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Find Your Path to Promotion

Everyone’s experience on the job is different, but, in general, careers tend to progress along a common path. READ MORE

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Target Your Team by Pointing Toward Goals

Without day-to-day goals that feed into the larger goals of the company, chances are that your team is just kicking assignments around. READ MORE

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Setting Your Standard for Customer Service

How does your customer service measure up against other companies’ efforts, whether they are in your industry or outside of it? READ MORE

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School Buses Graduate to Alternative Fuels

What “little thing” in your product or service might change everything? READ MORE

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Can Sheep Keep Secrets?

Could you set your company apart by solving a problem no-one else is looking at? READ MORE

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Don’t Build a Better Buggy, Build Durability

What would you do if you were running the Studebaker Brothers, a company producing horse-drawn wagons for farmers, miners and the military, when the first gasoline-powered American car was road-tested in Massachusetts in 1893? READ MORE

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How’s Your Product Delivery System Working for You?

Are you focused on delivering the best outcomes to your customers? READ MORE

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Looking for Mr. and Ms. Right for the Job

Are you listening to your gut when making decisions about the right people for the right job? READ MORE

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Michigan Emergency Highlights Need for Alt Fuels

Our country has plenty of propane autogas and compressed natural gas readily available to fill our transportation fuel tanks. READ MORE

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Big Fish, Small Pond?

Are you taking full advantage of your unique position in your marketplace? READ MORE

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Is Timing Everything? When to Make Your Critical Decision

Is now the right time for you to make a critical decision? READ MORE

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View From the Summit: Alt Fuels Here to Stay

Staying alert to shifts in our industry helps us all serve our customers better. READ MORE

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Make Your 'New and Improved' 10 Times Better

Companies that want to succeed and thrive must strive for 10-times better technology, because slight incremental improvements mean no improvement at all for the end user. READ MORE

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Fuel Prices Fall, Propane Autogas Business Rises

ROUSH CleanTech's sales are up, even at a time when gas and diesel prices are down. I attribute this growth to propane maintenance benefits over diesel vehicles, the desire for proven green technology and the lack of stability of foreign energy sources. READ MORE

There Is No “Right” Decision, Only the One You Make

Stop worrying about making the right decision; focus instead on steering your company successfully along the road chosen. READ MORE

Need for Speed? Slam on the Brakes

Where are the “brakes” in your company? And how are they helping you move forward more quickly? READ MORE

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Solar System or Silos? Your Company May Need Both

In his book, “Accelerate (XLR8),” business expert John Kotter likens the structure of start-up companies to a solar system or a molecule, in which “the entrepreneur is at the center and staff members revolve around that leader in a network.” READ MORE

Find and Ignite Your Workplace Passion

Surround yourself with those who are equally driven and passionate for a cause. Then, make sure a common “why” drives you and your staff. READ MORE

Autogas Questions Answered

There are a number of frequent questions fleet managers ask about propane autogas and its benefits. READ MORE

A Dollar Saved is Better Than a Dollar Cut

Simply cutting corners is usually not the best solution for fleet managers to stay within their budget. Instead, by learning how to operate their fleets more efficiently, fleet managers can retain more cash long-term. READ MORE

Buses or Books? I Choose Both

With the harsh reality of cutbacks nationwide, many schools are facing the choice between buying buses or investing in staff, facilities, or even books. That’s why many schools choose alternative fuels to power their school bus fleet — so that they can have both. READ MORE

Training Technicians on Alt-Fuel Technology

Not since the days of Henry Ford has the technician’s job changed quite as much as it has with the development of alternative fuel vehicles. READ MORE

Fleet Savings: Begin with the End in Mind

Sticker prices make it easy to compare a vehicle’s cost. But, the key to fleet savings is in the finer print — of maintenance, repair, depreciation, taxes, insurance, and more. There are a number of steps that can help you choose the right fuel for your fleet vehicles to save you money. READ MORE

The Worst Advice About Alternative Fuels

Folks are often quick to offer their opinion about the use of alternative fuels in fleet vehicles. Here’s a breakdown of the top five worst pieces of advice I’ve heard when it comes to considering alternative fuels. READ MORE

The Alternative Fuel Future Has Arrived

It’s no secret that alternative fuel technology has been available to fleets for decades. Yet fueling with gasoline and diesel remains the norm for most mainstream fleets. There are a number of factors fleet managers should consider when it comes to making a fueling decision for tomorrow. READ MORE

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Joe Thompson

President, ROUSH CleanTech

Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech, is a member of the ROUSH Enterprise Steering Committee and a recipient of the 2013 Green Fleet Sustainability All-Star award.

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