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Chris Tanke

Chris Tanke

Recent Posts by Chris Tanke:

Driving Complacency: Why Seasoned Drivers Can Pose A Serious Risk

It is often said that it is more difficult to maintain top performance than to climb the mountain to achieve that top performance in the first place.

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

#JustDrive and Join Today’s "Tweet Up" Against Distracted Driving

CHRIS TANKE
Relationship Manager at HNI

In 2013, distracted driving took the lives of 3,154 people. That’s 3,154 mothers and fathers, children, and employees that no longer get out of bed every morning – because someone else’s text, fast food, or mascara just couldn’t wait. 

Topics: Transportation

Trucking: An Industry of Unsung Heroes

CHRIS TANKE
Relationship Manager at HNI

I love working with trucking companies. The men and women in this industry are truly incredible -- and although many members of the general public don’t realize it, without trucking, business in this country would come to a screeching halt.  

Topics: Transportation

How Corporate Core Values Differentiate Culture Companies from the Pack

CHRIS TANKEHNI Transportation Practice Leader & Associate Vice President
& BRIAN KAMINSKIHNI Account Executive

In the transportation industry, Culture Companies have figured out that balance between Safety and Operations and are constantly monitoring to make sure both are working correctly.

Topics: Transportation HR / Employee Benefits

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Truck Drivers

We don't have to tell you how important driver recruiting is to the success of your company — hiring truck drivers is priority No. 1 for nearly every transportation company we work with.

Topics: Transportation

Auto Liability Limits: What's a Fair Minimum for Motor Carriers?

CHRIS TANKE
Transportation Practice Leader & Associate Vice President

The FMCSA recently started a push to increase the minimum auto liability limits as they apply to insurance for for-hire truck drivers.

Topics: Transportation

Exceptions to Your Hiring Criteria Won't Solve the Driver Shortage

HRIS TANKE
HNI Transportation Practice Leader & Associate Vice President

Topics: Transportation

Drivers Hold Keys to Strengthening Your Culture Through Ownership

CHRIS TANKE
Transportation Practice Leader & Associate Vice President
CHAD TISONIK
President, HNI Wisconsin

If you could get all your drivers to act as if they were part owners of your company, committed to strengthening your culture, what would that do to the bottom line? Realistically, most drivers will never have an equity stake in your company. But here are six actionable ideas that may help shift their thinking from employee to owner.

Topics: Transportation HR / Employee Benefits

Mighty Mouse: 5 Lessons from Disney World That Can Improve Any Business

CHRIS TANKE
HNI Transportation Practice Leader & Associate Vice President

I was fortunate enough to take a short family vacation recently to Disney World. There is no place in the world quite like the “Magic Kingdom.” Walking around the park, I pondered how a company that started with a mouse has evolved into one of the premier customer service organizations in the world. As I sat at Space Mountain, eating cotton candy and waiting for my kids, I quickly jotted down five observations as to what makes the mouse great.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

Lloyd's of London Risk Index: What Are Your Emerging Risks?

CHRIS TANKE
Transportation Practice Leader & Associate Vice President

Lloyd’s of London recently published its 2013 Risk Index. The Risk Index [click here to access the 48-page PDF] is done every two years and is a compilation of survey data from companies with less than $499 million in sales.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing