ROCHESTER, Wis.-Government and utility automotive fleet managers project 19 percent of their newly acquired vehicles will run on alternative fuels by 1994, according to a survey by Runzheimer International's transportation division. The Rochester consulting firm said those fuels include ethanol (3 percent); propane (2 percent); methanol/M85 (1 percent); and electricity (less than 1 percent).
ASE certification now endorsed by all states
HERNDON, Va.-The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) evaluation process-which helps automotive training programs obtain National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification-has now been endorsed by all 50 states.
Connecticut and Rhode Island recently accepted NATEF, which evaluates and certifies auto, autobody and truck technician training programs at secondary and post-secondary schools.
An AUTO INC. magazine readership survey found that 65 percent of respondents use a computer for shop management, but only 42 percent use one for job estimating.