Henry Clements is a friend of yours who has a car rental agency in a major metropolitan area. Although his is an independent company, Henry works closely with three other independent companies in the metro area. They share information and each week they forecast the number of cars each will need the following week. Then, if needed, they will transfer cars between location on Sunday when none of the agencies are open. If they have to go and get a car during the week, it will cost $75 per car, considering the lost time and good will of making the customer wait.
se 43 Racquel Campbell Employment Law Summer 2012 Case 4: Studebaker V. Nettie's Flower Garden, Inc In Studebaker V. Nettie's Flower Garden, Inc Judith Studebaker was injured in a car accident cause by James Ferry's van. Studebaker brought suit against Nettie's on a Respondeat Superior theory claim that Nettie’s was liable for the accident thier employee caused. The judgment ended up being in favor of Studebaker and she was rewarded $125,000. Nettie's appealed the judgment claiming that Ferry was not a employee but an independent contractor that did runs for the stores using his own van. Also claiming that Ferry was on his personal time when the accident happen because it happened after he left a pawnshop before is afternoon run.
Speeding over the Queensborough Bridge in Gatsby’s vehicle, Nick feels like an explorer setting eyes on New York for the first time. Again and again, automobiles give Fitzgerald’s characters a sense of excitement and possibility. But Fitzgerald repeatedly shows that these awe-inspiring cars are dangerous, misleading, and destructive. Soon after his wedding, Tom endangers his life by getting into a heavily publicized car accident. (By noting that there is a young female hotel employee in the passenger seat, Fitzgerald suggests that the accident also endangers Tom’s marriage.)
The increase of gas prices hurt the benefit of motorists. Because of the ridiculous high gas prices, many people have to choose pool car to share the transportation/gas fees with other people or use public transportation. For instance, my uncle, who lives in Foster City and works at downtown San Francisco, drives to work every day. However, when the gas prices went up, he had to take Caltrain-a kind of public transportation to go to work since it was cheaper than drive. However, it took longer time to go to work since he just needed 40 minutes to drive to work but he needed more or less two hours to go to work by Caltrain.
The car industry also helped the economic boom because more people could move near to cities without actually living in the centre of them and then drive into the cities to work and earn money. The car industry was quite important because it kick started many other industries such as the advertising industry. Another reason for the economic boom was the Republican government policies. Their policies included laissez-faire; this was when the government kept out of businesses and didn’t interfere with them. This meant that there was no minimum wage and women had to quit their job if they became pregnant as there was no maternity leave.
When I used to teach this class I would use this analogy: In Germany in order to obtain an operators permit or drivers license everyone must go through six months of driver education as well as pay what is I believe today is around three thousand dollars to include any vehicle on the road must pass a state inspection which is far from a cursory look at the fenders. Now with that they take driving and safety very seriously given the open ended speeds on many of the autobahns but the bottom line is they go through such lengths to ensure only safe vehicles and safe operators are on the road making the Government accountable to the citizens to ensure that happens. On top of that anyone that operates a vehicle in Germany does so with the understanding that everyone on the road is accountable for their actions. Sure you still drive defensively but much of the “risk” is taken out of the equation as every operator goes with the expectation that the other guy or gal is going to act responsibly as well, not just
3. What impediments to pursuing this project do you think existed within GM? First impediment is GM’s investing in developing fuel cells for many billions so many managers don’t want to change their focus. Second, the critics said that it was difficult to produce a large lithium ion battery. Last, there was a sale failure with an electric car named EV1 in 1990s.
These ads have the power to move someone into buying whichever product they see fit for their needs and standards and there’s no better example to talk about than automobile ads. Every model of car has a unique niche to occupy in the world and people buy different models for different reasons. Someone rich who would want to show off would buy a flashy convertible sports car. A worker would use a truck to help move materials around because of how powerful the engines are. A mother with a large family would opt for a minivan for these spacy models can hold a large number of people.
In McKibben’s essay, he opens with how he recently traded in his Civic for a new hybrid vehicle from the same company (617). McKibben becomes infuriated at how the easily available energy efficient technology is being neglected at the hands of the American consumer. He considers several points about how people could conserve energy, including: “simple tweaks like better windows and bulkier insulation could save 30 or 50 percent more energy,” or having a post September 11 campaign selling gas-guzzling SUVs (618). McKibben even goes in great lengths about how other continents; including Europe and Asia have introduced plans for energy reduction, while the U.S. remains left without a plan (620). McKibben persuades readers to think about the massive consumption of energy that could slowly be reduced with simple tweaks in everyday society.
Who would've ever thought that anyone and everyone would be driving a car? Cars are a way of life in today's society we no longer use horses or even walk to our next destination. With the growing population, having to meet life’s demands and leisure we have growing emissions pollution problems and high costing oil and gas prices. Over the years scientists have been concerned over the global warming on the earth. There are many things that cause global warming but one of the primary causes is cars and trucks on the road every day and all day and never ceases.