NAFA’s Industry Webinar Series provides current information on hot topics and trends affecting the fleet industry. On the third Wednesday each month, the Industry Webinar Series provides NAFA members free access to valuable professional development right on your own computer. Register to watch the webinar live or gain access to the complete collection of NAFA’s Industry Webinar Services recorded using the webinar archive, where they can login and watch the complete collection anytime.
The Future of Fleets: A Sharing Economy Perspective
Dan Curtin, VP of Fleet and Supply Chain, Zipcar
There is a growing need for cost-efficient transportation for corporate and government entities. According to statistics from the Federal Highway Administration, government agencies in the United States alone operate approximately 3.7 million vehicles, and it costs some $21 billion yearly to maintain them.
Case Studies of Green Fleet Activities in Canada
Roger Smith, Executive Director, Fleet Challenge (a not-for-profit program of Richmond Sustainability Initiatives)
Fleet Challenge is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that has been focused on helping Canadian fleet managers reduce their greenhouse gases and eco-footprint for more than a decade. The name came from the Canadian federal government’s announcement in 2004 of its plans to “green” its federal fleet – and its challenge to private businesses to do the same.
EMV, Mobile and the Future of Fleet Payments
Marie LeMoine, Vice President, Fleet and Aviation Product Management, U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems
Payment technology is rapidly evolving along the parallel tracks of convenience and security. Drivers want to pay the easiest way possible, while fleet managers need bullet-proof protection for those payments and the data that surrounds them. This webinar tackles technological progress in payment at the pump, in the store and in the maintenance shop. We’ll look at status of the of EMV “chip” card technology, explore mobile payments and preview future payment options.
Company Name: U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Card
Track: Fleet payments
- Understand the impact of EMV chip cards to date
- Review mobile and cardless payments
- Discover future fleet payment options
Vice President, Fleet and Aviation Product Management
U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems
POS Applications and Product Manager
CHS Payment Solutions
Director, NA Products
Electrifying your Fleet: How the latest technologies can significantly reduce the infrastructure and operating costs of driving on electricity
David Peterson, Director, Fleet Solutions, ChargePoint, Inc.
Learn about the considerations and costs associated with installing charging infrastructure and how new technologies such as energy management can provide significant cost advantages and future-proof your fleet. The webinar will help participants determine whether EVs are right for their fleet and create a plan for driving on electricity.
The Future of Tolling and What it Means for Fleets
Joe Clavelle, Director of Business Development, Bestpass, Inc.
This presentation will cover future trends in tolling, including interoperability between all tolling systems, the inevitable shift to all-electronic tolling, and the increased use of managed lanes. The presentation will also examine how all of these trends will impact commercial fleets of all types and sizes.
Best Practices for an Effective Driver Policy
Elizabeth Wills, Director, Fleet Administrative Services
The fleet policy is the most important document that drivers must follow. Effective fleet policies are comprehensive, enforceable, and structured in a manner that is easy for drivers to understand. Driver compliance is critical to the success of any fleet program. As a fleet manager, monitoring policy compliance may seem difficult…but, it’s not. Data will tell you how well drivers are following your rules, identify areas where policies need to be reinforced, and allow you to make business decisions to optimize your fleet performance. This is a must attend session for any fleet professional to learn how to drive compliance and improve fleet policies through real-life examples.
The True Cost of Compliance
Will Yarbrough, Sales Manager, Fleetio
Keeping up with changing regulations that vary across each state is a top concern for fleets. Many fleet managers aren’t clear on how to effectively ensure regulatory compliance on an ongoing basis. In this session, we’ll explore the latest regulations around fleet vehicle inspections and outline what fleets need to be doing to strengthen inspection processes and avoid hefty penalties and inflated costs.
Which Alternative Fuels is Optimum for your fleet
Albert Venezio, Chairman, Icom North America
Examines each of the available Alternative Fuels, including the Pros and Cons of each, and what fleets they tend to best fit and why.
1. Learning how to choose the best Alternative Fuel for my fleet.
2. Pros and Cons of the various Alternative Fuels.
3. Learn from Fleet Case Studies.
ELD: Just the Facts
John Seidl, Transportation Consultant, Integrated Risk Solutions Pete Allen, Executive Vice President, MiX Telematics
The upcoming ELD mandate is the biggest technological change fleet managers have faced in nearly 30 years. There is a lot of technical information out there (anyone read the FMCSA’s 516-page Final Rule doc?), but a shortage of straight-facts summaries.
Preparing the Fleet Manager of Tomorrow
John J. Wuich, CAFM, Vice President Strategic Consulting Services, Donlen Corporation
The role of the fleet manager is changing. Fleet managers have to be more strategic, and they have to think more like financial analysts. In this course, you will learn about thinking strategically, and presenting quality cost-saving scorecards to your executive team.
Application of Advanced Technologies on Risk Management/Crash Reduction
Michael Backman, General Manager, Mobileye
Through the use of artificial intelligence, Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are ushering in a transformation in road safety. The technology is able to detect lane markings, vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists. In doing so, the systems can perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions. The technology is revolutionizing road safety as regulatory authorities around the world are increasingly mandating the technology for vehicle makers for all of its life-preserving qualities.
Motor Fuel Tax Refunds
Cherri Oeding, NECS
Every dollar counts when operating your fleet. Learn the fundamentals of state and federal fuel tax refund regulations and how your company may leverage fuel tracking methods to qualify for fuel tax refunds/rebates on the fuel consumed in eligible equipment.
Impact of Mobile on Fleets
Delores Rebertus, US Bank
This session explores the mobile tools used by various stakeholders from dispatch systems, to locator tools to payments. Learn from the experts and gain insight into what may also shape your organization’s use of mobile technology as it continues to evolve.
Fleet Management and The Connected Vehicle
Oleg Cytowicz, Jeff Jeter, Robert Martinez
Today’s vehicles rely more and more on technology for both performance and convenience. For fleet management, the rapid growth of vehicle connectivity presents both challenges and opportunities. This webinar provides recommendations from NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), for consideration by policymakers, fleet managers, OEMs, vendors and the auto care industry.
Patrick O’Connor, President, Kent & O’Connor
Oleg Cytowicz, Global Fleet Lead, Unilever
Jeff Jeter, Director, Chesterfield County Fleet Management Division
Robert Martinez, Deputy Commissioner of Support Services Bureau, NYPD
Shared Best Practice Similarities Between Corporate and Govt Fleet Operations
Steve Saltzgiver, Mercury Associates
Learnings from a veteran fleet administrator who's successfully managed and navigated the pitfalls in both large government and Fortune 500 fleet operations.
• Best fleet practices that apply to all types of fleet operations
• Effective communication styles to improve operational performance
• Comparison between leader motivations, goals, objectives, that drive performance
• Differences between Corporate and Government operations that you can leverage
• Driving effective programs and initiatives to achieve bottom line results
Reduce costs, decrease downtime, and extend asset life with onsite oil analysis
Janet Keefe, Spectro Scientific
Onsite oil analysis can help you quickly assess equipment health and can save companies time and money compared to waiting for outside lab reports. Spectro Scientific’s MicroLab® is an easy to use, fully automated onsite oil analyzer with an embedded expert system that translates data into specific maintenance actions. Paired with our LubeTrak® system companies can develop effective asset management and maintenance programs.
Advanced Use Cases - The Next Generation of Telematics
Jenny Malcolm, GPS Insight
While telematics has already proven to be a resourceful tool for many fleets, there is far more to the story than just real-time vehicle locations, idle time, and speed monitoring. The fleet industry has stopped looking at telematics as dots on a map; fleet professionals are using this data to enhance operations throughout their entire business and overcome significant business challenges.
Global Readiness: Which route is your global fleet taking?
Darci Bushey, Element
Whether you are thinking about going global or have “gone global”, this webinar is for you! Learn tips to be successful in managing a global fleet, find out what digital tools can help your global fleet, and how to integrate a global platform.
Developing a Best-In-Class Fleet Policy
Carlos Oropeza, Director of Marketing, Donlen
Fleet managers will learn the right steps to take when developing a comprehensive fleet policy so they receive full company buy-in and support. Learn how to integrate important elements that impact various company departments. A well written policy gives driver's one source for all information relating to their use of a company vehicle. Learn how to develop the most important fleet document, the fleet policy. You'll walk away from this 1-hour webinar with tips and advice that you can use immediately. By the end of our webinar, you will have the necessary framework to build your own effective fleet policy.
Measuring Fleet Sustainability Initiatives Using Vehicle "Big Data"
Natalie Weimer, XL Hybrids
To improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon footprint, fleets are adopting various technologies or alternative fuels. Measuring results is a key factor when determining how various technologies are performing in the field, and which technologies to expand deployment of. Fleets who want to understand the sustainability impact of their alternative vehicle technology choices need to establish both a baseline and an accurate measuring mechanism to track, benchmark and report fuel consumption. XL Hybrids helps its customer measure results by providing performance reports, which include a range of MPG, productivity and sustainability improvement reporting capabilities, using its XL Linkâ„¢ feature. Hear from a fleet getting measurable results from XL Hybrids.
Leasing & Reimbursement – Selecting the Optimal Program for the Right Situation
Danielle Nesbitt, Wheels
There are times where a leasing program may not fit the needs of your entire fleet of vehicles. Leasing may work best in some applications, where reimbursement may work better in others. Offering an alternate reimbursement program is a common way that companies bridge the divide in their fleet programs. During this session, Wheels will examine the potential needs and benefits of integrating both lease and reimbursement into your overall fleet management strategy.
Demystifying Electric Vehicles - Understanding the Complexities, Costs and Savings Potential
Michelle Wright, Vision Fleet Capital
This session will provide an overview of the technologies, considerations, costs, and savings related to electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EV/PHEVs) in the fleet setting. Electric vehicles can provide substantial benefits to fleet operators including operating cost savings, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and a hedge against volatile fuel prices. For a busy fleet manager, however, it may be daunting to navigate the complexities of assessing and incorporating EVs into fleet operations.
Ensuring Fleets And Driver Safety
Jim Pilcher, Fleetmatics
Implementing safety programs can be seamless with the use of fleet management technology, which ensures a smooth rollout and an overall healthier organization. See the positive impact fleet management solutions can have on unsafe driver behavior and decreasing the amount of safety incidents overall. By implementing a fleet management system, businesses are differentiating themselves from the competition by providing a new level of safety, security and service. Beyond the many advantages of making fleet safety a priority, it is also a legal and business requirement. Get the no-nonsense perspective from experts.
Ignoring Driver Safety is Risky Business
Rich Lacey, SambaSafety
Driver safety is next frontier in cost and risk reduction for fleets of all sizes. But flat budgets, rising insurance cost and an ever increasing litigious society are pushing the boundaries of corporate responsibility-making current approaches to driver risk management less than inadequate. This session will focus on the trends in driver risk; why employer should care; why traditional methods of monitoring insufficient in today’s environment; and best practices for mitigating driver risk and modifying driver behavior.
Vehicle Sharing and Motor Pool 101
Ed Smith, Matt Wade, and David Ancell, of Agile Access Control
This session will offer a step-by-step guide to starting, managing, and getting the maximum benefit from motor pools. Motor pool subject matter experts that will discuss the 3 key aspects of any vehicle sharing program, how to select or develop technologies and vendors for sharing, key factors in launching a vehicle sharing program, and how to maximize the returns of the program. Success stories from government, education and other industries will be featured. This webinar will address everything from establishing an overall strategy and goal for your motor pool, to addressing common objections to vehicle sharing.
Maintenance Technicians - Your Cost Savings Consultants
John Herold, ARI
Besides fuel and depreciation, maintenance is one of the largest costs to a fleet, averaging 16% of the total cost of a fleet program. Having an extra set of eyes to not only process invoices, but also be your advocate to negotiate repairs is vital. Maintenance technicians generate hundreds of thousands in documented savings through negotiated savings. Utilizing the industry knowledge these technicians possess is crucial for cost avoidance and savings. In this webinar, ARI’s John Herold, Fleet Management Sales Support Representative, will discuss the importance of maintenance technicians and how they can increase your fleet’s cost savings, efficiency, and productivity.
Alternative Fuels and Sustainability
The alternative fuel market is diverse and still developing, so understanding the various alternative fuel options that would work for your fleet might seem like a daunting task. The key for success is understanding key differentiators, recognizing what changing fuel prices mean in the long run and relating your alternative fuel plan to your company’s objectives.
Applying Multiple Remarketing Channels for Maximum Exposure
Jim Jackson, ARI
Remarketing a vehicle at the end of its life cycle can be a tedious task. Knowing not just how much a vehicle is worth, but also the best way to promote it can be overwhelming. Having the greatest knowledge and flexibility of remarketing options available can maximize vehicle proceeds, while meeting operational and budgetary constraints.
Multi-level employee sale programs, internet sales, and traditional auctions and dealer outlets ensure the vehicle is sold, but doing so simultaneously ensures it is done quickly. In this webinar, ARI's Jim Jackson, Vehicle Remarketing Supervisor, will discuss how utilizing multiple industry remarketing channels can target unique buyer groups for a quicker sale.
The Evolution Of Vehicle Technology
Tom Sloan and Greg Ross, Donlen
Vehicles are evolving at a rapid pace, from integrated entertainment systems, to enhanced safety features, and connectivity with infrastructure and other vehicles. The era of the Connected Car is upon us, and fleets need to be aware of how these features within the vehicle will impact their operations and cost trends, and more importantly fleets need to know how to manage the data.
Five Best Fleet Practices When Using A GPS Fleet Tracking Solution
Employers can be held liable if a driver responsible for a crash was using an employer-owned or personal cell phone. In the past ten years, distracted driving crashes have resulted in companies paying millions in restitution, ranging from $1.5 to $24.7 million, to victims injured by negligent driving of an employee distracted by a cell phone.
With a high level of user interactivity, dynamic content that adapts to the driver’s profile and interactive responses, full motion videos, animations, full course narration, and closed captioning throughout the course, the 90-minute Distracted Driving Online course is designed to change drivers’ attitudes related to distracted driving so that they pledge to stop texting, stop talking on their cell phone, and stop checking/responding to e-mails while driving.
Could Your Company be Liable for Distracted Driving Crashes
John Kennedy, SafetyServe
Motor vehicle collisions are the #1 cause of employee fatalities (OSHA) and distracted driving is now one of the most significant contributing factor to these collisions. Could Your Company Be Liable? According to the National Safety Council's 2014 Injury Facts, the three biggest causes of fatalities on the road include distracted driving, alcohol and speeding. With a high level of user interactivity, dynamic content that adapts to the driver's profile and interactive responses, full motion videos, animations, full course narration, and closed captioning throughout the course, the 90-minute Distracted Driving Online course is designed to change drivers' attitudes related to distracted driving so that they pledge to stop texting, stop talking on their cell phone, and stop checking/responding to e-mails while driving.
It's your legal responsibility and obligation to eliminate this needless, deadly risk! SafetyServe.com and the National Safety Council have the solution. Distracted Driving Online! Join us on May 20th for an insightful overview of this new and effective training program.
Enhanced Violation Management Techniques to Identify High-Risk Drivers
Vincent Brigidi, American Traffic Solutions
Addressing unsafe driving behavior is a top priority for most fleets if an unsafe driver causes an accident, the fleet will be held liable. Fleets often look to a driver’s motor vehicle record (MVR) to determine if that driver has a safe driving history. However, many tickets, such as red-light and speed camera violations, do not appear on MVRs in most states, creating a significant blind spot, or liability gap, for the fleet. If fleets do not address this liability gap, they are at increased risk of having unsafe drivers on the road. This webinar would provide details about the growth of traffic cameras, explaining how the technology works, and discuss ways enhanced violation management techniques can help fleets identify all unsafe drivers and effectively close the liability gap.
Setting Up The Right Fleet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Megan McMillan, Donlen
Sorting through endless amounts of data is time consuming for any fleet manager. Learn what data you should pay attention to, and define 10 KPIs that will help you track and manage your fleet efficiently. Will explore real-life customer scenarios and what they did to achieve success.
Safety Advisory Council Presentation
Dr. Stephanie Pratt, Matt Wade
Dr. Stephanie Pratt, PhD, of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) discusses their program in motor vehicle safety, as well as the function of her institution to provide research and recommendations to prevent all types of occupational injury and illness.
Getting a Handle on Fleet Utilization
Ed Smith, Agile
Fleets using the latest technological tools, best fleet practices, and good fleet policy to optimize utilization are realizing hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings. How do they do it? Getting a handle on fleet utilization is the cornerstone of having the right sized fleet to fulfill your mission. But what exactly is utilization? How can it be measured? What can be done with the utilization data once you have it? Where do I start on a comprehensive utilization improvement program? This session will explore the definition of utilization, how to determine a “sweet spot” utilization rate for your fleet, and the right questions to ask to get to that answer. Whether you are a seasoned Fleet Manager or new to the fleet management field, this session will offer real-world examples of fleets who took a hard look at their utilization and factors that affect it.
Increasing Safety in Large Fleets
Albert Powell, Express Energy Services
Express Energy has driven substantial safety improvements in its 1000+-vehicle-fleet. Express Energy’s safety program – policies, procedures, training, corrective action, and employee recognition â€“ is a powerful component in ensuring the best results. Express leverages GPS fleet management software to manage and improve the program. This webinar will present the Express Energy safety program, including how to roll out policies, procedures, training, and follow-up from upper management to field-level employees. Why would this be of interest to fleet managers or what knowledge would the fleet manager gain? Seeing the program developed by an industry leader to dramatically improve safety results, and getting specific ideas and examples that can be implemented in their own programs. Express Energy cut major accidents by 84% in 2013. Through the first five full months of 2014 they hadn’t had a single major accident.
What’s New in Mobile Technology for Fleets
Lou Vella, ARI
Every day, new technology is emerging to help fleet managers monitor and improve driver and vehicle productivity. This webinar will introduce the hottest mobile applications that are catching on in the fleet industry. Attendees will hear examples of fleets that successfully integrated mobile technologies and the results they achieved.
EV Charging Technology Explained - Practical Application Primer
Larry Butkovich, Fuji Electric Corp. of America
The goal of this webinar is to educate listeners about the many EV charging technologies available today and in the near future. We will discuss the differences between Level 1, Level 2 and DC Charging. This comparison will look at both performance and cost differences between technologies. Proper application of different charger types will be discussed as well as access control and billing options. Real world usage data will be used to highlight the current state of public charging.