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Why Providing Employee Benefits Makes a Difference to Your Drivers

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Account Executive

In our experience, some trucking employers don't feel like their drivers care about benefits. To many transportation executives, providing employee benefits to truck drivers feels like an exercise in futility. They see low participation rates in health plans, retirement offerings, and other programs and ask, "Why bother?"

Driver Wellness: Fighting Fatigued Driving

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Relationship Manager

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 14-20), we're covering all-things trucking on the blog. Stay tuned for transportation content all week!

Want to Thank Your Truck Drivers This Week? Try a Wellness Program

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In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 14-20), we're covering all-things trucking on the blog. Stay tuned for transportation content all week!

Feeling the Driver Shortage? Recruit Women Truck Drivers

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Trucking always has been a male-dominated field. But with the driver shortage in the United States, it’s time to start recruiting women truck drivers, if you haven’t already.

Risk Control: Should You Own or Rent Your Risk?

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Vice President and Relationship Manager

We live and breathe all-things risk here at HNI, and when it comes to risk control, a concept we like to explore with clients and prospects is owning vs. renting your risk.

Latest IRS Forms Add to Health Care Reform Requirements for Employers

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Compliance Advisor

There are two more health care reform requirements for employers to be aware of: IRC Section 6055 and IRC Section 6065. (IRC stands for Internal Revenue Code.) These filings aren't due until the beginning of 2016 (for coverage offered in 2015), but collecting the data you need to complete the forms will require some legwork that you can prepare for now by implementing new processes or HR technology.

To the Millennial Long Haul Truck Driver, Looks Matter

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Relationship Manager

Long haul trucking, like the rest of the transportation industry, is feeling the pinch of the driver shortage. Companies are doing all they can to attract long haul truck drivers — from sign-on bonuses, to guaranteed pay, to wellness plans. Others are hiring recruiting companies or spewing print and digital ads at every opportunity.

Wicked Problems are Beautiful

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If you’ve been hanging around here lately, you know that one of our hot buttons is the topic of wicked problems. Wicked business problems are different from any old type of problem — we define them as the kind of problems you can’t just write a check to make go away.

Share the Love: Tell Us Why You Love Trucking (and Win a Prize!)

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Truck Driver Appreciation and Wellness Week is right around the corner. We love this this annual celebration, because it gives us here at HNI a chance to salute the hard-working folks in trucking we get to work with day in and day out. This year, we want everyone to share the trucking love — so tell us how you'd answer this question for a chance to win an iPad Mini:

4 Key Takeaways from Our Hazcom and GHS Training Webinar

GHS labeling for training

Our recent webinar on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (aka GHS) gave employers a useful overview of what the new hazard communication rules are all about, as well as explaining the why of OSHA's decision to switch to this international program.

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