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Learn how investing in Advanced Technology prior to Covid-19 enabled Polaris to create a virtual office within two days   As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread across the globe and increased safety and security regulations came into place, it became evident which companies were prepared and which were scrambling to keep up. Our investments into the development and utilization of advanced technologies began many years ago and because of this Polaris was able to
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The term “social distancing” was used sparingly before a real-world application came in 2020. Likewise, the transportation and logistics industry seldom heard of a “contactless” or “touchless” freight transaction before now.   In March, when governments began issuing social distancing and shelter-in-place requirements to limit the spread of COVID-19, eliminating paper documents in order entry, billing, payroll and other processes became imperative. The industry needed to safeguard drivers at shipping and receiving locations as well
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There is no playbook for navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Yet, open communication and access to a virtual work place can ease the transition to a remote environment and help ensure that essential freight arrives on time. But what about those who can't work from home? What about the front line drivers? How can trucking companies adjust their operations to ensure that essential freight keeps moving while protecting their workers? According to senior risk consultant at
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‘We focus more on outcomes rather than hours and the current situation has accelerated all that’: CHRO   With many companies becoming virtual overnight due to the COVID-19 crisis, one trucking company used the shift to accelerate technological changes already in the works. “We’re fortunate that we’ve made major investments in technology over the last couple of years,” says Sandy Buik, CHRO at Polaris Transportation in Mississauga, Ont. “We were able to move 85 per
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Recognized for our innovative digital solutions throughout our entire operation including warehousing, transportation and broker divisions which in turn allows us to seamlessly move freight quicker and enhance the customer experience.   For Polaris Transportation Group, innovation drives its industry-leading technological advancements. Each year, it moves approximately 300,000 orders between the United States and Canada, making it the largest independently owned less-than-truckload (LTL) cross-border carrier in Canada, says president Dave Cox. For the past several
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Fortunately, trade continues to flow despite the economies of both countries, not to mention the rest of the world.   In mid-March, the Canada-U.S. border was closed to all non-essential travel as both countries took measures to try and stem the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This border is not only the longest land border in the world, but is also essential, as Canada and the United States are each other’s major trading partners.
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Polaris has been officially named by Trucking HR Canada as a 2020 Top Fleet Employer – our third consecutive year receiving this honour   We would like to extend our thanks to everyone throughout our organization for your continued contributions towards making Polaris one of the best places to work in the transportation industry. Angela Splinter, Chief Executive Officer, Trucking HR Canada remarks “At a time when the trucking industry is being showcased nationally for
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Dave Cox shares his perspective on how COVID-19 is impacting the transportation industry and the Canada-US border in his interview with Arlene Bynon on SiriusXM, Canada Talks. Click here to listen.
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Using technology to automate paperwork, customs and so much more   Recent technology innovation at Polaris transportation Group earned us the prestigious title of CCJ’s 2020 Innovator of the Year. This digital transformation was implemented for efficiencies but now it has transformed us once again as we’ve adapted to working remotely, keeping our freight moving, business flowing, clients fulfilled and employees safe. Read more about our innovation in CCJs article
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Polaris Transportation Group is proud to announce it has acquired PRI Logistics, a 3PL brokerage based out of Vaughan, Ontario offering a full array of transportation services. With this most recent acquisition, Polaris reinforces their position as a major player in an industry in which it is already a recognized leader in transportation, logistics and technology automation. “Our two companies have known each other for over a decade,” said Dave Cox, President of Polaris Transportation
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