Managers of vehicle fleets have to adopt efficient strategies in order to properly care for the resources that have been entrusted to them. The advantages of proactive maintenance and the cost of neglect are all magnified if you are responsible for many vehicles. Fleet managers adopt best practices because they are indeed better than the alternatives. Would it make sense for the manager of a family’s fleet of two or three cars to adopt some of the same practices?
We all learn about inventors and inventions in history class, but it seems that there is some incongruity when you consider the modern significance of an invention and the likelihood that you will know the inventor’s name. For example, history students often learn that Jethro Tull invented the seed drill, but few 21st century Americans have used one. On the other hand, everyone is acquainted with televisions, but few can name the inventor. Automobiles are another example. It is difficult to imagine an invention that had a more transformative effect than the automobile in the twentieth century, yet few can accurately name the inventor.