The continued economic uncertainty in the United States is still having an impact on businesses large and small. Job creation has slowed to a crawl, and even those companies that are hiring are taking steps hiring
only part-time employees to avoid paying for employee benefits.
And new jobs aren’t the only problem. Last week we talked about the U.S. Postal Service preparing for massive layoffs, but small businesses are having trouble too. Modesto, California’s family-owned American Lumber Co. recently cut
staff in half
and sold fleet vehicles– including the fleet’s newest truck– in an effort to cut costs.
With so many businesses feeling the crunch of an unsteady economy, we’d like to hear from you about what your fleet is doing to combat rising costs and fewer jobs. Are you hiring at all, or just in part-time positions? Do you have plans to expand, or just to wait out the next year? Leave us a comment below and let us know how your business plans to get through this rough patch.
And remember, you can always cut costs even more with a good fuel management solution!
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