NAFA’s Upcoming Industry Webinars

NAFA’s Monthly Webinar Series is designed to provide regular presentation focusing on current topics and trends in the fleet industry. Free to our members, the series is designed to offer valuable professional development for fleet professionals that is easily accessible and can be “attended” virtually without the costs associated with travel. Offered live to all registrants, people who sign up also receive access to the webinar in NAFA’s online archive, where they can login and watch it at their convenience. Non-members can attend these sessions for a small fee.

Available Webinars

It's Electric: Infrastructure and Management of the Electric Fleet

Date: 01/17/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): TBD

As more fleets convert to electric vehicles (from passenger to delivery to airborne!), managing fueling options in both a depot environment and "out in the wild" can be streamlined into and enhance existing processes. Join us to discuss the newest trends and future proofing your fleet.

Third Level Telematics

Date: 02/21/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Jason Walker, VP of Sales, GPS Insight & Tyler Mortensen, Director of Strategic Sales, GPS Insight

How do you maximize your return on telematics? The first is understanding the strategic challenges you face as an organization or agency. The second is understanding the impact overcoming these challenges would have on your organization/agency. The third is accurately measuring the relevant data to calculate your success. If you are thinking about buying a GPS tracking system or have one already and want to understand how the most innovative organizations are leveraging GPS data to solve real strategic business initiatives, this is the session for you!

Safer With Sensors: Modernizing Your Fleet Safety Program

Date: 03/21/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Eleanor Horowitz, Product Marketing Manager, Samsara

Organizations strive to reduce accidents across their fleet, to protect their drivers, the public, and their CSA scores. Safety programs that reward accident-free drivers and provide regular employee training are helpful tools, but the most effective safety programs reduce risky behavior by leveraging real-time information about driving habits and incidents. In this webinar, learn how modern sensor technology can provide a live window into what's really happening on the road -- and how you can use this information to build a comprehensive program that gets buy-in and results.

Using Data to Drive Positive Change in a Best-in-Class Fleet Safety Program

Date: 04/11/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Tony Vinciguerra, Chief Operating Officer, Driving Dynamics & Stephanie Pratt, PhD, Director, NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety

A fleet-vehicle crash can result in significant injury, liability, repair costs and lost productivity. In this session, learn how a best-in-class fleet safety program partnered with researchers and its fleet service providers to analyze its crash data, leading to positive changes in its vehicle safety and training programs.

Essential KPIs All Fleet Managers Need To Track

Date: 05/16/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Pete Allen, Executive Vice President, MiX Telematics

One key advantage to the move to ELDs is that it greatly eases a fleet’s ability to collect data that can be used to improve operations. In this event, we’ll describe the top Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that all fleet managers should be tracking, and how they can be used to improve Safety, Efficiency and Compliance. We’ll also describe how US fleets are leveraging KPIs to create robust driver scorecards and drive measurable improvements in all three areas.

Leveraging your Fleet Telematics data for Insurance Savings

Date: 06/06/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Zack Schmiesing, Director, Commercial Lines Telematics, Verisk

Commercial fleet insurance costs continue to rise and present financial challenges to business owners and fleet managers. Insurers are keen on the ability to integrate telematics operational data into their underwriting, pricing, and claims processes for better efficiency and customer service. Both fleet managers and insurance providers are looking for services that provide the ability to leverage your telematics data within the insurance process through your existing TSP services while keeping you in control.

Learn From Your Peers: How Fleet Leaders Identify Fleet-Ready Technologies to Avoid Risk When Deploying EVs

Date: 06/20/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Clay Siegert, Co-Founder and COO, XL Hybrids

3-4 member panel may include: telecommunications, consumer product, utility and passenger shuttle fleets. Description: To meet sustainability requirements, more and more fleets are seeking electrified vehicle solutions that are outside the OEM box, including aftermarket upfits and even vehicles from start-up OEM’s. To avoid unnecessary risk when deploying electrified vehicles, fleet managers want fleet-ready technologies that are reliable, that integrate seamlessly into fleet operations, and won’t affect their OEM warranty. A panel of national fleet managers will explain what “fleet-ready” means to them, and how it reduces risk. Learn what options are available, and hear some best practices from fleets that have purchased tried-and-true OEM vehicles with electrified upfits that made their trucks, vans and shuttles more fuel efficient and cleaner, while leaving their OEM powertrain – engine, transmission, fuel system and exhaust system – completely intact.

Cooperative Procurement: Tools and Trends to Help Get You More with Less

Date: 07/18/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Tammy Rimes, Executive Director of National Cooperative Procurement Partners, The Toro Company

Discussion of the history of co-operative purchasing, along with emerging trends; the critical analysis needed in comparing and choosing a cooperative solution; and the benefits of cooperative purchasing as an additional public procurement tool. National trends in the world of public procurement will be unveiled, as well as real life examples of some innovative programs across the nation being implemented by proactive procurement teams in regards to cooperative procurement.

Essentials in Managing Service Truck Programs

Date: 10/17/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Joe Birren, Senior Truck & Upfit Engineer, Merchants Fleet Management, Jennifer Gordon & Brad Jacobs

Managing a fleet including medium and heavy duty trucks involves an different set of considerations and regulations. We will discuss what makes a successful full service truck program from procurement and upfitting to service and compliance. Join us to learn updated tactics and information on this specialized fleet segment.