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If you are able to telecommute, or work from home, you may be familiar with the idea of working on the weekends. While you might think this is a small price to pay for being able to work wherever and whenever you want, that doesn’t mean you must resign yourself to a 6- or 7-day… Read more »

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Getting fired is often a hard thing to get over. Not only are you no longer gainfully employed, it’s also an embarrassing thing to go through. Even if it wasn’t your fault, getting fired has a stigma attached to it that can follow you everywhere. Talking about it can grow tiresome and you can feel… Read more »

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International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the many career options available to women today. Doors are opening in every sector of our economy, and the increasing number of women who are launching careers in the skilled trades is a sign of this progress. Opportunities are on the rise for women who want… Read more »

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When military commanders develop combat strategy, they formulate a plan that can be applied to a fluid, constantly changing situation. The result is a series of options, rather than a sequence of steps that must be taken one after the other. As in military strategy, business strategy must also be developed to handle an unpredictable… Read more »

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“Keep the shiny side up and the muddy side down,” is an old trucker saying that means in dry or sloppy weather, drivers kept trucks upright and on or near the roadway. It doesn’t mean a truck never got away from me. That happened in the wee hours of a late winter morning, when heavy snow and… Read more »

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When you’re working in a bad job, you might spend hours dreaming about how you are going to go out in a blaze of glory and finally tell everyone what you really think of them. However, once you do get that opportunity, it might be best to put your two-week notice in and quietly play… Read more »

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Smartphones provide several apps to deal with tasks more effectively both inside and outside the office. However, that added productivity can come at cost, upsetting your work-life balance as some workplaces expect you to be available outside of the normal office hours. Your smartphone doesn’t have to be the enemy to your personal time. By… Read more »

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Searching for a job usually takes a lot longer, is more tiresome and becomes more aggravating than you expect. Between scouring job boards, customizing resumes, networking and going on interviews, you might start to become a little frazzled, haggard and down in the dumps. One simple trick to help you stay upbeat is to buy… Read more »

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has signed new legislation that could eventually increase speed limits on certain roadways and also includes an increase from 60 to 65 mph for commercial trucks. The bills, HBs 4423-2227, will allow the speed limit to be raised to 75 mph on 600 miles of freeways and up to 65… Read more »

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Soft skills are essential for all employees to have, and delivery drivers are no different. These skills are particularly useful when a driver is interacting with a client, confronted with a traffic issue or asked to adopt new procedures. If you want to hire drivers that are more valuable than they appear on a resume… Read more »