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Transportation Group Hopes Annual List Guides Infrastructure Decisions

The American Transportation Research Institute recently released its annual list of the 100 worst bottlenecks for trucks nationwide—information that the organization hopes will guide decisions on infrastructure investment as well as help motor carriers and drivers. ATRI analyzed GPS data from more than 600,000 heavy-duty trucks at 250 locations on the national highway system to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location. “The information provided through this effort can empower decis
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Women Lawyer Groups Form Mentoring Partnership

Two groups that support women in the legal profession are partnering up to boost their impact—through mentorship. Members of the National Association of Women Lawyers board of directors are set to mentor members of Ms. JD’s board. NAWL’s mission is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the profession and to advocate for women’s equality under the law. Ms. JD is a nonprofit dedicated to the success of aspiring women lawyers and those who are early

Fresh Ideas for Employee Recognition

Everybody likes getting recognized for a job well done. But sometimes the “Employee of the Month” award and other traditional types of recognition can seem stale or forced. Even worse, they might seem unfair, as if the CEO or department directors are playing favorites. But some organizations have found ways to recognize employees for being great at what they do without following the same old pattern—and while handing the reins over to employees from every level of the association. Here are a fe