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NAFA Encourages Organizations To Drive Your Safety Culture Home

Drive Safely Work Week 2014 is focused on this all-important aspect of getting to and from work safety, as well as performing all work-related driving duties safely. DSWW is an annual safety campaign put forth by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). The campaign, which takes place October 6-10, 2014, contains numerous tips for businesses to use to remind their employees about important safety issues behind the wheel. NAFA Fleet Management Association and NAFA’s Safety Advisory Council are proud to help promote the annual campaign and recommend businesses download the free materials available at http://www.trafficsafety.org/drivesafelyworkweek for their employees. click here NAFA Encourages Organizations To Drive Your Safety Culture Home


NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Standard Program Passes Important Milestone

NAFA Fleet Management Association and CALSTART have reached a significant milestone in development of the Sustainable Fleet Standard Program tool, with the conclusion of first-wave beta testing and delivery of data from Charter Members. 40 Charter Member organizations have recognized the benefits of what a truly sustainable fleet can be, and are helping to create a solution that guides conscientious organizations to the process for replicating it. The resulting Sustainable Fleet Standard tool, tentatively projected to be released in the first quarter of 2015, will signify a revolutionary step in how fleets define and adhere to sustainable practices. click here NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Standard Program Passes Important Milestone


NAFA Thanks Corporate Sponsors For Contributions To 2014 International Fleet Academy

NAFA Fleet Management Association extended thanks to the generous sponsors who have partnered with the Association for the 2014 International Fleet Academy, November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. Their sponsorship helps fund the provisions that will make the IFA the premier networking opportunity of the fall season. click here NAFA Thanks Corporate Sponsors For Contributions To 2014 International Fleet Academy


NAFA Thanks Charter Member Organizations For Participation With Sustainable Fleet Standard Program Testing

“These Charter Member organizations have stepped up to help NAFA and CALSTART create and truly prove this tool,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Some of the most prestigious fleets in North America have seen the value of this program, how it can hone the practices and actions required to be a sustainable fleet, and have said, ‘Yes, we must be an integral part of this process.’ NAFA wanted to take the opportunity to recognize them and their commitment. They exemplify the innovative spirit and excellence within the fleet profession.” click here NAFA Thanks Charter Member Organizations For Participation With Sustainable Fleet Standard Program Testing


NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Focuses On The Complexities Of Modern Global Fleet

International fleets are complicated and challenging. In most cases the work is done by remote, and fleet managers with global fleet duties require specialized knowledge, continual updates on events and happenings in their regions of assignment, and sensitivity to cultures that are not immediately present before them. To do the job well, one needs to take the next step and gain training and experience that is valuable to domestic fleets but absolutely critical to international fleets. NAFA is offering early-bird pricing until September 30. click here NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Focuses On The Complexities Of Modern Global Fleet


NAFA’s 4th Annual International Fleet Academy Focuses On Fleet Across The Globe

NAFA Fleet Management Association’s International Fleet Academy is scheduled for November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. The conference focuses on developing and implementing fleet policies across the globe. This three day conference is specifically designed to meet the needs of those who manage fleets outside of the United States and Canada. The IFA also offers global fleet managers an opportunity to engage with each other while sharing information on a peer-to-peer level. NAFA is offering early-bird pricing until September 30. click here NAFA’s 4th Annual International Fleet Academy Focuses On Fleet Across The Globe


NAFA’s CAFM Boot Camp In Philadelphia, PA To Be Last Boot Camp For 2014

On October 17-19, NAFA Fleet Management Association’s final CAFM Boot Camp for 2014 will take place. The event will convene at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, in Philadelphia, PA. NAFA’s CAFM Boot Camp provides a full three-day experience devoted to certification study where attendees can ask questions of the people who actually put the program together, NAFA’s Certification Board; engage in an interactive and informative discussion with others pursuing the program; and will have two testing opportunities for the price of one. click here NAFA’s CAFM Boot Camp In Philadelphia, PA To Be Last Boot Camp For 2014


NAFA’s IFA Plugs Into Global Policy Structure and Governance

NAFA’s International Fleet Academy (IFA), taking place November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL, is the fleet conference designed to clarify the differences, engage the attendee in how to make those differences work for and not against them, and to help them deliver their best. On Wednesday, November 5, Joe LaRosa, CPA, NAFA International Vice President and Director of Global Fleet Services, Merck & Co. presents the session “Global Policy Structure and Governance.” click here NAFA’s IFA Plugs Into Global Policy Structure and Governance


NAFA To Detail Sustainable Fleet Standard Program At 2014 AltCar Expo And Conference

On September 19, NAFA will anchor a full day of sessions at the 2014 AltCar Expo and Conference in Santa Monica, CA, featuring instruction and case studies in fuel management, a CAFM Boot Camp session devoted to the fuel management fleet discipline, and an in-depth look at NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Standard Program which is set to launch in 2015. This dive into the subjects of fuels and resources represents a natural partnership between NAFA’s commitment to fleet sustainability and the AltCar Expo and Conference. click here NAFA To Detail Sustainable Fleet Standard Program At 2014 AltCar Expo And Conference


NAFA Invites NHTSA and EPA to Tap Into Fleet Expertise for Development of Phase 2 of Greenhouse Gas Standards

On September 5, 2014, Phillip E. Russo, CAE, Chief Executive Officer for NAFA Fleet Management Association, sent a letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Honorable David J. Friedman, Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The letter was in regard to the national program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency from medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses, known as “Phase 2.” click here NAFA Invites NHTSA and EPA to Tap Into Fleet Expertise for Development of Phase 2 of Greenhouse Gas Standards


NAFA’s IFA Shows Global Fleet Managers Important Leasing And Funding Strategies

NAFA's International Fleet Academy (IFA), taking place November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL, is the fleet conference designed to cut through the confusion, address international fleet concerns and operations, and give international fleet managers the tools to be their best. On Thursday, November 6, Jeff Schlesinger, Managing Director for GE Commercial Finance, presents a session that is sure to help global fleet managers, new and experienced alike, "Global Funding Differences Using Finance Leases, Operating Leases, and Capital Allocation Strategies." click here NAFA’s IFA Shows Global Fleet Managers Important Leasing And Funding Strategies


NAFA IFA Speaker Kent Rathwell Updates Attendees on Canadian Sustainable Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Kent Rathwell, President and Founder of Canadian company Sun Country Highway, Ltd., will return to speak at NAFA’s 2014 International Fleet Academy, taking place November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. Rathwell’s presentation at the 2013 IFA, which outlined bold plans for Canada’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, made a strong impression on IFA attendees. He is expected to offer a progress update on Sun Country Highway’s efforts. click here NAFA IFA Speaker Kent Rathwell Updates Attendees on Canadian Sustainable Electric Vehicle Infrastructure


NAFA’s CAFM Boot Camp In Philadelphia, PA Generates Buzz

Throughout the fleet management profession, NAFA’s CAFM program is recognized as the industry standard. The certification symbolizes that the fleet manager is an expert in his or her field, the way a CPA is recognized in the accounting field. NAFA will be holding the CAFM Boot Camp October 17-19, 2014 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, in Philadelphia, PA. Special early-bird discounts for early registrants ends on Monday, September 15, after which standard pricing goes into effect. click here NAFA’s CAFM Boot Camp In Philadelphia, PA Generates Buzz


St. Louis Law Enforcement Fleet Professionals Manage Crisis For The Safety Of All

In times of great tragedy, law enforcement agencies are called upon to have emergency services available to all, and that can be a challenge when need is at its peak. “Everyone has been putting in twelve-hour days, and all the rec(reation) days and vacation days for officers have been suspended during this situation,” said Michele Ryan, CAFM, Supervisor of the Vehicle/Supply Unit for St. Louis County Police Department. “I get one rec day a week, and on mine I go in to do my normal work duties.” click here St. Louis Law Enforcement Fleet Professionals Manage Crisis For The Safety Of All


NAFA’s FLEETSolutions Magazine Delves Into The Dark Future Of Vehicle Technology

The future of vehicle technology looks very different from that of only ten years ago, thanks in part to the Internet. Equipment and software that know where vehicles are, what they are doing, and how fast they are going is revolutionizing the automotive industry, but the Internet-Of-Things is equally a playground for actors of bad intent. In the September/October issue of FLEETSolutions magazine, bowing in early-September, the article “Car Hacking – Preparing For The Future Now” goes in-depth with the subject that motor vehicles are now literal computers on wheels, and are open to the same cyber threats as PCs, tablets, or smartphones are. click here NAFA’s FLEETSolutions Magazine Delves Into The Dark Future Of Vehicle Technology


NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Tackles Global Taxation Issues

NAFA's International Fleet Academy (IFA) provides fleet professionals with global duties the trusted, intimate environment to discuss such subjects, as well as the information they need to take informed, proactive actions. The fourth annual IFA will take place November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. On Thursday, November 6, Bart Vanham, Partner, BVH&C Consulting, Namur, Belgium presents What You Need to Know about Fleet and Taxation around the Globe. click here NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Tackles Global Taxation Issues


NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Takes A Snapshot Of Our Global Future

NAFA’s International Fleet Academy (IFA) is the lens that provides fleet professionals with global duties both the micro and macro snapshot they need to take informed and proactive actions. The fourth annual International Fleet Academy will take place November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. This 3-day conference was designed specifically to meet the needs of those who manage fleets outside of the United States and Canada. click here NAFA’s International Fleet Academy Takes A Snapshot Of Our Global Future


NAFA States Congress Must Develop Long-Term Fix To Highway Trust Fund Issue

The U.S. Congress recently passed a short-term fix to provide funding for the Highway Trust Fund, but their work is not done yet, according to NAFA Fleet Management Association. “Congress must develop a long-term solution to this significant issue that has been plaguing the United States for more than a decade,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “We applaud Congress for taking action to provide a short-term patch, but they have once again kicked the can down the road and have not resolved the root issue.” NAFA will monitor this situation, and will continue to make the position of fleet professionals known to legislators until a satisfactory conclusion has been reached. click here NAFA States Congress Must Develop Long-Term Fix To Highway Trust Fund Issue


NAFA Offers CAFM Boot Camp In Philadelphia, PA

This fall, NAFA will be holding the CAFM Boot Camp October 17-19, 2014 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, in Philadelphia, PA. Throughout the fleet management profession, NAFA’s CAFM program is recognized as the industry standard. The certification symbolizes that the fleet manager is an expert in his or her field, the way a CPA is recognized in the accounting field. To earn the status of Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM), fleet professionals must demonstrate their expertise by passing a series of comprehensive examinations that cover eight disciplines of automotive fleet management. It’s not an easy certification to earn, but NAFA’s CAFM Boot Camp can help. click here NAFA Offers CAFM Boot Camp In Philadelphia, PA




 


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