Essentials of Fleet Management

Essentials of Fleet Management: The Toolbox

April 5-14, 2021

NAFA’s EFMS: The Toolbox is designed to connect newer fleet professionals into a national network of colleagues and provide the hands-on tools and resources that will help make your fleet a success. Discover tools that will allow you benchmark your fleet and lead to rapid improvements or gains. Learn how to select the right vehicle as well as understand and evaluate risks in your fleet. Build skills—and relationships—that will help you move forward in the fleet community.
Through this two-week program, you’ll learn to develop fleet policy templates for implementation within your organization. Understand the costs and benefits of various fueling solutions and hear how to determine total cost of ownership (TCO) over the lifetime of an asset. Address risk management strategies and discuss Vehicle Equivalency Unit (VEU) analysis.
Who Should Attend?
EFMS: The Toolbox was created by fleet professionals and is geared toward those who are new, or relatively new, to their roles, and provides an immersion into the fleet management world in a safe-to-learn environment. For those with more experience in the profession, EFMS provides an opportunity to get up to date on the latest tools and resources that will help you grow in your role. Many individuals participate in the program to help prepare themselves for promotions into higher positions or to eventually do the CAFM certification program. Since the program is taught by actual Certified Fleet Managers, it’s a great opportunity to network and learn from those who already graduated the program.

Why Attend?
The program offers a blend of live, online programming and asynchronous work done through private networking and discussion communities. This helps you develop a foundation of skills and knowledge, through smaller, cohort learning to enable you to make connections and build a network of peers. The focused, energizing program helps you both learn and connect in a short amount of time.

meet your instructors

This interactive experience includes:

  • 10 hours of LIVE instruction taught by Certified Automotive Fleet Managers (CAFM's)

    • Five two-hour online classes 

  • The Fleet Essentials Toolkit (Workbook)

  • Live polls helping you benchmark your fleet

  • A private networking community designed to connect you with fellow students

  • CAFM instructor-led Q&A sessions 


It is extremely valuable to be able to interact and converse with peers in the industry. The facilitators in the EFMS were very knowledgeable on their topics and also very helpful and interactive in our discussions.
Jennifer Bagwell, CAFM 
Fleet Management Supervisor
City of Virginia Beach, VA

Learn These Eight Essential Solutions:

  • The Ethical Decision-Making Grid

  • Vehicle Selection Matrix

  • Risk Management Grid

  • Policy Templates  

  • Fleet Reporting Matrix

  • Lifecycle Cost Analysis Spreadsheet

  • VEU Analysis Worksheet

  • Fuel Efficiency Performance Measures


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2021 Pricing:



EArly Bird

After March 22

NAFA Member






Certificate of Completion:
Earn a certificate to showcase that you have the tools to improve your organization's fleet. 
To quality you must:
  • Attend all 10 classes
  • ​Take pre- and post-course knowledge assessment
  • Submit course evaluations
  • Interact in the online EFMS community