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Fleet managers have been forced to evolve faster now than ever before, and the evolution is opening the door for the next generation of fleet managers to create their footprint. As such, many of the rising stars in fleet today have fascinating origin stories about how they stumbled upon their careers in the automotive industry. Braden Adams, Fleet Manager at…

Although the 2020 U.S. presidential results are not finalized — and may not be until January 2021 — NAFA’s U.S. Legislative Counsel Pat O’Connor says fleet managers can still prepare for a few likely scenarios. “Assuming Biden is declared the winner, he will probably have a divided government with Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats controlling the House,” says O’Connor….

E-commerce sales continue to grow and today’s consumers can buy virtually any product online anywhere and anytime. Online sales gained even more traction as shoppers stayed home to minimize the spread of Covid-19. What’s more, shoppers want fast deliveries and greater visibility. Increasing customer demands, sales growth and the need to social distance are all affecting the final mile for…

This time last year, no one knew a thing about coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. In less than twelve months, this has come to redefine nearly everything we do, especially fleet operations. Where were you when you first heard the term COVID-19? When was the first time you thought about how it might impact your organization? Did your emergency response…

COVID has brought about many changes related to mobility and electrification. The types of vehicles we choose, the ways we use them and the overall need for various types of vehicles have changed. COVID has also accelerated the use of alternate mobility options across the world, especially in cities, impacting behaviors, number of miles driven and destinations. There’s no doubt…

Motivational speaker Kevin Brown opened NAFA’s first-ever virtual conference & expo with energy and optimism, setting the tone for what proved to be an exceptional experience despite its unconventional format. Author and motivational speaker Brown took the virtual stage to share the story of his unconventional path to business and personal success, a philosophy he calls The Hero Effect®. The…

This is the first of a series of NAFA interviews with the next generation of fleet professionals from various fleet sectors. Fleet industry demographics are rapidly evolving. While the industry has traditionally been dominated by males 51-60 years old, more than half (54 percent) of new trucking hires will be needed to replace retirees, and even more new roles will…

Fleet managers today are being asked to predict the future. Traditionally the term “rightsizing” refers to quantifying the vehicles and staff necessary to fulfill fleet functions. However, the coronavirus pandemic has made rightsizing challenging, as the delivery landscape of next week or even a few months from now remain uncertain­­. There are no ready answers to the questions Fleet Managers…

Keeping drivers safe on the road is critical, and well-trained drivers can make the road safer for everyone, reduce a company’s liability and improve efficiency. The National Safety Council reported that the most dangerous part of an employee’s workday is when they are on the road, which is why it is vital to offer driver training, even to experienced drivers….

COVID-19 will accelerate many global trends – especially social and technological trends. Working from home, home-delivery, broadband usage, automation and robotics have all spiked irreversibly during global lockdowns. Although perhaps it doesn’t immediately look like it, vehicle electrification – with fully-electric vehicles – will also grow post-crisis. We’ve written previously about the risks, benefits, and opportunities for building resilience in…