A Catalyst for Supply Chain Profitability

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


2020 Vision. My Top 10


2020 Vision: 10 for 2020 and Beyond:

Another decade arrives, and brings with it some fun and challenges for the Supply Chain Community:

Number 1: Insurance Rates SkyRocket – You would have had to be under a rock to not have heard the Siren’s call of the trucking insurer’s. Get your house in order AND expect to be presented with increases. The importance of your procedures and policies, as well as your safety scores, is paramount. Insurance companies want to make sure you have Kevlar underwe...

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Date: January 11th at 6:18pm

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

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

Why You Want a Dashcam if You Operate in the US (and should really have one, even if you don't)


I have been preaching the benefits of dashcams and the studied use of telematics as a training resource for the last 12 - 18 months to anyone who operates a commercial vehicle.  One of the things I often lack is the ability to provide the punchline for some of the ideas I am promoting at any given time. In part, I think this is because I have a streak of intuition that leaps logic, and that makes it difficult for me to explain the "why".  Of course, it could also be I'm just not a great salesman...

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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