inGauge Adds New Features

Beginning tomorrow, the inGauge team is pleased to announce a number of new features for available for inGauge subscribers. (more…)

TCA and the Arkansas Trucking Association Partner on inGauge

Alexandria, Virginia:

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with the Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) to promote the new inGauge™ Online Performance Benchmarking Service to ATA members. The inGauge™ service was formally launched September 1st and has quickly caught the attention of the trucking industry. (more…)

inGauge to Present at TCA Open Deck Division Meeting in Chicago

The inGauge team will be providing an overview of the inGauge Online Benchmarking Service at TCA’s Open Deck Division Meeting next week (October 10th) in Chicago. We will be participating in the Benchmarking presentation conducted by Jack Porter of GPorter Group. To register for the event, please go to the Truckload Carriers Association website.

StakUp is now inGauge by TCA

Alexandria, Virginia:

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has made significant changes to its Benchmarking Program and is pleased to announce a joint venture with StakUp Inc. Under the terms of the partnership, TCA will utilize StakUp’s online benchmarking platform for the trucking industry, and will rebrand the service as inGauge™. This exclusive service will utilize over a decade’s worth of data from TCA’s incredibly successful Best Practices Groups, as well as data garnered from StakUp’s existing and growing subscriber base. (more…)

Focus and Prioritization: The Warren Buffett Way

Any successful executive will tell you that prioritization is one of the key elements to success in business, and in life. Unfortunately, prioritization is easier said than done. During the course of the day, I speak to an average of 25 executives of small to mid-sized Motor Carriers (15-99 Power Units) throughout North America. One of the most surprising, and consistent situations that I notice every day is that many of these executives are ‘covering’ for one of their employees/colleagues. (more…)

Engaging for Success

Over the past three months, I’ve had many interesting and enlightening phone calls with trucking executives from all over North America. Most of these conversations have been both pleasant and productive. Although the term ‘benchmarking’ is a relatively unknown term to many, almost every Owner or Executive I speak to is open to evaluating any tool which will potentially increase profitability, efficiency, or perhaps reduce overall corporate risk. However, I thought it would be interesting to share a conversation I had last week with an executive of a large Motor Carrier with multiple terminals throughout the Continent. (more…)

Via StakUp launches its benchmarking platform for motor carriers

LONDON, Ont. — The management team of StakUp is announcing the formal launch of its Online Performance Benchmarking platform to the North American trucking industry. (more…)

Transforming Corporate Culture (and Profits) via Keystone Habits

Two years ago, I first read a book called The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. I have since re-read this powerful book three times. The Power of Habit introduces the reader to the concept of Keystone Habits. Keystone Habits can be defined as foundational habits which have the power to transform nearly every facet of your business (and perhaps your life). As an example of a corporate Keystone Habit, Duhigg details the tenure of Paul O’Neill at the helm of Alcoa (the world’s third largest producer of Aluminum). When Mr O’Neil joined Alcoa in 1987, the company had suffered through a long period of stagnation. Obviously this put O’Neill under immense pressure to deliver results. (more…)