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Truck Driver Employing Bouncing Back Slowly Following COVID-19

The Canadian trucking economy has been slowly building itself back up following a hard hit from COVID-19, to the relief of companies like Titan Transline and truckers across the country. Speaking of truckers, the trucking industry is back to fighting an old problem: the lack of truckers.

In July, Trucking HR Canada published a study which noted down the impact that COVID-19 had on the industry, showing that, with 34,700 spots dropped, truck drivers accounted for about half of the people who suddenly lost their job during the first half of 2020.

The start of Q3 2020 has been a bit better, however, as most of Canada has been slowly reopening, with the trucking industry following suit. Fleets are hiring once more, especially since North American trucking companies like Titan Transline has seen a sudden upsurge in demand.

It hasn’t been easy, however. Local trucking company Robsan Transportation has been having issues finding drivers, as reported by its VP, Patricia Whitesell. She notes that the issue with COVID-19 in the US is so bad that people with the qualifications to be proper truckers don’t actually want to cross the border, preferring to stay in Canada.

Robsan Transportation’s hiring issues isn’t uncommon in the Canadian trucking industry, but it’s notably high standards have made things a bit harder. This is due to the fact that the company handles work for the nuclear industry, transporting used materials to a decontamination centre in the US.

Other companies have also been looking hard for cross-border truckers, with online sites like Indeed having classified ads for truckers with salary offers averaging at about $80,000, while only requiring as little as a year’s worth of cross-border experience, showing how high the demand for the sector currently is.

The recent decision from the Trump administration to stop issuing VISAs to Canada-employed drivers on work permits have also hurt the Canadian trucking industry, as a lot of companies rely on temporary workers in order to fill in the gaps in their staff.

That particular obstacle has been removed, but its implementation resulted in a backlog of applicants, reported by Ontario’s Andy Kahlon, President of Daytona Freight Systems.

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Satisfied Customers Tend To Post Positive Feedback

It can be a time-consuming and effort-intensive activity to respond to the all customer reviews that are posted online. However, a digital marketing agency found out that responding to a king kong advertising review is definitely worth the time and effort. Customer satisfaction is enhanced when they receive a response to a review.

Customer feedback is one of the ways to determine whether a business is doing well or if there is need for some improvement. Receiving a great review is most welcome but a bad review can be a serious blow to the confidence.

Why do some businesses get bad reviews? The reason is the disconnect between the brand’s messaging and the customer’s expectations. The company might have the perfect product but if the keyword used in product description is wrong, the customer might never find the product. Companies must learn the customer’s language to get the expected results and avoid complaints due to wrong product description.

Customers care enough to offer suggestions. To enhance customer experience, it is important to identify defects in the business process and customer service and make the necessary improvements. Satisfied customers become loyal to the brand and will write the highly coveted positive feedback. However, do not forget to show that you value the customer’s opinion.

A digital marketing agency reaches out to its clients to leave a king kong advertising review and to ask for suggestions on how to improve the service. Reviews will serve as social proof of a company’s credibility and reputation. Reputation makes a big difference between the success and failure of a business.

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Tips For Effective Transaction For Dedicated Truckload Freight

The success of your transaction with a truckload company, such as TitanTransline.com has something to do with how you deal with them. For instance, the costs of freight or truckload delivery will largely depend on the information you provide on the quote form at the service provider’s website. To make the transaction faster and hassle-free, take a look at these ideas.

  • Instead of requesting for a proposal from the trucking company, indicate your needs for them to provide a cost estimate suited to your needs and budget. Indicate also your required lead time, the type of trucking service that you required, the shipping address, the order volume, frequency or how often you are going to hire their services, and the type of goods to be delivered. You should also indicate your preferred payment terms.
  • If your business requires regular shipping of goods, it would be practical to look for a dedicated truckload company such ascom for a more convenient transporting process every time you deliver or ship goods. This will not only save your time, you will also build a business relationship with the company which might allow you to request for discounts or better deal in the long run.
  • Take a closer look at the customization and coverage options of the dedicated truckload company to find ways to save money from the offers. If you are not shipping huge volume on your next shipping, you may want to consider shipping your goods via less than truckload freight. There are trucking companies that offer flexible service offers to their customers.
  • Read some reviews to find out what customers have to say about the truckload company. Find out about the company’s reliability, their contingency plans in case of road accidents or calamities, their operational advantages, customer complaints filed against them and if they are capable of delivering rush orders.
  • When you receive the service contract, do not hesitate to call the service provider if you have questions or if you want some clarifications.
  • Find out if the dedicated truckload company such as com has an online system that allows you to transact, place your order, payment and track the status of the shipping over the internet.

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Bed Bugs Have Made A Comeback In France

The French government has waged a war against bed bugs. A campaign was launched that includes an emergency number to control the influx of bed bugs in homes and hotels. The uninvited guests feed on the blood of humans and cause severe allergic reactions. Since there is growing resistance to insecticides, exterminators are called to deal with the problem.

Bed bugs have disappeared from France in the 1950’s but made a resurgence because of international travel and the growing resistance to insecticides.  The common bed bug Cimex lectularius can be found in the temperate regions of the United States and some parts of Europe.

After World War II, bed bugs became a mild nuisance due to the widespread use of insecticide like DDT. However, the poison was banned because it was dangerous to humans, animals and the environment.

In the late 1990’s bed bugs thrived in New York. A resurgence of bed bugs in 2010 resulted to bed bugs invading high-end apartment buildings, hotels and clothing stores like Victoria’s Secret. Billions of dollars annually are being spent by businesses and homeowners to exterminate bed bugs.

In 2016, a study revealed that the reclusive creatures have become resistant to pesticides. Bed bugs continued to conquer the world. They sought out the scents of humans and snuggled in the clothing. Unknowingly, the person takes the bed bug home where they hide all day in linens and come out at night to bite. The bites are not dangerous but they leave red itchy welts.

In Paris, exterminators have treated at least 400,000 addresses that include homes, hotels and apartments in 2018. This is almost 35% more than the previous year.

The issue of bed bugs became so annoying that is was featured in the Paris 2020 electoral campaign. A mayoralty candidate promised to clean the capital of bed bugs within 100 days.

When the home is invested by bed bugs, call Exterminators Ormond Beach immediately before you spend another sleepless night. Since bed bugs have developed resistance of most insecticides, only professional exterminators can deal with them. Do not attempt to solve the pest problem on your own because you will just be wasting your time and money.

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Agrivoltaic As The Solution To Cash-Strapped Farms In Colorado

In recent years, the use of solar energy has become a major trend in Australia, the USA, and other countries. Households want to save on their energy bill that is why they choose solar. However, solar companies are faced with the challenge of generating leads to gain prospective customers. To expand the business, Buy Solar Leads Online to connect to as many interested prospects as possible.

When solar power was first introduced, it was so expensive for households. Since then, prices of solar panels have fallen and solar power is considered as the cheapest kind of energy in the market. Instead of growing hay and alfalfa, some enterprising farmers chose a more profitable alternative of installing solar panels and selling electricity to utility companies.

Kominek family farm in northern Colorado was a green expanse of hay and alfalfa for half a century but the farm started losing money when the yields declined. Boulder County has land-use codes that only allow farming in the 24-acre land.

In the later part of 2017, Byron Kominek decided on installing solar panels because it was a more profitable alternative but since there are codes he decided on a solar array with plants growing beneath and around the rows of photovoltaic panels. Construction of the 1.2-megawatt solar array will start this spring.

At least 3,300 solar panels will rest on the 6 feet by 8 feet high stilts to provide shade for crops like tomatoes, peppers, kale, and beans. Pasture grasses and beehive boxes will be placed on the perimeter of the 5-acre plot. Aside from the food grown for the community, there will be renewable energy and increased revenue for the farm.

Once Kominek’s project becomes successful, it will serve as a model for other cash-strapped farmers. Under-performing lands can be transformed into money-making hubs of clean energy and fresh food. This merger between agriculture and solar photovoltaics or agrivoltaic is considered as an emerging niche in the solar power industry.

Xcel Energy, the biggest utility in the state will pay for every kilowatt-hour that will be delivered by Kominek’s solar array to the grid. Neighbours can invest in the project to receive credits on their monthly utility bills.

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Medical Tourism Helping Out Flagging Dubai

Dubai isn’t the first place that people think of when they talk about medical or cosmetic surgery tourism, but the emirate has become a hub of wellness and cosmetic surgery in the Middle East.

The medical and cosmetic surgery tourism is such a key part of the Emirate’s economy that UAE VP and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also the ruler of Dubai, passed a law back in 2018 to bolster medical tourism in the city. Said legislation, Law No. 8 of 2018, was enacted by the Dubai Health Authority in order to make sure that clinics in Dubai bring in highly-trained medical and technical staff for the well-being, health, and privacy of patients.

In 2018, Dubai saw 337,011 international medical tourists, as reported by the DHA, with revenue going up 5.5% year-on-year AED 12.1BN for that year.

As for the future, the DHA are also working on attracting at least half a million medical tourists by 2021 as it works on the city’s position in the world’s medical tourism sector.

With five star hotels and luxurious wellness centers, Dubai is known for attracting a lot of wealthy individuals from across the world, including the neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon stated their belief that the Saudis like looking good, as well as their interest in plastic and cosmetic surgery. He says that, thanks to Dubai’s proximity to Saudi Arabia, it makes it easy for patients from the latter to come over.

Ordon is an Emmy-nominated co-host of The Doctors, and a practicing surgeon of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills, as well as being Chief Medical Officer and Visiting Surgeon at the Valiant Clinic’s Beverly Hills Sunset Surgery Center.

Valiant Clinic, is aimed at high-net-worth individuals, was at the forefront of the medical tourism from Saudi. Dubai saw 755,000 Saudis, up by 2% year-on-year over half a year, with Saudi Arabians behind only Indians in travel to the city.

Ordon, who visits Dubai bi-monthly for about ten days every trip, says that Dubai has turned into the Middle East’s hub, with people coming there for a variety of reasons. He says that, thanks to breast reconstruction surgery and other procedures, the stigma of plastic surgery is slowly going away.

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