The NAFA Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization formed in 1976 to support the vehicle fleet industry, reached a milestone by raising more than $26,000 in just 10 days – headlined by Element Fleet Management’s $15,000 kick-off pledge.
After a disaster, the most important mission is getting people’s lives back to normal as quickly as possible. For most organizations, restoration of daily functions doesn’t happen without the fleet. While there may be some advanced warning with hurricanes, most disasters don’t give you notice before they strike. It is crucial to the success of your recovery efforts to have your emergency operations plans in place.
Fleet managers frequently lament that their contributions to their organizations go unnoticed. At best, their work appears invisible and effortless, due to processes running smoothly and drama-free. At worst, their counsel is disregarded in deference to advice from outside consultants, only to duplicate the fleet manager’s initial findings to upper management. Here are a few strategies that may help you and your fleet get noticed for all the right reasons
As a fleet manager, you spend hours developing and evaluating your preventive maintenance (PM) program to reduce maintenance costs and downtime. You balance the cost versus mileage based on usage and history. You may even run sophisticated schedules based on PM due dates. A successful PM program, however, is predicated on one key aspect: the vehicle has to make it to a shop. This important aspect is most often in the hands of drivers who have full-time jobs and taking time to have their vehicles serviced is an inconvenience. Here are some important steps in ensuring drivers take their vehicle in for their PM.
As a professional fleet manager, one of your responsibilities is ensuring that vehicle recalls are completed in a timely manner. It sounds simple, but you know managing recalls can be difficult and time-consuming. Here is some practical advice to assist you in managing recalls.
It is imperative that the fleet manager maintains a good relationship with the procurement department and vice-versa. This is a partnership, not a rivalry. This means that there are aspects of the fleet program that will primarily be the responsibility of the fleet manager and some aspects will be led by procurement, but when it is necessary, the two will come together with their expertise to achieve the best results.
After a long and illustrious career in fleet and as a valued NAFA member, Ray Breault announced in early 2018 his decision to step away from his duties with the company Fleet Response. It is the close of a career Breault called in his farewell statement, “a profession I’ve known and loved for 59 years.”
For those who still equate telematics with not much more than a “dot on the map,” there could be plenty more surprises coming. A new or upgraded solution may include unexpected costs for installation, hidden fees, and inconvenient vehicle downtime. As telematics solutions continue to grow in features and complexity, then, it’s as important as ever to pay attention, to ask questions, and to dig deep into contracts and plans.
With the rise of ridesharing apps, organizations may no longer own or lease the majority of vehicles they utilize. As burgeoning autonomous driving technology evolves, the term “driver” could one day be little more than a euphemism. The coming changes in transportation will be as transformational as the shift from horses to the combustion engine.
Each fleet segment has requirements that demand specialization, not only in the vehicles being utilized but how they are maintained, repaired, and in some cases resold to the public. When law enforcement fleet professionals determine the effectiveness of their work and equipment, their key performance indicators (KPIs) need to factor in another level of unique circumstances.
Conference Hosts Can’t-Miss Sessions Addressing Topics Straight from Today’s Headlines.
Partnership developed to combat cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents related to connected vehicles.
Trade Show News Network, the leading resource for the trade show, exhibition, and event industry, has named NAFA’s Institute and Expo (I&E) to its list of the 2017 Top U.S. Trade Shows.
The Fleet Excellence Awards (or FLEXY for short) shine a spotlight on those who have impacted fleet management in both the corporate and public fleet segments during the previous year. Three finalists were chosen for each of the seven categories. The FLEXY Awards nominations process was open to all fleet professionals throughout the United States and Canada, regardless of whether or not they were members of NAFA Fleet Management Association.
NAFA Fleet Management Association
(NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, is proud to announce the newest members of its Board of Directors. Recently elected to three-year terms were:
- Nancy Bean, CAFM®, City of Provo, Utah
- Richard Battersby, CAFM®, City of Oakland
- Michael Camnetar, CAFM®, LeasePlan USA
- Maria Neve, Merchants Fleet Management
The U.S. DOT will present an overview of the Connected Pilots program, which features truck and taxi fleets in New York, Florida, and Wyoming that are taking the lead to deploy exciting new technology. This session takes place on Friday, April 27, at NAFA's 2018 Institute & Expo in Anaheim, Calif.
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership organization
, announces the launch of its all new www.fleetcertification.org
websites. The sites are devoted to quick access to education in important subject matter from asset
management to professional development, and the necessary steps to becoming “green” fleets.
The NAFA Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization formed in 1976 to support the fleet industry, recently implemented bylaws changes that created a new Board structure and stronger ties to its sister organization, NAFA Fleet Management Association
will hold a unique panel of top automobile executives that will reveal the significant mobility and technological improvements in store for fleet vehicles. This event, How OEMs are Addressing "Mobility" and the Future of Fleet
, will occur at NAFA’s annual conference, the NAFA Institute & Expo
(I&E), taking place April 24-27, in Anaheim, Calif. This year, fleet professionals are invited to submit questions directly to NAFA for possible inclusion in the panel.
announces the return of the annual International Fleet Academy (IFA), taking place April 23, in Anaheim, Calif. The IFA precedes the Association's annual conference, the NAFA Institute & Expo
(I&E). Radical change is coming in the form of vehicle sharing, greater autonomy, and an explosion of technology. The IFA will provide an engaging forum to discuss questions concerning where the fleet/mobility industry will be 10 years from now and how this rapidly evolving industry will impact North American and global fleets.
NAFA's Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXY) are a true fleet management industry award. Every fleet management professional is welcome to submit an entry for the Fleet Excellence Awards, regardless of where their fleet is based in the world. Nominees are not required to be members of NAFA Fleet Management Association and are not required to have a CAFM® certification.
Submit a nomination today - the deadline to nominate is Saturday, January 20. https://nafainstitute.org/About-IE/FLEXY-s-Awards/FLEXYAwards-Submission.aspx
The U.S. House and Senate are currently considering legislation for highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs). An issue being debated is whether fleet managers will have real-time access to vehicle- and engine-generated data. The immediate question is whether Congressional leaders will include data access in the final legislation.