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Apr
3

Welcome to Holiday Automotive | New & Used Car Dealer in Fond du Lac

Welcome to Holiday Automotive | New & Used Car Dealer in Fond du Lac




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Getting your next vehicle from Holiday Automotive has never been easier.

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We eliminated the time, confusion, and stress that makes shoppers reluctant to step into a dealership and buy a car.

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VIP Fast Lane allows you to build and personalize deals in minutes with a series of easy questions. Saving you time at the dealership.

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Review your payment plan, make changes, confirm your purchase, and then schedule pick-up or delivery of their vehicle.

We believe car buying should wow

For 60 years we’ve been turning customers into fans by empowering and delighting guests with our simple, fair and hassle-free experience.

Simplified Buying Experience

We call it Simplified Buying, our guests call it refreshing! Get our best price upfront, plus straight talk and honest answers from a non-commissioned Customer Experience Manager.

5-Day Vehicle Exchange Promise

Our 5-Day Exchange Promise is included into most Pre-Owned vehicles we sell. If you don’t like it, exchange it. Now that’s peace of mind.

Non-Commissioned Experience Managers

Our Customer Experience Managers are not paid on commission, but are all focused on finding the right car for you. That means their best interest is your best interest.

Don’t take our word for it

See what customers have to say about their experience with our Holiday Automotive team.

What makes Holiday Automotive worth the trip?

Holiday Automotive, a family owned company since 1959, offers new vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Ford and Mazda as well as hundreds of used vehicles spanning all makes and models. The best part is our product specialists are completely non-commissioned, meaning their sole priority is fitting you with the vehicle that best fits your needs and your budget. At Holiday Automotive, our service, quick lube and body shop are all second-to-none and strive to provide the absolute in customer satisfaction every day.

Apr
3

Competency Model Clearinghouse – Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Industry Competency Model

The competency model framework for the transportation, distribution and logistics industry was developed through a collaborative effort involving the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and leading industry and labor organizations.

To ensure that the model reflects the knowledge and skills needed by today’s transportation, distribution and logistics workforce, ETA worked with DOT and industry stakeholders to update the original Model. Completed in February 2014, the updated model features a new Tier 5 providing background on specific transportation sectors and a reorganization of Tier 4, as well as several updated competency areas.

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In 2018, the model was revised to incorporate foundational workplace health and safety skills from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Safe • Skilled • Ready Workforce Program designed to help protect America’s workforce and create safe, healthy, and productive workplaces. For more information, download the Summary of Changes.

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Apr
3

Why Cities Should Apply Data Analysis to Transportation Systems

Chicago Examines How Curbs Are Used via Analytics

In Chicago, the City Tech Collaborative launched a months-long project to collect data related to curb activity to help the city better manage how curb space is used, according to Government Technology. 

The initiative is designed to create a “practical, usable, scalable analytics tool to better understand the curb,” which has been described as phase one, Jamie Ponce, director of strategic partnerships at City Tech Collaborative, tells Government Technology

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The project will include private sector partners like Bosch and HERE Technologies to provide various levels of support and expertise. For example, HERE Technologies will analyze traffic movement, congestion and other data points to identify bottlenecks “and areas of friction,” Ponce explained. The data gathered will enable the researchers to take a closer look at what’s causing some of the curb space management problems, all part of Phase I, which will largely be a mapping exercise to digitize the curb. 

The next phase of the project will analyze all of that data and help the city craft new approaches. Curbs are often used for parking in cities, but data analysis of curbside usage can help them determine how curbs are used and how to price access to them differently, Billy Riggs, a researcher and professor with expertise in transportation and smart mobility at the University of San Francisco, tells Government Technology

“It’s also important to think about the curb as barrier but a continuum of the street,” Riggs says. “And given the trends in many locations to support car-free cities, many municipalities also need to take a hard look at what type of travel should be allowed on certain corridors — not just thinking about using the curb, but thinking about if it should even exist.”

MORE FROM STATETECH: Find out why connected intersections are the backbones of smart cities. 

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, just seconds after a rider unlocks a dockless electric scooter with a smartphone app and starts motoring around, information about the trip is fed to a city-operated database, according to the New York Times

Then, just after the trip ends, another alert updates the database, noting the location. A day later, the Times notes, the exact route the rider took is uploaded and logged for analysis. 

As the Times reports, that kind of data is also a key to solving congestion in cities, since knowing “what route riders have used historically makes it possible for policymakers to plan infrastructure.”

“Cities have to assure that their resources are used efficiently, and that includes the shared spaces,” Stephen Zoepf, chief of policy development at Ellis & Associates, a consultancy that advises cities on the intersection between transportation and technology, tells the Times. “The effects of crowding, in noise and emissions, are a tragedy of the commons.”

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Apr
3

Fleet News | Car and Truck Leasing and Management


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The controlled shutdown at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) goes into effect on April...

Due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA) is temporarily suspending production at its plant in Salem, Va.



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COVID-19 Offers Opportunity to Make a Dent in the Technician Shortage

Now is when the fleet industry should be proactively identifying these future technicians. The fleet industry has a window to tap into this idled labor pool, who will look attractive to other industries experiencing labor shortages leading to increased competition to recruit this talent



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Paccar announced it is continuing its plant shutdown.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, auto- and truck makers are announcing extended production and factory closures.



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U.S. DOT and EPA Lower Gas Mileage Targets

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will increase the stringency of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards by 1.5% each year through model year 2026, as compared with previous standards that would have required about 5% annual increases.


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Apr
3

The Growing Internet of Vehicle Market

The Internet of Vehicle (IoV) market, valued at $66,075 million in 2017, is forecasted to reach $208,107 million by 2024. The reason for this growth can be attributed to rising demands, improvements, and vast upgrades in the automotive industry, the increase in connected devices, and the introduction of Logistics 4.0. Here is the growing internet of the vehicle market.

IoV is somewhat synonymous with the automation of vehicles or implementing IoT technologies in vehicles.

The IoV ultimately allows vehicles to communicate with drivers, other vehicles, management systems, pedestrians, and infrastructure, all in real-time. The improved safety factors related to both drivers and pedestrians that stem from this technology is another reason for its popularity.

The IoV technology can be broken down by the communication channels.

The vehicle can communicate with itself first (intra-vehicle), which results in an internal performance review. The vehicle can also communicate with other vehicles (vehicle-to-vehicle) through wireless communication, capturing information such as each vehicle’s speed and position.

The three structures are as follows:

  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure data supports communication between the vehicle and roadside units.
  • Vehicle-to-pedestrian systems gather and act on information such as people walking or cyclists near the vehicle.
  • Vehicle-to-cloud systems allow this information to be accessed through APIs. Combined, these systems are referred to as Vehicle-to-Everything.

The global IoV market, products, and key players are segmented by technology, region, software, and more. The market as a whole, however, is experiencing massive growth, partly because the driver can have much higher levels of safety, protection, communication, and information sharing.

The growth in demand for IoV

Vehicle-to-everything (also known as vehicle-to-X, V2X) technology has numerous benefits to the consumer, which has driven demand. This, coupled with increased investment and advancing technology, make the market positioned to skyrocket. Notably, consumers are honing in on key features of these vehicles.

Increased safety.

V2X technology aids in decreasing traffic accidents caused by human error. Warning sensors, road hazard detections, and vehicle-to-pedestrian communication all make for a safer driving experience. 

Environmental impact.

Technologies such as smart parking help drivers get off the road faster, reducing the amount of CO2 emissions. Mapping can also help get people to where they want to be faster, which reduces fuel usage. Traffic and congestion will also be reduced thanks to V2X technology.

Cost savings.

Reducing traffic saves cities money, as does lower incidents of accidents. Intra-vehicle technology can optimize routes and make transport faster, as well. While these are time savers for drivers, ultimately, it is a cost-saver for cities.

Growth restrictions in the IoV market

A somewhat exciting relationship has evolved in the IoV market, which is that between automakers and software providers. Each plays a vital role in the developing IoV market, but this balance of power may not always remain stable.

Who, for example, owns the customer data and who takes control of customer experience? The data ownership problem is particularly crucial as breaches and hacking come into play. Who is at fault, and who must deal with the consequences of

Apr
3

Transportation and Health

Three female pedestrians crossing a street.

Transportation decisions that take place upstream affect our lives downstream. We all use various ways to get to work or school, to access healthy foods and to do countless other things every day. Yet poor transportation decisions can harm health and are not always fair across all communities.

For example, communities near a highway or major roadway are often low-income and communities of color. Living near a highway or major roadway increases a person’s exposure to traffic-related air pollution. Traffic-related air pollution is linked to respiratory conditions like wheezing and decreased lung functioning and also cardiovascular disease. Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution is linked to childhood asthma.

APHA speaks out for transportation policy that improves, rather than hinders, public health. We believe in working with the transportation sector to create equitable and healthy transportation policies. 

Check out our two latest Transportation and Health Stories from the Field showing how transportation and health agencies collaborate together to support active living for everyone:

  • Planning with a Public Health Focus- Connecting the Dots in the East Central Region of Wisconsin (PDF) — Learn how the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission works with public health departments and nonprofit partners to identify shared values to support active living and integrate public health into transportation plans. 
  • Minnesota Health and Transportation- Partners for Change (PDF) — Learn how Minnesota Department of Transportation and Department of Health have partnered together over the years to advance health equity through such initiatives as health impact assessments and Minnesota Walks, one of the first statewide pedestrian planning frameworks in the country that recognizes health and walking as transportation planning priorities. 

Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities: How Metro Areas are Building More and Better Bicycling and Walking Projects

Over the last two years, Transportation for America, in conjunction with the APHA, worked with metropolitan planning organizations across the country to collect and document stories about how they are planning, funding, and building more and better walking and bicycling projects. Check out the guidebook Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities: How Metro Areas are Building More and Better Bicycling and Walking Projects.

Working with Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Ever wondered what a Metropolitan Planning Organization was and how to work with one? Check out our latest guide (PDF) outlining the core responsibilities of an MPO and how to partner with them to advance healthy communities. 

If you are interested in learning more about past work highlighting MPO efforts, check out this set of case studies and policy paper authored by Transportation for America, with support from APHA.

Transportation and Health Tool Case Studies

APHA recently released five case studies that provide valuable insight into opportunities to advance health on both state and regional levels. The case studies feature organizations using the Transportation and Health Tool indicators to:

Want to learn more about the Transportation and Health Tool? Read an article in the Journal of Transport & Health about the Transportation and Health Tool. You can also listen to the Incorporating Health

Apr
3

The Beginner’s Guide to Picking the Perfect Bicycle

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Illustration: Sam Woolley

I had always been a bike purist. Up until recently, I’ve been riding the same bike I got for my 10th birthday. Sure, it still got me where I needed to go, but it was definitely time for an upgrade. As a total beginner, I discovered picking the right bike isn’t as simple as I thought. From frame size to extra features, here’s how to find your perfect ride.

Choose the right bike type based on your needs

When I walked into my local bike shop and they asked what I was looking for, I had no idea what to say beyond, “a really cool bike.” I didn’t know where to start, so I told them I just wanted something for riding around the neighborhood. Even then, I discovered there were options.

The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) lists the general types of bikes you can find at most stores here. You probably know the difference between a mountain bike and a cruiser (pictured above), but there are a few types in between. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Mountain bikes: Rugged and meant for off-road use, but you can use them on pavement, too.
  • Road bikes: Meant for pavement use, like riding around in the city. Built for speed.
  • Hybrid bikes: A cross between mountain and road bikes. Not as fast as road bikes, and not as rugged as mountain bikes, but good for commuting.
  • Cruisers: Casual bike for, you know, cruising. The kind of bikes you see people ride around boardwalks near the beach.

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This infographic also does an excellent job of breaking down the different bike types for beginners. Of course, there are all sorts of additional, specific types of bikes: tandem bikes, BMX bikes, fixed-gear bikes. But for us beginners, these four are a good place to start. I wanted a good transportation bike, but maybe even one I could take on nearby trails, so the salesman suggested a hybrid.

Calculate how much you want to spend

It goes without saying that bikes can be expensive. Those prices range quite a bit, though, from a hundred bucks to several thousand depending on what you buy. Ebicycles.com says beginners can expect to at least spend a few hundred bucks, and CostHelper breaks down the price points (emphasis ours🙂

  • The low range is $80 to $300. Usually these basic metal frames are just functional, though often still stylish. Target sells low-range models by numerous brands, including Huffy and Forge.
  • Mid-range bikes cost $300 to $1,000. These aluminum or lighter metal bikes are the best bet for everyday riders because their higher-quality wheels, chains and pedals increase their durability.
  • High-end bikes cost $1,000 and higher. These models are usually made of the lightest metals, including carbon and titanium, and are designed for more rigorous, everyday use or light competition. Riders can build their own model in a store or online
Apr
3

China Transportation, Transportation System In China

What Kind of Transportation You Can Get in China?

The transportation system in China has improved dramatically since 1949. Nowadays, China has a comprehensive transportation network of airports, trains, highways, subways, ports, and waterways. Among these, high-speed rail lines, highways, and many new subways, have perhaps improved the daily lives of local people most dramatically.

This article introduces basic transportation by air, rail, highway, waterway, and urban transport in China.

Air

Airlines in China offer safe and comfortable service for travelers. Presently, there are about 1,279 air routes. Among them, 1,035 are domestic, including the routes to Hong Kong and Macau, and 244 are international. Most airlines and airports provide world-class services and facilities. They are all under the charge of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).

More information about China air travel

The most popular airports are in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Apart from Hong Kong and Macau, there are over 200 airports in mainland China, connecting more than 100 internal cities and 80 foreign cities.

The following are the major reliable airlines in China:

  • Air China Limited
  • Eastern Airlines
  • Southern Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Shandong Airlines
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • Xiamen Airlines

Beijing Airport

Air Travel Tips

Visa-Free Access

72-hour/144-hour visa-free access policy is available in China’s major cities. It is beneficial for foreign travelers who just want to visit one of those cities in a short time. The cities with visa-free access are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guilin, Xi’an, Kunming, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Wuhan, Tianjin, Harbin, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, and Changsha.

See more details at China Visa.

Free Luggage Allowance in Chinese Airlines:

40 kg for a first-class ticket;
30 kg for a business-class ticket;
20 kg for an economy-class ticket;
Children who pay 10% of the adult fare have no free luggage allowance.

Airport Fee

An airport fee shall be collected for the development of airports. In China, CNY90 (US$13) airport fee is for an international flight, and CNY50 (US$7.3) airport fee is for a domestic flight. Passengers with the following conditions are exempt from paying the fee: Passengers holding diplomatic passports; transit passengers who stop over for less than 24 hours; children under the age of 12.

Rail

The train is one of the main means of transportation in China and the national rail network is one of the biggest of the world. The total mileage of railways open to traffic in China amounts to 124 thousand kilometers. The number of passengers transported by train has reached 2.5 billion. Chinese railway service boasts domestic and international operations.

The Chinese railway network is 124,000 kilometers long in total, of which 22,000 km belong to high speed railways. These railways cover almost every place in China, even remote mountainous areas, plateaus, and the seaside.

Recommended China train travel line

There are the following international railway routes:
Beijing-Ulan Bator-Moscow;
Beijing-Manzhouli-Moscow;
Beijing-Pyongyang;
Urumqi-Alma Ata;
Harbin-Ulan Bator;
Beijing-Hanoi;
Nanning-Hanoi;
Beijing-Ulan Bator.

The domestic service divides into 5 main categories: high-speed trains, fast trains, tourist trains, express 

Apr
3

Automotive Steering Motor Market 2019-2023 | Use of EPS in Modern Vehicles to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the automotive steering motor market and it is poised to grow by USD 2.06 billion during 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of almost 9% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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The market is concentrated, and the degree of concentration will accelerate during the forecast period. Bosch, Brose Fahrzeugteile, DENSO, Johnson Electric, MAHLE, and SKF are some of the major market participants. The use of EPS in modern vehicles will offer immense growth opportunities. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments.

Use of EPS in modern vehicles has been instrumental in driving the growth of the market.

Automotive Steering Motor Market 2019-2023: Segmentation

Automotive Steering Motor Market is segmented as below:

  • Type
    • Electric Power Steering
    • Electro-hydraulic Power Steering
  • Application
    • Passenger Car
    • Commercial Vehicle
  • Geographic Landscape

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Automotive Steering Motor Market 2019-2023: Scope

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. Our automotive steering motor market report covers the following areas:

  • Automotive Steering Motor Market Size
  • Automotive Steering Motor Market Trends
  • Automotive Steering Motor Market Industry Analysis

This study identifies increasing penetration of steer-by-wire technology as one of the prime reasons driving the automotive steering motor market growth during the next few years.

Automotive Steering Motor Market 2019-2023: Vendor Analysis

We provide a detailed analysis of vendors operating in the automotive steering motor market, including some of the vendors such as Bosch, Brose Fahrzeugteile, DENSO, Johnson Electric, MAHLE, and SKF. Backed with competitive intelligence and benchmarking, our research reports on the automotive steering motor market are designed to provide entry support, customer profile and M&As as well as go-to-market strategy support.

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Automotive Steering Motor Market 2019-2023 : Key Highlights

  • CAGR of the market during the forecast period 2019-2023
  • Detailed information on factors that will assist automotive steering motor market growth during the next five years
  • Estimation of the automotive steering motor market size and its contribution to the parent market
  • Predictions on upcoming trends and changes in consumer behavior
  • The growth of the automotive steering motor market
  • Analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and detailed information on vendors
  • Comprehensive details of factors that will challenge the growth of automotive steering motor market vendors

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PART 01: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PART 02: SCOPE OF THE REPORT

  • 2.1 Preface
  • 2.2 Preface
  • 2.3 Currency conversion rates for US$

PART 03: MARKET LANDSCAPE

  • Market ecosystem
Apr
3

How to Ride a Bicycle (with Pictures)

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To learn to ride a bicycle, first find a flat, open area that’s far from traffic. Put on a helmet in case you fall, and consider wearing knee and elbow pads when you’re first learning. Place your bike on a flat surface, and adjust the seat so both of your feet can touch the ground while you’re seated. Before you try riding your bike, walk next to it and practice pressing on the brakes until you get a feel for how they work. Then, sit on your bike, place one foot on one of the pedals, and place your other foot on the ground. When you’re ready, push off with your foot that’s on the ground, and see how long you can glide on your bike without pedaling. Keep your eyes forward and look toward where you want to go, which will help you balance. If you feel yourself starting to tip, place your foot back on the ground to catch yourself. Keep doing this until you’re comfortable balancing on your bike. Then, do the same thing again, but this time start pedaling with your feet. Continue pedaling and steering in the direction you want to go. The faster you pedal, the easier it will be to balance. If you need to come to a stop, stop pedaling and press down on the brakes. Consider asking a friend to spot you as you practice pedaling farther distances! Keep reading to learn how to ride your bike on a slope!

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