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Women and the Automotive Market

For the first time in history, there are more women licensed to drive than men.
women and the automotive market

  • Women control more than $13 trillion in personal wealth today, as compared to $6.5 trillion in 1995.
  • 50+ year old women are the healthiest, wealthiest and most active generation of women in our U.S. history.
  • Nearly 80% of women use the Internet for research before making a purchase.
  • Women buy 65% of all new tires (*based on a study conducted by Cooper Tires).
  • Women buy 65% of new car purchases.
  • Women buy 45% of light trucks and SUV purchases.

From “2013 Heel & Wheel event trends” article from the Houston Chronicle.

USPS Announces 5-Day Delivery

USPMG-Pat Donahoe

USPMG Pat Donahoe

Other countries such as Canada, Sweden and Australia have reduced their Saturday services with a positive impact.

The bold move raised immediate legal questions in Washington as some lawmakers claim that Congressional approval is required.  Earlier attempts to change the current law have been met with objections and delays from Congress driving the USPS to make the change on their own.

Washington’s mandate, imposed solely  on the USPS, to pay over $5 billion a year for health benefits to future retirees remains a central point of contention and a driving factor to make radical change.

The decision to end Saturday delivery may be ultimately blocked by an act of Congress however, the announcement moves postal overhaul legislation to the forefront.  We’ll keep you posted on the latest as it happens.