Author: Sarah Redshaw
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Road safety research has traditionally involved a focus on individuals in which social norms are considered but rarely discussed in detail. Outlining the existing body of research on young drivers in particular, In the Company of Cars shows the contribution that considering road safety from a social and cultural perspective could make to the reduction of death and injury on the roads. It highlights the involvement of driving cultures, as distinct from car cultures, in the social framing of cars and the ways in which they are utilised.
Author: Lara Jo Regan
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Nach Hunde unter Wasser, Welpen unter Wasser und Nasse Hunde wird die megaerfolgreiche Hunde-Reihe mit dem bezaubernden Buch Hunde in Autos fortgesetzt. Es zeigt, wie die Vierbeiner ihre Schnauze in den Wind halten, wie das Fell im Fahrtwind flattert, wie sie sich genüsslich im Kofferraum räkeln, wie sie majestätisch im Fond einer Limousine posieren – liebevoll begleitet und fotografiert von einer der erfolgreichsten Hundefotografinnen der USA. Das Buch ist durchgehend 4-farbig bebildert und zeigt 49 verschiedene Hunderassen – jede auf ihre ganz eigene Art unvergleichlich. Das perfekte Geschenk für jeden Hundeliebhaber.
Company cars form a large proportion of the car fleet in many OECD countries and are also influential in determining the composition of the wider vehicle fleet. When employees provided with a company car use that car for personal purposes, personal income tax rules value the benefit in a number of different ways. How accurate these rules are in valuing the benefit has important implications for tax revenue, the environment and other social impacts such as congestion. This paper outlines the tax treatment of company cars and commuting expenses in 27 OECD countries and one partner country. It compares these tax settings with a stylised "benchmark" tax treatment that estimates the full value of the benefit received by employees with company vehicles. The paper demonstrates that the estimated tax expenditures associated with company car taxation in these countries in 2012 can be quite considerable. Significantly, from an environmental perspective, in most countries employees faced no additional increase in tax payable in response to an increase in the assumption of distance driven.
Author: C.J. Hribal
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2005-05-17
An award-winning author has created his most expansive work to date–a captivating family epic, a novel that moves effortlessly from past to present on its journey to the truth of how we grow out of, away from, and into our parents. “Are we there yet?” It’s the time-honored question of kids on a long family car trip–and Emil Czabek’s children are no exception. Yet Em asks himself the same thing as the family travels to celebrate his parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary, and he wonders if he has escaped their wonderfully bad example. The midwestern drive is Em’s occasion to recall the Czabek clan’s amazing odyssey, one that sprawls through the second half of the twentieth century. It begins with his parents’ wedding on the TV show It’s Your Marriage, and careens from a suburban house built sideways by a drunken contractor to a farm meant to shelter the Czabeks from a country coming apart. It is the story of Em’s father, Wally–diligent, distant, hard-drinking–and his attempts to please, protect, or simply placate his nervous, restless, and sensual wife, Susan, all in plain sight of the children they can’t seem to stop having. As the tumultuous decades merge in his mind like the cars on the highway, Em must decide whether he should take away his parents’ autonomy and place them in the Heartland Home for the Elders. Beside him, his wife, Dorie, a woman who has run both a triathlon and for public office, makes him question what he’s inherited and whether he himself has become the responsible spouse of a drifting partner–especially since she’s packing a diaphragm and he’s had a vasectomy. Wildly comic and wrenchingly poignant, The Company Car is a special achievement, a book that drives through territory John Irving and Jonathan Franzen have made popular to arrive at a stunning destination all its own. From the Hardcover edition.
"This study presents new, nearly EU wide estimates of the level of subsidies to company cars. In addition it also provides some preliminary rough illustrations of the possible effects of such subsidies on economic welfare and environment and discuses the policy implications."--Editor.
Author: David Kiley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-04-02
Genre: Business & Economics
An exclusive look at one of the world's most successful andcontroversial companies, and the mysterious family behind it. BMW is arguably the most admired carmaker in the world. It'sfinancial performance is the envy of its competitors, and BMWproducts inspire near-fanatical loyalty. While many carmakersstruggle with falling sales, profits and market share, demand forBMWs continues to grow, frequently outpacing production. Now, DavidKiley-Detroit Bureau Chief at USA Today and author of Getting theBugs Out, which covered Volkswagen's demise and rebirth, goesinside the fabled German automaker to see how it does what it doesso well. With unprecedented access to BMW executives, Kiley goesbehind the walls of BMW's famed "Four Cylinders" headquarters inMunich at a time when the company is in its most aggressive, andsome say riskiest, expansion in its history and when some of thecompany's new products, like the 7 Series sedan and Z4 roadster,are for the first time drawing as many barbs from critics asbouquets. Kiley covers intimate details of the boardroom dramasurrounding the company's nearly disastrous acquisition andsubsequent sale of the British Rover Group and its expansion intoselling MINI and Rolls Royce cars. Besides being a world-classcarmaker, BMW is also considered one of the smartest consumermarketing companies and Kiley explores the extraordinary value andmanagement of the BMW brand mystique. He also takes a revealinglook at the mysterious and ultra-private Quandt family of BadHomburg Germany, which owns a controlling stake in BMW: Johanna andSusanne Quandt, two of the wealthiest women in Europe and StefanQuandt, one of the wealthiest bachelors on the continent. David Kiley (Ann Arbor, MI) is the Detroit Bureau Chief at USAToday who has covered the auto industry for 17 years. He has beenfeatured on Nightline, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and the Today show. Heis also the author of Getting the Bugs Out: The Rise, Fall, andComeback of Volkswagen in America (0-471-26304-4), also availablefrom Wiley.
East Kent Road Car Company Ltd - A Century of Service, 1916-2016, celebrates one hundred years of a bus operation that is still very much recognizable for its origins. Unlike so many proud names that have diasppeared in recent times, the old identity of East Kent Road Car Co Ltd is still carried as the legal lettering on the Stagecoach-owned buses operating in the area today. This book takes the reader on a journey through those one hundred years. It covers the initial developments of the 1920s and 30s, the challenges of World War II, the halcyon days of the 1950s and the descent into the economic struggles of the 1960s. Nationalization and an eventual move back into the private sector are also covered, finishing with a description of the innovative approach to new services developed by the local Stagecoach management today. With over two hundred illustrations, both black and white and colour, many previously unpublished, this book provides a wide-ranging historical and pictorial record of the buses, artefacts and operations of the East Kent Road Car Company. Fully illustrated with over 200 colour and black & white illustrations, many previously unpublished.
Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones
Release Date: 2018-01-12
CONTENTS By CHAPTER: 1. Ford Newspaper Advertisements And Early Automobile Photographs 2. Ford Factory Photographs 3. Ford Parts Catalogue Pages From The Early 1900s 4. Ford Photographs From The 1939 New York World’s Fair 5. PRINCIPLES OF AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES
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Author: BVR Subbu
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2018-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics
‘There’s no business like the car business!’ Within months of its launch in late 1998, with every well-known global automobile brand jockeying for a foothold in a small-car market almost monopolized by Maruti Udyog Limited, Hyundai Motor India’s debut production, the Santro, emerged as a force to reckon with. The first car to be conceptualized and designed for – and then developed and manufactured in – India, the ‘Sunshine Car’ has, over a period of sixteen years, set the record for the quickest small car brand to go from zero to one million units sold. It achieved profitability for Hyundai at an unprecedented speed and made an impressive global impact as a made-in-India automobile in markets as diverse as Algeria and Zimbabwe, Western Europe and North America. In Santro: The Car That Built a Company, BVR Subbu, who spearheaded much of the Santro’s success, reveals the hitherto untold story of how this small car made such a big impact. Vivid anecdotes detail the challenges of introducing a new product in a new market, the canny business strategies that were employed to get the better of rival brands, the unforgettable marketing campaigns that made all the difference – and the thrills of the high-stakes power battles and everyday drama that characterize corporate India. By turns revelatory, insightful and delightfully engaging, this is a business story with a difference about a car like no other.
Author: Mary B. Holihan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Finally there is a complete and up to date resource for the small business owner. Tired of high legal and consulting fees? This new book is your answer. Detailed are over 300 common questions employers have about employees and the law; itâe(tm)s like having an employment attorney on your staff. Topics include: equal employment opportunity, age discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers or applicants with AIDS, unacceptable job performance, termination, substance abuse, drug and alcohol testing, safety, harassment, compensation policies, job classifications, recordkeeping, overtime, employee performance evaluations, wage and salary reviews, payroll deductions, reduction in wages, pay periods, payroll advances, wage garnishment, severance pay, unemployment compensation, operating policies, ethical standards, open-door policy, suggestions and customer feedback, smoke-free workplace, dress code, work schedule, flexible scheduling, telecommuting, absenteeism, tardiness, confidentiality, employee privacy, electronic communication, responsible use of equipment, e-mail and Internet, prohibited content, copyrighted materials, responsible use of cell phones, security procedures, telephone usage, use of company vehicles, solicitation for outside causes, outside employment, personnel files, release of information, access to files, possession of weapons, improper personal conduct, company benefits, time off, holidays, vacations, sick leave policies, bereavement, jury duty, education and training, leaves of absence, Family and Medical Leave Act, personal or medical leaves not required by law, military leave, insurance, on-the-job accidents or injuries, medical/life insurance, flexible benefit plans, pension, and profit sharing. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Author: Anthony J. Bianculli
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Volume 2 of 'Trains and Technology' is devoted to railroad cars of nineteenth-century America. Since the variety of cars used during the nineteenth century was huge, the book is divided into three sections- passenger, freight, and non-revenue cars. The easily understood, jargon-free discussions and explanations throughout the book are accompanied by over 225 illustrations and accurate scale drawings of the various equipment.