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Fleet professionals across the industry convened on Columbus, Ohio, this week for NAFA’s I&E, in what has shaped up to be the largest live gathering of fleet professionals in over two years. “After the pandemic started to recede, we needed to get I&E back on track in its April timeframe, which meant having a second conference in just eight months,”…

You may have done a double-take when you saw Joe DeLoss on the I&E schedule. What could someone who serves as head fryer of a company called Hot Chicken Takeover possibly know about fleets?  DeLoss, of course, is founder of the company, and his message really has very little to do with chicken. It’s about solving your workforce challenges —…

No, we’re not talking about environmental initiatives — we’re talking about the green that fleet drivers love most… a green light.  V2X stands for vehicle-to-everything, and it refers to a component of the Internet of Things technology that connects a vehicle to anything around it that could impact its safe operation. The United States began developing intelligent transportation communications over…

Getting away from the office isn’t always easy, but I&E 2022 is designed to be a distraction-free space for fleet managers to focus on their personal growth, professional development, and leadership skills. That’s why NAFA’s Certified Automotive Fleet Manger (CAFM) certification program is woven into the content line-up in multiple places — to provide attendees with several opportunities to learn what…

Columbus, America’s Smart City, is a “smart” choice for NAFA’s I&E as well. It is a perfect place for NAFA fleet managers to converge and get inspired by the city’s reinvention of transportation to accelerate human progress. The city is demonstrating how safe, cleaner, and more equitable transportation options can create opportunities for its residents and prepare this region for…

Central Ohio’s chief of transit operations, Matt Allison, explains how several transportation initiatives and technologies are improving service to customers and reducing the area’s environmental footprint. Q: Why is Columbus focusing so much on accelerating its transportation initiatives? How are these initiatives preparing the city for the future? Allison: The Columbus Metropolitan Region is a population of about 2.4 million…

A new report by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) details a comprehensive plan to prevent crashes, fatalities, and injuries. The group also released results of a new poll that demonstrates widespread public concern about dangerous roadway behaviors and a strong desire for solutions. “The new NHTSA numbers are horrible,” Cathy Chase, president of the organization, told NAFA’s FLEETSolutions…

Fleet managers working on transitioning some or all of their fleets to electric vehicles may run into some pushback from management, colleagues, and drivers. Here, several EV experts respond to some of the most common misinformation about EVs. 1. The EV Timeline Whether you are adding a small handful of EVs to your fleet or undertaking a much larger transition,…

What can fleet managers do to boost their fleet’s reliability in 2022? The good news, says Bruce Wright, senior director of client analytics for Wheels, is that vehicles today are much more reliable and have a longer lifespan. But with that comes a higher point of sale, and when something breaks — like after a safety event — it costs…

Our worlds changed forever in 2020. Homes converted to our home-offices and Zoom became a substitute — not a supplement — for human contact. One thing the pandemic didn’t change? The principles of peak performance. To help fleet managers achieve their personal best in 2022, NAFA has announced that Scott Welle — #1 best-selling author and founder of Outperform The…