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New Trucking Hours of Service Rule Research Paper

… ¶ … new trucking hours of service rule will take effect in the United States that will have important implications for over-the-road trucking companies and their professional drivers. To gain some fresh insights into these implications, the purpose of this paper was to use the three value system comprised of law, morality, and social responsibility in the application of different ethical principles in the analysis of the response by Swift Transportation and Werner Enterprise to the new hours of service rule. To this end, the paper presents a review of the relevant peer-reviewed, scholarly, governmental and organizational literature in these areas, followed by a summary of the research, important findings, personal opinions and recommendations in the paper's conclusion.

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Introduction

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Sustainability Movement Term Paper

… Sustainability

For the planet and her people to survive, the world's people must embrace the sustainability movement, for modern man is using up the Earth's resources at an alarming, and perhaps catastrophic rate.

Define Sustainability

Use national and international definitions.

Also define sustainability and natural resources.

Describe the sustainability movement, and use some specific examples

Biodiversity

Ecology

Community

Commerce

Natural Resources

Biospehre

Biodiversity

Describe how biodiversity and sustainability support one another.

Use "biodiversity in food" to show how consumers can make a difference when they buy food.

Sustainability and Natural Resources

Describe how the natural world works in relationship to sustainability.

Discuss the overfishing of the oceans.

Discuss genetic crops

Discuss the natural world and the effects of global warming.

Discuss other natural resource issues,…. [read more]


Transportation Motor Carriers Have Populated Term Paper

… Onboard cameras can also video record any unusual occurrences, a detriment to thieves and nefarious characters who wish to abscond with ill-gotten gains.

The final two considerations that trucking companies in the future will attempt to fulfill include capacity and flexibility. With the earlier consolidations and mergers, many of today's carriers have a much greater capacity to haul loads across the United States. Large corporations who are in need of that capacity will likely contract with carriers who can give them a fair price, reliable shipping, and the capacity to handle large shipments. Carriers who are flexible with regard to those factors will also be the most successful, while those carriers who do not adapt to the more competitive environment will likely find themselves on…. [read more]


Internship Report: Crowley Maritime Corporation (Cmc) Research Proposal

… Internship Report: Crowley Maritime Corporation (cmc)

CMC Background

Thomas Crowley, the grandfather of current Chairman, President and CEO Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., began Crowley Maritime Corporation (CMC) during 1892 with the purchase of an 18-foot Whitehall boat he used to transport personnel and supplies to ships anchored on San Francisco Bay. In Two Men at the Helm, an historical account of CMC, Thomas B. Crowley Sr. recounts his business practices, and credits what he learned about business to his father. "All his life, every dollar my father ever made he plowed back into the business....Some people call that being a miser, some people call that saving, some people call it reinvesting in business" (Two Men...1992). Currently, Crowley Maritime Corporation serves as a holding company for…. [read more]


Risk Minimization and Loss Prevention in Small Term Paper

… Risk Minimization and Loss Prevention in Small Business in the Post-9/11 ERA

Chapter 1, Introduction,

Chapter 2, Literature Review,

Chapter 3, Methodology,

Chapter 4, Data Analysis,

Chapter 5, Summary, Recommendations and Conclusions,

Small businesses face the same risks, in many instances, as do major corporations. For instance, both small businesses and major corporations face turnover, competition, fluctuating market demands, a volatile economy, bad business decisions and many other risks associated with entering the market place with a particular product, whether it be goods or services,

However, because of their size, small businesses are particularly vulnerable to certain types of losses and risks -- and also because of their smaller size and stature, the loss in revenue or profits is much more deeply felt in small…. [read more]


NAFTA Historical Beginning Term Paper

… 3. A panel of experts was utilized to handle disputes.

The creation of CUSTA sparked interest from Mexico. The free trading area or FTA spanned greater than 360 million people, and $6 trillion in annual output. NAFTA may also be considered a link to two of the largest trading partners to the U.S.: namely Mexico and Canada.

History Bibliography:

Mariama W. Williams, A Brief History of GATT and NAFTA; Women's Alternative Economic Network

Gary C. Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow and Diana Orejas, NAFTA AND THE ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS FOR TRADE POLICY, Institute for International Economics (2001)

Daryll E. Ray, Director, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center Melissa B. Cooney, NAFTA and the Small Mexican Farmer, Graduate Research Assistant University of Tennessee

US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

NAFTA Objectives…. [read more]


Security Overview Businesses Today Research Paper

… Security Overview

Businesses today are faced with a range of security challenges unlike any of those that their predecessors have ever faced. Among these different challenges are the physical protection of the building and the protection of data and intellectual property. This may sound like a relatively easy mission; however, each of these two types of security has a number of different elements to it, and the interplay of these elements can make the process of keeping a company or organization secure.

For example, in terms of keeping a building physically safe, a security plan must cover the physical building itself, any equipment or supplies inside the building secure, and the staff and any visitors to the building must also be kept safe. (Moreover, the…. [read more]


Electricity Restructuring Term Paper

… " (Knittle, 2006) Toward this end the National Electric Light Association (NELA) Subcommittee on Public Regulation and Control is stated to have reached three main conclusions as follows:

That the NELA should favor properly constituted general supervision and regulation of the electric light industry;

That if state commissions be constituted, they should be appointed in that manner which will give them the greatest freedom from local and political influences, to the end that their rulings shall be without bias; and That state commissions be clothed with ample powers to control the granting of franchises, to protect users of service against unreasonable charges or improper discriminations, to enforce a uniform system of accounting, and to provide for publicity. If the state provides for publicity on the…. [read more]


Harrison Company Executive Summary Capstone Project

… This will also require aggressive and focused marketing leadership, as well as some additional sophisticated strategic planning.

Part 5- Leadership and Group Dynamics- It is clear from the information presented that the company is in trouble. It has rested on its laurels and older way of managing for decades, and must now either reinvent itself or die. The trends downward are indicative of a need for drastic measures, and while change management is difficult, it is clear that the following steps need to be taken immediately:

1. Analysis of profitability by store factoring in increased costs of gas, shipping, wages, etc. This may mean closure of outlying stores, reducing in hours, or simply opening up some of the medium and long-range stores during the Plus…. [read more]


Shipping Chartering Term Paper

… Future of Shipping

The shipping industry has a long history, but the nature of the business changes over that history. It has been changing in recent years because of the pressures for change caused by internationalization, globalization, technological advances, economic shifts in different parts of the world, and so on. Where the tradition has been for companies to sail their own ships, carrying cargo for a fee, more and more companies are finding different ways to accomplish the same business, such as by chartering vessels for the job at hand, or having other companies handle the procedures as a form of third-party management, or some other approach to cut costs, reduce risk, and yet increase business all at the same time. The changes in the…. [read more]


Com Industry Crash Term Paper

… On October 1st 1969 a researcher at UCLA attempted to send a message across the network to a researcher at Stanford. The network abruptly crashed. Needless to say, they got it up in running over the following months and gave birth to the Internet.

Through a combination of improvements in hardware, networking and software the use of the fledgling Internet grew until it was used by scientists and researchers worldwide. It was a bit cumbersome to navigate and instructions for navigating it could be cryptic at times.

On Saturday, January 23, 1993 a message appeared on several Internet bulletin boards:

"By the power vested in me by nobody in particular, alpha/beta version of 0.5 of NCSA's Motif-based information systems and World Wide Web browser, X…. [read more]


Cuba and Eisenhower Term Paper

… ¶ … Eisenhower Administration & Cuba

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EISENHOWER ADMINISTRATION & CUBA

The objective of this work is to research the political developments in Cuba during the Eisenhower administration relating to how the Eisenhower administration viewed and reacted to political developments in Cuba during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower.

There are those who state that the Eisenhower Administration was "businesslike" and that was comprised of a cabinet filled with successful corporate executives. Eisenhower's form of leadership was one that delegated responsibility, appearing as though he was not making key decisions and working only behind the scenes. The Domestic Policy of Eisenhower one a middle of the road policy balancing the freedom of the individual with the needs demanded in consideration of the whole…. [read more]

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