PRECO Electronics is proud to announce Fernando Figueroa, President, and co-founder of Curv Compliance, as the winner of the 2018 Excellence in Safety Award.
Figueroa has built his career on keeping employees safe, well trained, and knowledgeable to reduce injuries and illnesses in the workplace. In honoring those who educate and take action to improve safety on and off the worksite, PRECO strives to support and bolster the significant difference safety leaders like Figueroa make across the globe.
Figueroa is recognized for his initiative in launching Curv, a safety and compliance-focused consulting company. Designed to provide safety training, compliance audits, inspections, education, and guidance for businesses in need of industry-specific compliance resources, Curv implements corrective action processes to establish safe and effective operations. Figueroa serves as a board member for Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and many other organizations, as well as serving as Chair for the AGC Education Committee.
Of the estimated 879,000 technicians working in the United States, less than 1 percent have received the prestigious World Class Technician Award presented by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Auto Care Association.
Enterprise Fleet Management, which operates one of the nation's largest automotive service departments, is proud to announce that a total of five of its National Service Department (NSD) technicians have received the ASE World Class Technician designation.
In 2017, Enterprise NSD Customer Support Supervisor Kelley Hatlee was recognized with the award. And four NSD employees just appeared on the 2019 slate of honorees: Account Managers Travis Guenzler and Jason Hodge, National Service Supervisor Ryan Egleston, and Service Advisor Amos Eaton. Combined, the five honorees bring 126 years of automotive experience to Enterprise Fleet Management.
Toyota is an economic powerhouse in Alabama, promising yet more hundreds of millions in new investment. Donald Trump's potential 25 percent tariff on foreign automobiles and auto parts pose a huge threat to Alabama's auto industry if it isn’t resolved soon.
Toyota, Hyundai, Mazda and Mercedes-Benz – all with plants in Alabama -- helped generate $747 million in state and local tax receipts, produced 968,982 vehicles within the state’s boundaries and supported more than 13,000 direct jobs.
Read the article at AI.com.
New Volvos built within the next five years may include cameras pointed at the driver to spot drunk or distracted driving and potentially stop the car, the automaker announced Wednesday in Sweden.
Volvo safety engineers said it may be automakers that are ultimately responsible for curbing fatal crashes that involve impaired or distracted drivers.
“There are many accidents that occur as a result of intoxicated drivers,” Trent Victor, a senior safety official at Volvo, said in a statement. “Some people still believe that they can drive after having had a drink, and that this will not affect their capabilities. We want to ensure that people are not put in danger as a result of intoxication.”
Read the article at The Car Connection.
NAFA's all-new Institute & Expo (I&E), taking place April 15-17, will feature two dynamic presentations from Chris Riddell and Lukas Neckermann that will bring the future into focus for all attendees.
On Monday, April 15, Chris Riddell, an award-winning global futurist and industry-recognized keynote speaker on the future of humanity and digital, presents a glimpse into what's ahead for us all, both behind the wheel and out in the world.
On Wednesday, April 17, mobility expert Lukas Neckermann, Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, kicks off a full day devoted to the new frontier of transportation. The next decade promises to be one of the most innovative and tumultuous ever seen for drivers, what they drive, and if they drive at all. Every organization that relies on transportation will be affected by the paradigm shift, and the time for fleet professionals to make crucial decisions is now.