Programs

Information Management


Even though many organizations have an Information Technology (IT) staff to assist the fleet management, there is significant value for fleet specialists and fleet managers to understand the basic IT issues. With a general knowledge of IT, fleet managers can intelligently interact with their support staff to solve problems and enhance IT functionality. The purpose of this discipline is to provide fleet managers with the tools they need to function in a data-rich, information-poor work environment by better using the technology tools available.
 

Fleet Information Management Systems

This competency describes the technical components of a Fleet Information Management System. Fleet Managers need a basic understanding of these technical components in order to be able to explain their needs to the IT staff.
 

Fleet System Selection and Implementation

Fleet Managers will develop an understanding of how to contribute to a needs analysis and eventually select the system that is right for their organization.
 

Telematics

There are a vast array of options available to increase the efficiency of fleets. Fleet Managers should develop the ability to analyze the costs and benefits of various systems and understand the legal ramifications of the use of certain technologies.
 

Data Management and System Administration

In order to be useful, data needs to be recorded in such a way that it can be accessed to generate useful information. The use of technology, rather than manual entry assists in this endeavor as does the implementation of NAFA’s vehicle class code system.
 

Reporting and Data Analysis

Ultimately, the purpose of an information management system is to generate reports that contain the information the management needs to make decisions about fleet utilization, replacement, fueling and maintenance.