When Jim Christiano founded PARS 20 years ago, he brought to his new company a business philosophy consistent with his own core values. Those guiding principles have been key to the company’s growth and success.
As the fleet industry has changed over the years, PARS has also changed, responding to ever more complex and demanding challenges.
FMW is delighted to feature a chronicle of PARS' evolution and congratulate Jim Christiano and his leadership team.
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This video from Wheels nicely lays out the company’s relentless focus on customer success.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said new auto tariffs are "being studied now," asserting they could prevent job cuts such as the U.S. layoffs and plant closures that General Motors Co announced this week.
The U.S. Commerce Department has circulated draft recommendations to the White House on its investigation into whether to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts on national security grounds. The White House has pledged not to move forward with imposing tariffs on the European Union or Japan as long as it is making constructive progress in trade talks.
Read the article at Business Insider.
In announcing it is cutting 15 percent of its North American workforce, General Motors underlined a hard truth economists have long acknowledged: The factory jobs that Trump carried the Rust Belt vowing to restore aren’t magically coming back.
To those at an October 2016 campaign rally in Warren, Mich., where GM announced it is closing a transmission plant, Trump said if he won, “you won’t lose one plant, I promise you that.” He made a similar pledge last year in Youngstown, Ohio, near the Lordstown facility GM is shutting.
Read the article at The Washington Post.
Last week FedEx announced that it would add electric V8100 model Chinese-built delivery vans from LA-based startup Chanje. Ten percent of the vans would be outright purchases, while the remaining 900 vans will be leased through Chanje-partner Ryder System Inc.
The electric vans are capable of hauling up to 675 cubic feet and up to 6000 pounds of goods with battery electric range stated at 150 miles. Chanje says most domestic delivery routes average about 65 miles in total, making it possible for their vans to run two days of routes without a charge.
Read the article at Jalopnik.