Elephant Ear

The elephant ear captures, deciphers, and redirects critical fleet maintenance, procurement, and leadership knowledge and passes it along to the passengers of this blog.

When the economy & budgets are tight one of the first methods often thought of to cut cost is the reduction or elimination of equipment wash programs. Please contemplate these factors before doing so: 1. Soil and debris build up on mechanical components a) Insulates heat sensitive components shortening life b) Promotes...

A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company...

It seems every year the transportation industry faces new perils during the winter months and this year is no different. Currently the weather forecasters are predicting not only one of the coldest, but the snowiest in the last five (5) years. Among the challenges above...

Ten Commandments of Leadership • Treat everyone with respect & dignity. • Set the example for others to follow. • Be an active coach. • Maintain the highest standard of honesty and integrity. • Insist on excellence and hold your people accountable. • Build group cohesiveness and pride. • Show confidence in...

LEADERSHIP "Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says 'Go!' - a leader says 'Let's go!'" -- E.M. Kelly "Leadership is about magnetic communication. Leaders have a way of communicating that draws people toward the vision, and the horizon." -- Doug Firebaugh "If you...

For Immediate Release St. Simons, GA. October 22, 2009 – MCB Consulting is offering a host of new services due to industry demands. These services now available are in the areas of fleet management, asset management, cost control, fuel conservation, and litigation assistance. Additionally, these new...