortage are coming to roost in wage increases. 

May you live in interesting times" is an English expression purporting to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse.” - Wikipedia

As another year ends and a new one crests the horizon, it is an opportunity to reflect on what was, what is, and what may be. For me the road ahead is shorter than the road in the mirror.

Some of...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm