Month: July 2017

Trucking Automation on the Horizon, But Don’t Worry Just Yet

The greatest concern with self-driving trucks or trucking automation has been truckers losing their jobs.  And now that automation could be only three to four years away, truckers are feeling uneasy.  Truckers, for the time being, put your minds at ease.  Trucking automation and self-driving trucks are on the horizon to fix several problems.  One …

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A New Age in Efficiency: AGVs

Automated guided vehicles, or AGVs, have become an increasingly popular means of transporting materials during the in-plant stage of production.  They come in numerous variations that serve unique purposes.  However, all of them are aimed at making a plant more efficient.  AGVs accomplish this by operating without humans.  This reduces production time that is prolonged …

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Unconscious Gender Bias in the Blue-Collar Industries

Hundreds, if not thousands, of years of culture and gender pigeon holing can be hard to shirk off.  Some jobs are considered “too hard” or “inappropriate” for one gender or the other.  Regardless of anti-discrimination laws and how hard we try these notions are often too deeply ingrained in us.  We still have an unconscious …

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Controlling the Effects of Drugs in the Workplace

There is a growing popularity, and legalization, of different drugs in American society.  Companies face the dilemma of controlling the effect of drugs in the workplace.  Currently there are 29 states that allow medical marijuana and 2 states that allow recreational marijuana use. In addition, every state contains access to prescription drugs that many people …

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The Pros and Cons of Federal Work and the Public Sector

With the election of President Donald Trump, and the announcement of his $1 trillion construction spending plan, many contractors prepared to flock to the public sector.  The massive investment by the government in the public construction sector led many contractors to switch their resources from the private sector to the public sector. However, before switching …

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