A Catalyst for Supply Chain Profitability

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


Covid 19 Gains Traction - Work Place Considerations


As people employed primarily in the movement of goods from one place to another, we in the logistics and trucking industry are at a high risk of exposure to infection from person-to-person transmitted diseases such as the Coronavirus has now shown itself to be.  It appears that despite the efforts of the scientific and medical community,  Covid 19 is going to gain a foothold in the community at large and will spread. This now moves the condition to a workplace hazard. This means as safety / HR f...

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Date: March 9th at 2:10pm

Spoliation In Transportation


Say Hello to "spoliation."

Spoliation is a legal term related to a failure to preserve and produce evidence in a trial. Spoliation rules differ in Canada vs the US on a fundamental element: in Canada, the spoliation must be intentional. In the US that doesn’t apply, and there-in lies the pitfall for many. Should a court rule that a party failed to preserve documents or other evidence which could have been relevant to the case, the party who failed to maintain that evidence will be found to h...

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Date: January 31st at 3:48pm

Offer of Employment pitfalls


A brief but interesting discussion on how an offer of employment can run afoul from a single clause. Well worth reading if you are responsible for crafting terms of employment. 

While this case refers to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, the underlying facts would be equally applicable in the federal jurisdiction. The crux of this case revolves around a single phrase and how that impacted the termination section of the agreement:

(the trial judge) found the Termination Clause to be void ...

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Date: January 22nd at 6:49am

Building a Major League Commercial Driver Management Program


Baseball and a Quality Commercial Driver Management Program - a lot in common

 

If you were about to build a baseball team and you wanted to compete to reach the top of the league, how would you go about it? Current major league practices include:

  • spend a significant amount of time and resources scouting players,
  • strong internal development programs,
  • make a team that the best players wanted to play for,
  • Use analytics in developing game plans,
  • Screen for physical condition and perso...
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Date: January 11th at 7:17pm

Managing Freight Claims - an Introduction


An Introduction to Claims, Packaging & Liability

In my many years in the industry, I think few areas have been less well understood by the supply chain partners I have interacted with than freight claims. Common misperceptions include: the carrier is liable for the full cost of the damage that may have been incurred regardless of the factors that contributed to the damage: the carrier is responsible for  full replacement cost even if the damages are repairable; the shipper can file for damages...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm