Ben Reiland

  • What is a mileage allowance program and how does it work? Mileage allowance. Sometimes, you hear a term and all you have are questions. What is a mileage allowance? How can it affect my company? What company does it work best with? Should my company be using it? The world of business vehicle programs is…

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  • Will OPEC stabilize the price of oil and lead to more consistent oil futures? Our last oil update came after OPEC and OPEC+ agreed to cut oil production. This combined effort followed the price dive caused by Iran’s continued—and unexpected—production of oil. Increasing demand by decreasing supply is simple economics. However, oil is never simple…

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  • What can your company do to mitigate tariff impacts on manufacturing raw materials? Manufacturing raw materials have been at the center of the trade wars between the U.S. and China. The impact of both the U.S. imposed and retaliatory tariffs has noticeably affected U.S. manufacturers. In a survey of 381 Ohio manufacturers, 66% claimed tariffs…

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  • How are vehicle ownership trends impacted by 2018 car recalls? Automakers issued numerous car recalls in 2018. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recalled almost 6 million vehicles over safety concerns. Toyota recalled over 1 million because of faulty airbags, and began 2019 with a recall over similar issues. Ford, Honda Acura, General Motors and other companies…

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  • The Best Podcasts to Download or Stream on the Road, From True Crime to Society & Culture If you don’t listen to podcasts, you know someone who does. Ask a roomful of strangers and you’re bound to walk away with an overwhelming pile of recommendations. There seems to be a podcast for just about everything…

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  • How will delivery companies and delivery-dependent businesses be impacted by changes in home delivery demands? Delivery is an evolving landscape. Pizza and Chinese food are no longer the go-to delivery options as a wide array of apps and services provide options from all walks of cuisine—and beyond. What does this mean for companies that depend…

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  • How will oil prices following the surplus affect gasoline prices? We’re almost a month into the year and the question stands: what are gas prices going to look like in the coming year? Given the recent oil surplus and economic uncertainty, predictions are all over the board. We have a yearly average of $2.47 predicted…

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  • The right home care mileage reimbursement can help home healthcare companies Healthcare as an industry has come a long way. And not just since the invention of penicillin or washing hands. Improvements in technology and the introduction of artificial intelligence to automate administrative tasks has advanced health care a great deal in the last few…

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  • How Security Consulting Services Can Capitalize in 2019 You don’t need us to tell you that cybersecurity is in a good place. Following the data breaches of large consumer retailers and Equifax, cybersecurity is no longer a “nice to have.” Like safety belts and airbags in a vehicle, cybersecurity is a company essential. So, what…

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  • What’s the future of electric vehicles? Electric vehicles made recent news when Trump administration official Larry Kudlow announced their intent to remove subsidies for their purchase. This news might cause businesses providing company cars to their employees to pump the breaks on exploring the environmental future of their fleet. But there’s much more to the…

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