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January 10, 2023
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There are certain phrases that have become part of our regular language that we don’t often think about in terms of origin or perhaps intent. I can remember a time before “got thrown under the bus” was the catch phrase for being blamed for something unjustly. I find it challenging. It allows a person to feel aggrieved without any self-reflection or acceptance of some responsibility they may have for a situation that went awry.

Until the movie came out in 1993, nobody ascribed any special meaning to Groundhog Day aside from waiting on Punxsutawney Phil to pop out and determine when the weather would begin to warm. Now, Groundhog Day has become synonymous with doing the same thing over and over without gaining insight or knowledge. Starting from scratch each time. Recently, my wife decided that she would not schedule work on Fridays so she could spend time in the morning luxuriating with our dog, meeting friends and colleagues for lunch, and creating space for just thinking and generating ideas.
How 92-Vehicle HVAC fleet is streamlining operations with a smarter fuel card
K-Dimensional Holdings Inc. / CoastPay®
Texas-based Gillette Air Conditioning struggled with inefficiencies caused by an old station-specific fuel card that was hard to manage and use. Switching to Coast fuel cards allowed them to streamline fleet ops and improve card security across a fleet of 90+ vehicles. Watch to find out how.

Industry Update
Supply chain chaos and an impending recession are among builders’ top concerns in 2023, according to a new survey.
In the historic proposal, the Federal Trade Commission said noncompetes harm competition, suppress labor mobility and reduce wages even for those not bound by the agreements.
Construction Dive is seeking nominations through Feb. 10 to highlight the industry’s leading women in all sectors.
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