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February 14, 2013
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  • DHL sees no disadvantage after converting vehicles to autogas
    International shipping company DHL Express sees no disadvantage to using propane autogas after rolling out 21 autogas-fueled vehicles in October. "It's a proven technology. We continue to convert and to use them in markets where it makes sense. ... Where you run high miles, LPG is the best choice with the technology we have today," said John Fox, vice president and general manager of the company's Southeast U.S. operations. Houston Community Newspapers (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Intelligence 
  • Glass firm converts vehicles to propane autogas
    Texas-based Fashion Glass & Mirror has partnered with CleanFuel USA to convert its vehicles to run on propane autogas. The company is initially converting 40 of its vehicles, with plans to convert new vehicles as they are ordered. The project was funded by a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. LPGasMagazine.com (2/13), NGT News (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Propane autogas is alt-fuel "dark horse" in N.Y. county
    Propane autogas is growing in popularity in Monroe County, N.Y., because of the fuel's performance and economic benefits. Dave Butters, the county's asset manager, said the idea of using propane autogas was first met with skepticism, as the fuel was a relative unknown, but as the county experienced the fuel's power, more fleet operators turned to the fuel. "The dark horse is propane. It has a lot going for it," Butters said. NGT News (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Research & Development 
  • PERC intensifies R&D efforts amid warming weather, Willis says
    The Propane Education & Research Council has intensified its efforts to find new ways to market propane as warmer winters hurt propane sales, writes PERC President and CEO Roy Willis. PERC is supporting research and development to increase propane demand. "If we have a hot mess on our hands, at least it is in our hands and we can do something…to grow propane's place in the ever changing energy market," Willis writes. Energy Gumbo blog (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  PERC News 
  • New Free Photos of Fleet Vehicles
    There are eight new free photos of fleet vehicles fueled by propane autogas available on the Propane Education & Research Council's Propane MaRC website. Use the photos in autogas collateral shared with your prospects. Check out the photos on the MaRC. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Visit the MaRC for Mower Marketing Materials
    The Propane Education & Research Council has free collateral on commercial mowing that marketers can download from the Propane MaRC and share with prospects. It includes a leave behind card with a list of the six competitive benefits of propane, and new photos that can be used in literature and on websites. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Leadership & Management 
  • Leadership is about bringing dreams together
    Good leadership is about hiring the right people, then mentoring them "in a way that marries their accomplishing their dreams with our company accomplishing its dreams," says Lawrence F. Flick IV, chairman and CEO of Prudential Fox & Roach and The Trident Group. To accomplish that, leaders must learn to "connect the dots and create a vision," Flick says. PassionOnPurposeBlog.com (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why too much of a good thing is bad for leadership
    Even positive traits such as confidence can become problematic if they become excessive, writes Samuel Bacharach, director of Cornell University's Institute of Workplace Studies. "[W]hen a leader has an excess of confidence, it generally means he or she also has a surfeit of ego," he writes. Similarly, a determined leader may run into trouble if he or she refuses to make adjustments. Inc. online (free registration) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life."
--Sophia Loren,
Italian actress


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