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Energizer Eliminates Fleet Role

Lynn Fee, supervisor of fleet and facilities services for Energizer in St. Louis, has left the company following the elimination of his position effective Jan.1.

Stranded Drivers to Sue Arrow Trucking Company

PHILADELPHIA - Arrow Trucking Co. is being sued by a Philadelphia attorney on behalf of the 1,400 former employees laid off right before Christmas, many of whom were truck drivers left stranded at truck stops.

Short-Sighted Management: What Not to Do in a Recession

I am dismayed at the number of fleet managers who have lost their jobs due to corporate cutbacks. Similarly, I am amazed at the short-sightedness of today's senior management making these decisions without regard to the implications of lesser-qualified individuals managing one of their largest asset classes. I predict that companies that downgrade the expertise of their in-house management will be on the wrong side of history and will be the poster children of what not to do in a recession.

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Playing "Musical Cars"

Since the recession's start at the beginning of 2008, 4.4 million jobs have been lost due to corporate downsizings and layoffs. Many terminated employees were assigned company vehicles. In today's politically correct HR environment, the term "reverse expansion" is being used to describe the retrieval and reassignment of company-provided vehicles from terminated employees. A fleet manager suddenly thrust into a reverse expansion will find it very easy to make mistakes.

Before You Call the Police, Think of the Impact on Resale Value

Massive layoffs are occurring throughout the economy, and many companies find that terminated employees are not returning their assigned company vehicles. Sometimes, the company-provided vehicle is held "hostage" until the employer meets a grievance by the terminated employee. Unfortunately, many HR and legal departments take the "easy way" and are too quick to involve the police to expedite resolution.

Culligan Eliminates Fleet Manager Position

ROSEMONT, IL – Mel Pawlisz has left Culligan International following the elimination of his fleet manager position. Pawlisz supervised a fleet of 1,400 vehicles, including cars and light-duty and Class 3-8 trucks.

Harley-Davidson Transport Closing Fleet Operations Plant

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, PA – Harley announced its plans in January to discontinue its domestic transportation fleet operation, a group of trucks that transports components between Harley facilities, according to the York Dispatch.