Insight on Business

April 2013

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circumstances ��� like a deer crossing the road, or someone opening a car door.��� The training also gives drivers experience with inclement weather, traffic and mountain driving in an energy-efficient way. Other efforts cited by Lamers in its application for the award include: �� Purchasing six hybrid school buses at a cost of $75,000 per bus more than a new low-sulfur clean diesel bus. �� Using timers on engine block heaters in winter for school buses to minimize energy use. �� Outfitting new school buses with ���federal engine emissions packages��� that significantly reduce bus emissions. This actually makes the bus an air cleaner; the exhaust that comes out of the bus is cleaner than the air that is taken into the engine. �� Equipping motor coaches with a sleeper bunk for the relief driver, which reduces the amount of fuel and ���We have an anti-idle policy, and ask our drivers to turn off the engines whenever they can. We get an alert if a vehicle idles for more than 10 minutes.��� ���Ed S honing, Lamers direc tor of safet y number of vehicles needed to get relief drivers to appropriate locations. �� Using recycled steel for new building construction, thus reducing mining waste, air pollution and water pollution. ���We also strive to find ways to introduce new or expanded services that will reduce the number of vehicles on the road,��� says Eric Stadler, Lamers��� charter sales consultant. The company introduced Game Day Shuttles during last fall���s Packers season from several points in Green Bay and Milwaukee, and will expand that to the Fox Cities and Central Wisconsin for the next season. Lamers also operates four daily inter-city bus routes serving Green Bay, Madison, Wausau, Milwaukee and Dubuque, and has established Campus Connect, which serves college students traveling between Green Bay, the Fox Cities, Oshkosh and Madison. ���We are pleased to have honored this established, highly successful industry leader with the Green Highway Award,��� says MCI���s Ziska. ���The Lamers family and their employees have embraced the ���green��� movement, making it part of their daily routine.��� professionals ...where emerge as leaders. Thinking about getting your MBA? Learn about UW Oshkosh���s accredited part-time Professional MBA and Saturday Executive MBA at an information session near you. April 24 - Green Bay, UW Oshkosh Graduate Education Center April 30 - Oshkosh, UW Oshkosh Sage Hall Each session will begin at 6 p.m. To register for an info session, visit or call (920) 424-3199 or toll-free (800) 633-1430. Holly Brenner, BBA ���98, MBA ���09 Director of Marketing & Business Development Agnesian HealthCare, Fond du Lac w w w. i n s i g h t o n b u s i n e s s . c o m A p r i l 2 013 ��� Insight | 43

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