January 15, 2013
Within the 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act, the maximum amount of Section 179 deductions has been changed and bonus depreciation extended.
Tags: Taxes, small business owners, bonus depreciation, Section 179
January 3, 2013
The GM Business Choice maintenance plan, which covers lube, oil and filter changes; tire rotation; and a 27-point inspection, is now available to GM Business Choice customers.
Tags: preventive maintenance, small business owners, General Motors Corp., Gm Business Choice
October 11, 2012
‘Put your business in the spotlight,’ says the Chrysler Commercial Vehicle blog announcing a new contest for businesses with less than 10 vehicles.
Tags: small business owners, Chrysler, contest
July 9, 2012
This family-owned company provides pest management services to Alabama, southeastern Mississippi and the Florida panhandle, and has trucks that average 30,000 miles per year out of its 60-truck fleet.
Tags: Ford F-150, small business owners, Alliance AutoGas, propane autogas, Chevrolet 2500, fuel conversion systems, pest control fleets, Chevrolet 1500
June 20, 2012
FleetSafer Mobile, from Zoomsafer, automatically promotes safe, legal and hands-free use of smartphones and tablet computers while employees are driving on the job.
Tags: small business owners, ZoomSafer, smartphone, managing small fleets, Sprint, FleetSafer Mobile, mobile app
May 22, 2012
The launch is in conjunction with National Small Business Week, and is designed especially for the small business owner who requires up to 10 vehicles for day-to-day business use.
Tags: website, small business owners, Chrysler
December 20, 2011
Business Owners Benefit, a privately owned insurance company that provides low-cost services and products for small businesses, began a new auto club that combines towing services, fuel card services and other benefits onto one card.
Tags: fuel cards, Wright Express, fleet card, small business owners, towing
November 14, 2011
In a survey of mostly Independent and Republican business owners, 78% of respondents said they are in favor of standards that require the auto industry to reduce carbon emissions on cars, light-duty trucks, minivans and SUVs.
Tags: small business owners, Small Business Majority, CAFE standards, fuel economy standards
September 22, 2011
In a survey from advocacy group Small Business Majority, one in 10 businesses report utilizing at least one alt-fuel vehicle; those without say they are interested in purchasing one in the future.
Tags: hybrid, Alternative-fuel vehicles, fuel economy standards, small business owners, electric vehicle, poll
After Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee hit the East Coast, small businesses have several aspects to flood-damaged vehicles they must worry about. Applications for relief and assistance vary by region, but most registrations are due by Oct. 31.
Tags: small business owners, Natural disaster, Hurricane
September 8, 2011
Mobile Thrones, a portable toilet company in northern Texas, spends $10,000 a month on diesel fuel, making route management an integral part of keeping costs down for this small business.
Tags: GPS, diesel, Dodge Ram, TomTom, Tracking, small business owners, Ram 5500
September 6, 2011
Sara Mortensen, owner of Bales Mold Service Inc., had her company logo emblazoned on Greg Biffle’s No. 16 3M car.
Tags: small business owners, competition
October 13, 2009
DEARBORN, MI - Michigan-based Mancuso Florists has benefited from the fuel efficiency of its Ford Transit Connect, which has helped the business cut down on fuel costs while maximizing deliveries.
Tags: fuel, Transit Connect, small business owners
September 3, 2009
According to LeaseTrader.com, more small business owners are using car lease transfer as a way to "ditch the lease and remove the financial obligation from the books."
Tags: leasing, LeaseTrader.com, small business owners
August 20, 2009
According to Ford, on a national basis, Transit Connect vehicles are selling within eight days of arrival on dealer lots, significantly quicker than current industry norms.
Tags: small business owners
October 23, 2008
The slight improvement seen in August among small business vehicle purchases turned downward [in September] with a 61-percent fall off vs. a year ago, reports CNW Research.
Tags: fleet sales, Vehicle Purchase, small business owners
October 2, 2008
Under proposed legislation, transportation businesses that have suffered, or that are likely to suffer, from high fuel prices would be able to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration.
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