Research, Guides and Studies

Fleet Management Whitepapers


Fleet professional white papers are designed to provide you with a fresh perspective on your own fleet practices.
 

The Mobility Revolution: A Primer for Fleet Managers

This paper covers critical aspects such as: 

  • What you should know about the four key pillars of Connectivity, Automation, Sharing, and Electrification Automakers' roles in mobility, and the dedicated business units and business partners being formed with regard autonomous driving systems.

  • The major players in the shared and autonomous value chain (OEMs are only pieces of a much larger puzzle).

  •  Fleet managers' key role in the future of reducing congestion, pollution, and traffic fatalities.

  • What you as fleet manager can (and should) be doing today with regard to exploring mobility options, including looking at insurance and liability issues, infrastructure, and building a business case.
     

Creating a More Productive Relationship Between Procurement and Fleet

As procurement’s tactics increasingly influence fleet’s domain, it’s vital that all players running the fleets of tomorrow form strategic partnerships based on knowledge of each other’s discipline. Learn about:

  • What this evolution entails.

  • How to speak the same language.

  • Observations from fleet professionals.

  • The “eight dimensions of fleet.”

  • How fleet and procurement can build a solid foundation together.

 
Fleet Management and the Connected Vehicle

This whitepaper offers an overview of how and where vehicles can be compromised through electronic control units, wireless communication, telematics, direct access to On-Board Diagnostic (OBD II) Ports. It also presents a series of recommendations for fleet administrators. 

 
NAFA’s Distracted Driving Position Statement

NAFA Fleet Management Association recognizes that the life blood of the job is the driver and the act of driving, and that the use of electronic devices while driving is dangerous to everyone on the road.

 
Car Hacking: Preparing For The Future Now

THE DRIVER PLACES HIS foot on the gas in order to pass a driver in the left lane. He holds it in a comfortable 65 mph range. Suddenly the speed spikes, the motor revs harder, and the vehicle bolts forward and out of control. He takes his foot off the gas, and as he does so, the brakes slam, bringing the wheels to a screeching halt. The car immediately behind him runs headlong into the bumper. He never applied the brakes. The car “decided” to do so independently.

 
Regulatory Alert Regarding Electronic Logging Devices

On December 16, 2015, FMCSA amended the Federal Motor Safety Regulations to include the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and Hours of Service Supporting Documents Rule, also known as the ELD rule.

 
Reputation Management After A Crisis

The crash may or may noy have been your driver’s fault. In the eyes of the law, this matters howevr in the court of public opinion, maybe not. Success might require your organization getting in front of the crisis early, and may need honest, sincere contrition. And sometimes, you need to wait it out until all the facts are in. How will you recognize the difference between the two?

 
How To Present To Upper Management

If you’re going to be a leader in the modern business world, you’re going to be asked to present to upper management as well as your peers. How will you articulate your ideas, your needs, and how will you get through it without blowing it? 

 
Accounting For VEU Variations

A Vehicle Equivalency Unit (VEU) is a comparison measurement that can be used to normalize fleet size in terms of sedan equivalencies and annual maintenance hours required. Learn how VEUs affect your fleet, your budgeting, and your scheduling practices.

 
Debunking Long-Standing Maintenance Myths

When should oil be changed? Is Premium gas really a ‘treat’ for your vehicles? Review the myths and the facts, and then use this handful of tips to help your organization save money. 

 
NAFCAR

NAFA has been a major presence not only in fleet but in the development of the vehicles fleets use. This has been true ever since the Association’s inception, and the development of the NAFCAR concept in the 1970s is the perfect example. Innovations that came from the project were later integrated into most major manufacturer vehicles and are seen as standard equipment and design today!

 
NAFVAN

Following the work done with the NAFCAR project, the association looked to the standard workvan, even more a staple of the fleet industry.