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

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

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.

The Keys to a Successful Global Safety Program

Date: 08/15/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Ed Pierce, Communications Director, The CEI Group, Inc.

Multinational companies are under increasing pressure to match their North American fleet safety efforts worldwide, even in countries with much different driving landscapes. CEI’s Ed Pierce, Director of Communications, will explain the need for culturally-considered risk assessments and training, as well as data collection, integrity, and reporting. He will also illuminate the need for consultative services, single source data management, and consistent driver communications.

Balancing Connectivity with Safety: Distracted Driving Regulations, Fleet Safety Policies, And Ensuring Driver Compliance

Date: 09/19/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rossiter, Director of Telematics and Safety Products, Donlen

Keeping drivers safe and returning them home safely is a top concern for fleet professionals. Learn how successful fleet managers keep their drivers safe through safety strategies, and how they ensure drivers remain compliant with safety policies.

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.

Cyber Security, Electrification, and the Evolving Autonomous Landscape; What This Means to Fleet

Date: 11/21/2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor(s): Dennis Straight, Chief Technology Officer, Donlen

Fleet professionals have to prepare for the arrival of connected vehicles, and be prepared for electrification, cyber security, and autonomous vehicles. You are the fleet expert, and your senior leaders will turn to you for answers. Learn how to be in a position of authority by learning what is on the horizon.