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New details have emerged about Apple's decision to drastically scale back its plans to develop an autonomous vehicle in a Bloomberg report that outlines the lack of upheaval in the tech giant's Project Titan business unit.

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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.

Swedish Match Fleet Manager Leaves Role

Swedish Match North America's fleet manager left her role managing the company's $10 million sales fleet in October, after the tobacco products manufacturer eliminated her position.

TNT Express to Shutter Brazil Operations

Netherlands-based TNT Express NV will close its Brazilian and Chinese operations and will let go of 4,000 employees over the next three years, according to a report in "International Business Times."

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.

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