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Reflections with Gratitude

We all work too hard these days to truly appreciate the fun things we get on occasion. Looking back, I've had more than my share of rewards.

January 24, 2011

Ed Bobit: There Goes the Neighborhood

Ed Bobit: There Goes the Neighborhood

With technical advances outpacing us all, its inevitable pressure is exerted on true privacy everywhere. When corporate budgets seek the ultimate cost-reduction “holy grail,” will all those sacred taboos find extinction?

September 1, 2008

Ed Bobit: Are Friendships and Ethics Ever in Conflict???

Ed Bobit: Are Friendships and Ethics Ever in Conflict???

For some months now, many within our fleet community are awaiting the executive decisions that may cause major changes at companies such as Hewlett-Packard. McDonalds, and other commercial firms where detailed RFQs are making their mark.

October 1, 2003

Ed Bobit: Who's the Advocate of Both the Company & the Drivers?

Ed Bobit: Let's Throw Some Light On It Now!!

About 5,000 people have given written responses to NTHSA's open invitation to comment on the HIDs. Just to give you an idea, that's even more concern to our motorists than complaints lodged in the Firestone tire debacle.

June 1, 2003

Ed Bobit: We Know About You ... and, It's OK!!

Ed Bobit: We Know About You ... and, It's OK!!

Last August we concluded an extensive research program that included responses of 1,326 fleet manager readers and asked, "What source(s) do you rely on for information and insight about how to do you job better?"

May 1, 2003

Ed Bobit: You've Come A Long Way, Baby ...

I'm reminded that the word "remarketing" continually gets red-lined by my spellchecker via computerese; so apparently, it's not a Webster-type accepted name generally speaking. Odd in that it's in very common use around here.

March 1, 2003

The ABCs of CAPs in the Mid-Size Market.

Whatever the perception, the 2001 calendar year registration figures confirm that U.S. fleet purchases are totally dominated by the domestic makers.

August 1, 2002

OK Factories, Time To Improve Residuals

Now most of you know I've been harping on why the majority of fleet buyers ignore the resale realities of the transaction. Frankly, I've always directed my remarks to the buyers. The charts here point to a different compass point. The manufacturers.

March 1, 2002

Are We Asleep at the Switch?

The day will happen whether or not yon get up. John Ciardi Luxury is an ancient notion. There was once a Chinese mandarin who had himself wakened three times every morning simply for the pleasure of being told it was not yet lime to gel up. Argosy Sleep foster, we need the pillows. Yiddish Proverb No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up. Robert Lynd

May 1, 2001

Ed Bobit: "We're All in this Alone"

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. Alfred Adler It doesn’t pay well to fight for what we believe in. Lillian Hellman I would rather be an opportunist and float than go to the bottom with my principles round my neck. Stanley Baldwin

April 1, 2001

They Just Don't Get It...Do They?

I never cease being dumfounded by the unbelievable things people believe. Leo Rosten It is strange this life of men possessed with fervid beliefs that seem like madness to their fellow-beings. George Eiliot A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner. Norman Douglas For every credibility gap there is a gullibility fill. Richard Clopton

March 1, 2001

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