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Solomon Associates Signs Agreement with Concord Consulting Group

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 08, 2015

HSB Solomon Associates (Solomon), the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Concord Consulting Group (CCG). The agreement gives Solomon ownership of CCGs methodology and database relating to their terminal and trucking business.

CCG is a consulting firm operating in the petroleum industry assessing the productivity of logistical operating units of over 30 major oil companies around the world. They have provided strategic benchmarking and logistics productivity analysis for more than 20 years. CCG is well known for its Petroleum Distribution Productivity Analysis (PDPA), an analysis of petroleum terminal and trucking operations.

Adding CCGs data and methodology to our already substantial database will help us improve upon a variety of services and studies to new and existing clients , said Dale Emanuel, President and CEO of Solomon Associates. Between meeting regulatory requirements and trying to control costs, staying ahead in both the pipeline and terminal markets can be a difficult task for clients. Improving upon our data will help us better serve them and ensure that they are able to gain a competitive edge while keeping costs under control.”

Solomon will continue to provide CCG clients with benchmarking services that they have grown accustomed to over the past 20 years.

I will be working very closely with Solomon in the coming year to ensure the transition is seamless, said Paul Mawn, Senior Vice President of Oil and Gas Practice for CCG. We will continue to provide the reports my clients are accustomed to with the best service possible. I look forward to working with Solomon to grow the business and provide an even better product for our clients.

The companies completed the transaction on May 7, 2015.

About Solomon Associates

HSB Solomon Associates LLC (Solomon) is the leading performance improvement company for the global energy industry. Solomons benchmarking and consulting solutions help customers across the energy value chain achieve operational excellence by increasing efficiency, reliability, and profitability. Solomon also provides forecasting and advice on the North American gas market. Solomons proprietary analytics uniquely transform data into insight for making better business decisions. Based in Dallas, Texas, USA, Solomon is part of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB). Learn more at SolomonOnline.com.

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Corra Group Ramps Up Employment Screening to Commercial Trucking Firms as Hiring Gains After a Downturn

El Segundo, Ca (PRWEB) June 09, 2015

Corra Group is once again ramping up its efforts to assist commercial trucking and transportation compliance requirements as the industry overall shows signs of rebounding after months of a decline. The renewed efforts include providing background checks for new drivers as well as offering its trucking package services for all the Department of Transportation Compliance Mandates.

According to the April online issue of Journal of Commerce, the trucking industry had been showing a dramatic decline in hiring, said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. The industry lost some 6,700 jobs in March but recovered more than a quarter of them in April. In all, hiring in the trucking industry had doubled from 2013 through 2014, going from about 25 thousand jobs to some 46 thousand jobs. This has meant significant competition in the job market, making it tough to find good drivers.

Gustavson pointed out that trucking companies not only need drivers, but they need good drivers. He noted they need drivers with decent safety records, have no substance abuse issues, who will meet DOT compliance standards, and who will show up for the job.

This is where Corra Group comes in, said Gustavson. As part of our updates in offering background checks to trucking companies, we are providing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driving Reports from every state in the union. The new drivers license not only include, violations, DUIs, accidents and the like, but also can tell you whether your driver is current with his Medical Certification. The Medical Certification information on the driving record is of major value to employers in this industry.

Corra Group has also expanded its DOT drug testing capabilities and offers PSP Reports, which are instrumental in detailing a drivers highway safety records. We offer DOT Compliant Employment Verifications, a search that many employers find difficult and unwieldy when they try to do it in-house.

Gustavson took note of the JOC article where it intimates stiff competition in finding qualified truck drivers. He cautioned how its clients should review carefully all background checks returned by Corra Group, lest in their haste they hire the wrong candidate for the job.

Its a tough hiring market out there, said Gustavson. And it looks like it is about to get tougher. But if you hire precipitously you can make a serious mistake and live to regret it. At Corra Group, we hear a good many horror stories related to the trucking industry. Which is but one of the reasons we are constantly sourcing for new solutions that will make the hiring process go as smoothly as possible.

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