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09/17/2020 | NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM, Honors Immediate Past President Bryan Flansburg, CAFM

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the presentation of its Distinguished Service Award for 2020 to Immediate Past President Bryan Flansburg, CAFM. Flansburg is Location Manager for First Student in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The honor was announced by NAFA’s President Patti Earley, CAFM, Friday afternoon, September 17, during the Virtual I&E.

09/15/2020 | NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM, Honors 100 Best Fleets Founder During Virtual I&E

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the presentation of its Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for 2020 to Tom Johnson, founder of the 100 Best Fleets program. The honor was announced by NAFA’s President Patti Earley, CAFM, shortly after the conclusion of the Winners Circle Panel presentation on Tuesday morning, September 15, during the Virtual I&E.

09/13/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - September 2020 - Three-Peat for the Manheim Index as Used Vehicle Values Set Record for Third Straight Month

Manheim Market Report (MMR) prices improved at a decelerating pace over the four full weeks of August, resulting in a 1.6% cumulative increase on the Three-Year-Old Index. In the last full week of August, the Three-Year-Old Index declined 0.1%, ending the streak of 16 weeks of price appreciation.

09/01/2020 | Leadership Panel on The State of the Fleet Industry Takes Place at NAFA's Virtual I&E

The insightful State of the Fleet Industry presentation features Patti Earley, CAFM, President, NAFA Fleet Management Association; Katie Keeton, President, Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA); and Steve Carey, President, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry. The session taking place Thursday, September 17, provides a clear, unified overview of where fleet is right now, what is likely to dominate the industry's efforts in the near future and down the line, and most importantly, how this information can benefit and prepare fleets around the globe for what comes next.

08/11/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - August 2020 - Used Vehicle Values Set New Record for Second Straight Month

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 5.84% month-over-month in July. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 158.0, a 12.5% increase from a year ago and a record high for the Index. Manheim Market Report (MMR) prices improved over the four full weeks of July, resulting in a 4.9% cumulative increase on the Three-Year-Old Index. MMR Retention, which is the average difference in price relative to current MMR, was greater than 100% every day but one in July and averaged 102.5% for the month.

07/21/2020 | FCC: Use Your Authority to Improve Safety on U.S. Roads and Prevent Needless Tragedies

Critical to the expanded use of V2X technologies is continued availability of dedicated space on the 5.9 GHz band --the communication spectrum which is reserved for transportation communications. Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to give away this spectrum. NAFA Fleet Management Association’s membership believes there is enormous potential for this technology to save the lives of fleet drivers and the public.

07/15/2020 | NAFA's 2020 Institute & Expo Virtual Conference Opens Registration

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces registration is now open for the 2020 Institute & Expo (I&E) Virtual Conference, September 14-17. Register now.

07/08/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - July 2020 - Record-Setting Rebound in Wholesale Prices

Manheim Market Report (MMR) prices improved over the four full weeks of June, resulting in a 7.1% cumulative increase on the Three-Year-Old Index. MMR Retention, which is the average difference in price relative to current MMR, was greater than 100% every day in June and averaged 102.4% for the month. The MMR Retention trend reflected that vehicles were selling above current MMR values and was a continuation of the price trends in May and a reversal of what happened in late March and April.
 

07/07/2020 | Time To Update Your NAFA Member Information!

When you update your NAFA Member information, NAFA can bring you the timely information and communication relevant specifically to YOUR fleet experience! Take time today to log into your NAFA account, update your NAFA Member information, and customize your NAFA experience!

06/30/2020 | NAFA Announces 2020 Institute & Expo Is Going Virtual

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces its 2020 Institute & Expo will be delivered as a premium interactive virtual experience, presented online from September 14-17. Mindful of the continuing uncertainty about live events and travel restrictions among member companies, NAFA pivoted from an in-person event in Indianapolis in September to an online model ensuring that everyone can benefit from access to the essential tools and resources that I&E is so well known for.  

06/29/2020 | NAFA Member Bereavement Announcement

 
It is with great respect and sadness that we inform you that Milton Reid, former president of NAFA passed away on June 24, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida due to complications from cancer. He was 77. Milton was a former president of NAFA from 2003 to 2005. Milton had an illustrious career, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Mechanical Engineering and a building a career at General Electric Company in Erie, PA; Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI; ALCOA in Jamaica; Occidental Chemicals in White Springs, FL and the City of Gainesville, FL where he retired as the General Services Director in 2013. Milton served as the Chair of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) and served in numerous capacities with the North Central Florida chapter of the United Way and the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida.
 

06/10/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - June 2020 - Strong Rebound in Wholesale Prices After Historic Fall in April

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 8.96% month-over-month in May. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 137.0, a 1.9% decrease from a year ago. Manheim Market Report (MMR) prices improved over the last four weeks resulting in a 5.1% cumulative increase on the Three-Year-Old Index. MMR Retention, which is the average difference in price relative to current MMR, was greater than 100% in all but three days in May and averaged 101.7% for the month. The MMR Retention trend reflected that vehicles were selling above current MMR values and was a clear reversal of what happened in late March and April.

06/02/2020 | NAFA Announces Opening of Nominations Process for 2021 Board of Directors

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces it is seeking candidates for its 2021 Board of Directors. The process began June 1, 2020 and concludes Thursday, October 1, 2020. To be considered, nominees must complete a Candidate Consideration Form, available online at  http://www.nafa.org/BoardCandidate

05/27/2020 | The Critical (and Often Overlooked) Items Included in Top Fleet Policies

Do not miss out on today's webinar, filled with valuable insights to help you right now. "The Critical (and Often Overlooked) Items Included in Top Fleet Policies" takes place TODAY @ 12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Register now by clicking HERE.

05/14/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - May 2020 - Wholesale Prices See Historic Fall in April

Declines in Manheim Market Report (MMR) prices accelerated over the last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April but then started to decelerate over the final two weeks of April. April saw a decline of about 10% in the Three-Year-Old Index. Given the unprecedented downturn in sales and market disruption that the industry experienced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the declines initially observed in MMR values at the vehicle level and at all aggregation levels did not fully reflect the declines occurring in the relatively limited number of sales transactions taking place.

04/30/2020 | NAFA Announces Bill Schankel, CAE, as New Chief Executive Officer

NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces Bill Schankel, CAE, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Schankel has served as NAFA’s Interim CEO since August 2019. He joined the organization in September 2017 as NAFA’s Chief of Staff & Operations. The selection of Schankel caps an extensive search process facilitated by JDG Associates, a nationwide executive search firm which specializes in placing association executives who will achieve immediate and long-term goals. The process started a large initial prospect pool which was narrowed by stages to a group who interviewed with NAFA’s Executive Search Committee, and then to a final round who met with Board of Directors’ leadership.

04/14/2020 | NTEA, AFLA, and NAFA Partner to Support the Commercial Vehicle Industry during the Coronavirus Pandemic

In a time of uncertainty, knowing where to turn for support and insight is critical. NTEA, AFLA and NAFA take that responsibility very seriously, which is why your association partners are working together to help your business, while you keep the world moving forward. The three organizations believe an informed community will help the industry emerge stronger after the pandemic, and this collaboration reflects the commercial vehicle industries spirit of community and cooperation. We recognize the importance of shared, accessible resources to promote positive outcomes for all our combined stakeholders who play an essential and pivotal role in their communities and for our nation.

04/08/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - April 2020 - Spring Bounce Ends Early This Year Due to COVID-19

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) decreased 1.10% month-over-month in March. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 141.9, a 4.4% increase from a year ago. Given the unprecedented downturn in sales and market disruption that the industry is experiencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decline we have observed thus far in Manheim Market Report values at the vehicle level and at all aggregation levels does not fully reflect the declines occurring in the relatively limited number of sales transactions taking place.

04/08/2020 | Announcing the 100 Best Fleets!

On April 7, 100 Best Fleets Founder Tom C. Johnson announced his rankings for 2020’s top fleets. Great news for NAFA members! The 100 Best Fleets’ number-1 position is tied between two organizations led by NAFA Members.
 
  • County of San Luis Obispo, CA - Rocky Buoy, Fleet Manager
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, FL - Jeffrey Hawthorne, CAFM, Fleet Manager

03/30/2020 | Register Now for Annual Business Meeting webinar with NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM

Attend the Annual Business Meeting webinar with NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM, this Wednesday, April 1, 12:00-1:00pm Eastern. Register now at  https://www.nafa.org/Events-Education/Events/Webinars/Annual-Business-Meeting-(Webinar).aspx?viewmode=0

03/17/2020 | NAFA Announces New Dates for Institute & Expo

NAFA members’ safety is important to us. Due to the escalation of severity with COVID-19 and the new Federal Government recommendations and CDC guidelines, NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Board of Directors met last week and agreed to postpone the NAFA 2020 Institute & Expo until September 18-20, 2020.

03/16/2020 | Preparing for Natural Disasters in Uncertain Times

Fleet professionals today face an assortment of natural disasters, both external––such as tornadoes and floods, and internal––such as viruses and mass shootings. Worst-case scenarios are quickly becoming commonplace––from earthquakes, fires, floods, and tornadoes, to viruses such as COVID-19 that panic consumers and disrupt the national supply chain. The bottom line? Modern fleet professionals operate under extreme and unpredictable conditions, and they require actionable disaster plans to mitigate the impact of each of the most devastating natural events. 

03/16/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - March 2020

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 1.35% month-over-month in February. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 143.5, a 6.2% increase from a year ago and a record high for the Index. After a normal and steady trend in weekly Manheim Market Report (MMR) prices in January, February saw prices rise as the month ended. Three-year-old vehicle values in aggregate were up 1.1% for the month. Both non-luxury and luxury vehicles saw similar gains. This February’s performance was notably stronger than last year, as prices relative to the beginning of the year are up 0.9% when they were down 1.9% at this point last year.

03/10/2020 | Winners Announced for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs)

NAFA, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the winners for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), the top honors in the fleet and mobility industry.

03/03/2020 | Finalists Announced for NAFA’s Fleet Excellence Awards, Honoring High-Performance Fleet Professionals

NAFA announces the finalists for NAFA’s 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), the top honors in the fleet and mobility industry. Winners will be announced in March, and will be recognized and take part in a panel presentation on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E) in the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN.

02/25/2020 | Learn More About I&E Keynote Speaker Kevin Brown on Being Your Best When It Matters the Most

Kevin Brown’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and life requires anything but conventional thinking. Gain from his inspirational message at the Opening Keynote Luncheon, April 6, at NAFA’s 2020 Institute & Expo. This year’s I&E takes place in Indianapolis and you won’t want to miss it. Learn more and register now!

02/25/2020 | I&E Closing Keynote Will Bowen on Creating a Complaint-Free Environment

Executives, employees, and staff deal with hundreds of complaints daily from both complaining customers and complaining coworkers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could be the change-agent that cuts through the perpetual complaints department? Closing Keynote Speaker Will Bowen will deliver to 2020 Institute & Expo attendees the strategies to do just that.

02/25/2020 | Did You Miss NAFA President Patti Earley’s Recent Webinar?

The members-only webinar, "NAFA - Today and Tomorrow," revealed NAFA’s plans for 2020; what’s new in your NAFA world, and why; plus, the Association's ongoing strategic initiatives. Get up to speed with what’s coming up next for your association with this webinar!

02/25/2020 | Benchmarking to a Safer Tomorrow with NETS at I&E

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) will discuss its annual report at NAFA's Institute & Expo, looking at crash metrics to determine how individual companies compare in terms of crash, injury, and fatality frequencies.

02/24/2020 | The Big 3 at NAFA's I&E: The OEM Panel Returns to the Main Stage

NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces the return of the well-received OEM Panel presentation at NAFA’s 2020 Institute and Expo, April 6-8, Indianapolis, Indiana. This presentation, taking place on Wednesday morning, April 8, will feature Frank Dankovich, Director of Fleet Sales at Chrysler Group; Edward Peper, Jr., U.S. Vice-President at General Motors Fleet; and John Ruppert, General Manager - Commercial Vehicle Sales & Marketing at Ford Motor Company.

02/24/2020 | Networking is Necessary for Success, and NAFA's I&E is Fleet’s Premier Networking Event

NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces an impressive roster of networking opportunities at NAFA’s 2020 Institute and Expo, April 6-8, Indianapolis, Indiana. NAFA’s I&E is the premier annual fleet event for networking, and is the industry go-to when it comes to getting connected with industry leaders, colleagues, and peers. Combining vital, next-gen education with the biggest networking agenda in the fleet/mobility sector, NAFA’s I&E provides the tools for 360-degree professional success.

02/19/2020 | CAFM Live at NAFA's I&E: Educational Live Event Raises the Industry Standard

NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces CAFM Live, a certification-focused in-person educational event designed to lead to professional success and advancement. CAFM Live is a three-day learning program for advanced fleet education that covers all certification modules and prepares attendees for CAFM exams -- presented in conjunction with the 2020 NAFA Institute and Expo, April 5-9, Indianapolis, Indiana. CAFM-certified professionals earn up to 27% more income across their fleet careers, based on Monster.com Certification Report, 2018.

02/18/2020 | Leading by Example

Leadership has become more complex in a high-tech industry such as fleet management. This is particularly true for managing today’s ambitious next-gen employees. They come to the workplace with a different set of values. Monetary reward is driven by being recognized for making meaningful contributions and, on a larger scale, trying to improve the world. They look to their managers as role models and want to learn from them how to become effective leaders.

02/18/2020 | Fleet Employees Respect Leadership with Experience in the Trenches

No matter what a fleet manager’s pedigree, employees reserve their respect for supervisors who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and work alongside them when necessary. While it’s true that communication is one of a fleet manager’s primary functions, it’s easy for fleet managers in high-stakes fields — such as those managing ambulance response teams or police or fire engine dispatch — to lose sight of one of the key principles of employee retention during high-octane day-to-day work of doing their job.

02/18/2020 | Fleet Employees Respect Leadership with Experience in the Trenches

No matter what a fleet manager’s pedigree, employees reserve their respect for supervisors who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and work alongside them when necessary. While it’s true that communication is one of a fleet manager’s primary functions, it’s easy for fleet managers in high-stakes fields — such as those managing ambulance response teams or police or fire engine dispatch — to lose sight of one of the key principles of employee retention during high-octane day-to-day work of doing their job.

02/18/2020 | The Next Gen Wants a Seat at Your Table: Try Reverse Mentoring

The key factor that divides generations is familiarity with new digital technology. Unlike older generations, millennials and Gen Z are digital natives who understand technology intuitively. Business Leader predicts that this year the workforce will be composed primarily of Gen X (35%) and millennials (35%), with Boomers making up only 6% of the overall workforce. So what can you do if you as a fleet manager find yourself lost in cyberspace and your younger employees are light-years ahead of you technology-wise?

02/18/2020 | The Truce: Fleet and Procurement in Partnership

Change is baked into the DNA of smart business practices. In the spirit of letting go, the once-tense relationship between key operational departments has finally thawed in the past three years, but this change has not yet spread across the industry. What are forward-thinking fleet managers doing to break down barriers between fleet and procurement? It wasn’t all that long ago that fears of procurement departments making fleet management obsolete were very real and very destabilizing. But things change, and in many organizations, the category management working model redefined procurement to ensure it is more collaborative.

02/11/2020 | NAFA Fleet Excellence Awards Submissions Close with Strong Showing from Nominees

NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces the nominations process for the 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXY) is now closed, with one of the strongest groups of potential finalists the program has seen in five years. FLEXYs are a well-respected fleet management industry award and a valuable opportunity to reward innovation and solutions that yield strong results.

02/10/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - February 2020

Wholesale Prices Start Year Strong in Stabilizing Environment
by Jonathan Smoke
Cox Automotive

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 0.39% month-over-month in January. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 141.6, a 4.6% increase from a year ago, setting a record high for the Index.
 
Following a normalizing trend in weekly Manheim Market Report (MMR) prices at the end of 2019, January saw steady prices as expected. Three-year-old vehicle values in aggregate were down 0.2% for the month. Non-luxury vehicles in aggregate saw no decline, while luxury vehicles in aggregate saw a decline of 0.7% for the month, which is in line with historical performance. This January’s normal trend for prices was a marked improvement over last year’s declines.

02/07/2020 | FLEXY nominations END TONIGHT, with no extensions planned.

Be a part of the FLEXYs today with your winning submission. https://www.nafainstitute.org/About-IE/FLEXYAwards.aspx
This form closes tonight, February 7, so don't pass on your last chance to be in the running for the 2020 FLEXY Awards.

NAFA Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXY) are prestigious peer awards…and they matter. FLEXY winners are innovators and problem solvers and winning a FLEXY brings great recognition to your organization. Nominees are not required to be Members of NAFA Fleet Management Association and are not required to have a CAFM® certification. Submitting is quick and easy and there is no cost for submissions.
 

02/04/2020 | The Value of Lifelong Learning

Katherine Vigneau, CAFM, NAFA's Director of Professional Development:  Until I joined NAFA in 1999, I was a career Army Officer with fifteen years of Logistics experience and had no plans to specialize in fleet. Around this time, I was promoted to Major and given the responsibility of overseeing our national fleet program. Feeling that my training and experience to date were not up to the task, I took the Certified Automotive Management Program (CAFM®) program in 2000, and the rest is history.

01/30/2020 | NAFA CEO Search

NAFA has engaged the services of JDG Associates to perform a nationwide search for the open NAFA CEO position. 
For details on the search, visit this page: https://jdgsearch.com/active-searches/
 

01/22/2020 | NAFA Fleet Excellence Awards Nominations to Close February 7

Prestigious results-based award brings recognition to fleets that succeed through innovation and unique solutions. The nominations process for the 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXY) will close on February 7. FLEXYs are a well-respected fleet management industry award and a valuable opportunity to reward innovation and solutions that yield strong results. The submissions form is at www.nafainstitute.org.

01/20/2020 | Managing Change In Fleet’s Evolution

Technology implementations can strike fear in the hearts of employees, but an empathetic strategy can help them feel part of the process.

01/20/2020 | Autonomous Technology Is Shaping the Future

AI, machine learning — anticipating the right emerging technologies to solve your mobility problems can create some major strategic headaches.

01/20/2020 | Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Mobility

For generations, autonomous vehicles have been the de facto mode of transportation for the future. Now, the future of travel is decidedly pointing to autonomous services, yet there is still much debate on how the future of mobility and mass transportation will evolve and in what timeframe.

01/20/2020 | In Memoriam: NAFA's 11th President A.J. "Al" Cavalli (1923-2020)

In mid-January, NAFA received word that Association Past President A.J. "Al" Cavalli passed away. He served in that position from 1969 to 1971. Starting with NAFA Fleet Management Association in 1958 -- before it formally existed -- Cavalli was a member of its progenitor organization, the Round Table Group. That collective of only 20 individuals met to discuss fleet issues and concerns of the day. Responding to attitudes at the time that regulatory bodies and automakers did not respect the needs and opinions of fleet professionals, the founders of NAFA signed the articles of incorporation soon after.

01/20/2020 | U.S. Legislative Issues - January 2020

Topics include:
  • IRS Issues Guidance on How to Claim Reinstated Fuel Tax Credits
  • House Committee Moves Sustainability Focused Bills Forward
  • NAFA Comments on Senate Data Privacy Proposals
  • Clean Economy by 2050 Legislative Framework Circulated by House Members
  • EPA Announces Rulemaking on Heavy-Duty Truck Emissions
  • DOT Publishes AV 4.0 Guidance

01/17/2020 | U.S. Legislative Issues - January 2020

On January 9, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Energy Subcommittee held a markup to pass several bills, which will now go to the full committee for consideration. Among the bills, three were of note for NAFA: the Clean Commute for Kids Act, the New Opportunities to Expand Healthy Air Using Sustainable Transportation (NO EXHAUST) Act, and reauthorization of the Energy Department’s Clean Cities Coalition Program.

01/15/2020 | Five Things Every Driver Should Know About Animals in the Roads

According to State Farm Insurance, the odds of a driver hitting a deer or other animals are 1 in 116. The company estimates that U.S. motorists made more than 1.9 million animal collision claims from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. Is your fleet actively planning to beat those odds?

01/14/2020 | Jonathan Smoke's Remarketing Strategy - January 2020

Wholesale Prices Rebound to End the Year​
by Jonathan Smoke
Cox Automotive
 

Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 1.54% month-over-month in December. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 141.1, a 2.5% increase from a year ago.

Following a normalizing trend in weekly Manheim Market Report (MMR) prices at the end of November, December saw stability and even gains in many segments. Three-year-old vehicle values in aggregate were up 0.1% for the month. As a result of the stabilization at year-end, prices in aggregate ended 2019 at a historically more normal level of 90% relative to the value at the beginning of the year but well below the performance experienced in either of the last two years.

01/14/2020 | Canadian Legislative Issues - January 2020

The federal carbon tax came into effect in Alberta earlier this month. However, the government of Alberta continues to fight the constitutionality of the policy. The tax, which comes in at $20 per ton, but will increase to $30 in April, replaces the carbon tax that had been put in place by the previous Albertan government in 2017. It was subsequently repealed in June 2019 when a new conservative government was elected. The federal Liberals vowed to impose a federal tax on provinces that do not develop their own carbon tax system and have already done so in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, and New Brunswick.

01/02/2020 | NAFA Weighs in on Data Ownership and Privacy

NAFA is one of 26 members of the U.S. Vehicle Data Coalition, which delivered a letter of intent to Sens. Maria Cantwell and Roger Wicker and Reps. Frank Pallone and Greg Walden on Aug. 23, 2019. The Association supports fleet ownership of data. The letter can be viewed at https://takingthehill.com/wp-content/uploads/final-coalitioncomments-for-av-bill-feedback-8-23-19.pdf.

01/02/2020 | 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards Are Open For Nominations

Enter NAFA’S 2020 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs) and be recognized for excellence in mobility management. Join other prestigious organizations as an industry leader. FLEXYs are peer validation for innovation and best practices supported by impressive results. Winners will be honored at NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo in Indianapolis in March. Nomination forms with complete details are available at www.nafainstitute.org.

01/02/2020 | Get Smart! Enroll in NAFA’s CAFM LIVE at the 2020 Institute & Expo

Want to up your game and better master your profession? Attend CAFM® LIVE, NAFA’s five-day education program, April 5-9, in Indianapolis. You’ll study and network with fellow dedicated professionals. You’ll learn from well-respected subject experts. You’ll have fun in a collaborative, supportive community designed for optimal learning. Are you ready to raise your personal expertise bar? Register now to attend CAFM LIVE at www.nafa.org/CAFMLIVE.

01/02/2020 | Data Ownership and Privacy: A Behind-the-Scenes Look for NAFA Members

WHY THIS REPORT MATTERS TO FLEET MANAGERS:

  • A lack of ownership of or access to the data that fleet vehicles generate is viewed as directly detrimental to secure operations.
  • Owners are concerned about the collection of their personal data and privacy rights.
  • The "Internet of Things" opens the potential for data misappropriation without user permission.
  • Automakers’ stake in controlling data has an estimated value of $750 billion by 2030.

01/02/2020 | Six Issues for 2020

We asked two NAFA Board of Directors Members to weigh in on the key issues affecting their work. What we found are the following game-changing advances and gradual iterations in technology that fleet managers are facing in 2020:

  1. Telematics
  2. Electronic logging of vehicle usage
  3. Data for preventive vehicle maintenance
  4. Autonomous vehicles
  5. Electrification of fleets
  6. Emissions standards compliance