REPOST: Free online tool launched to help fleet managers improve HR practices

In Canada, a trucking company has introduced a new and free online tool to help fleet managers effectively address business concerns related to human resources and establish a high-performance work environment. The full article can be read here.

Trucking HR Canada has unveiled a free online tool designed to help fleet managers analyze and improve human resources practices.

The HR Circle Check, now available at, asks questions about existing business strategies, and recommends specific tools to address related challenges.

“Every fleet will be familiar with the important role of circle checks in monitoring a truck’s mechanical condition,” said Tamara Miller, Trucking HR Canada’s director – programs and services. “Our new HR Circle Check self-assessment tool offers a similar step-by-step process for analyzing the policies and procedures used to attract, train and retain the people who work with the trucks.”

Millers says these business practices can have a significant financial impact. “It costs between $6,000 and $10,000 to recruit and train a new truck driver – and this is in addition to the business opportunities that are lost when qualified people cannot be found,” Miller said as an example.

Topics covered using the HR Circle Check include:

• Managing the business concerns related to human resources
• Attracting qualified candidates
• Managing the application process
• Screening and assessing candidates
• Hiring and orientation
• Understanding retention and turnover
• Mentoring new employees
• Creating a high-performance workplace

Trucking HR Canada officials say detailed HR Diagnostics explore the individual topics in further detail.

Solutions offered via the online tool include templates for HR-related documents, training manuals or other support, while fleets can also use the results of the Circle Check-generated overviews to focus business-planning efforts, officials said.

Fords, NJ-based Thomas Pecora is the president of H&H Transportation, Inc., a private trucking company that offers dry goods transport services to various American businesses and residents. Visit this Facebook page for more information.