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Addressing distracted driving and driver safety is not accomplished by any one action or approach.

All fleet professionals managing and maintaining fleets today are challenged with increasing complexity and evolving changes of what is becoming to be known as “the new age of fleet management.” As we emerge from the pandemic-induced lockdown, attainment of knowledge relating to modern industry best practices and specific solutions to address new challenges require constant interaction with peers and other…

NAFA’s U.S. Legislative Counsel Pat O’Connor says the results of a just-completed survey of NAFA members on automatic emergency braking systems (AEBs) reveals that while there’s no clear consensus yet, fleet managers basically fall into three categories: (1) Those concerned any time the government mandates specific technologies due to increased costs; (2) those supportive of the technology mandate because it…

NAFA’s 100 Best Fleets project kicked off in June with a comprehensive research study concentrated on the 2021 100 Best Fleets contest applications. “The review identified an enormous amount of data within the applications from which to develop a viable training and educational program,” says Mike Brennan, CEM, who has been retained by NAFA to lead the analysis and launch…

Fleet professionals across the industry convened on Pittsburgh this week for NAFA’s 2021 I&E, in what has shaped up to be the largest live gathering of fleet professionals in nearly two years. The event delivered three inspiring keynotes, 40+ educational sessions, and 50+ hours of learning. More than 150 exhibitors showcased new vehicles, products, technologies, and services — many of…

Colleges and universities are often described as miniature cities. While being a service provider of education, they often contain residential and commercial areas and have their own utilities, maintenance, law enforcement, transportation services, and more. So how do educational institutions — operating as their own community — deploy and utilize telematics? It depends. Any university fleet manager you talk to…

NAFA members have an opportunity to participate, free of charge, in a joint defensive driving pilot conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC) and Johns Hopkins University. The study’s organizers are looking for fleets with whom they can partner to analyze the effectiveness of defensive driving courses (DDC). The NSC and Johns Hopkins would like to train and then monitor…

From her days as a naval intelligence officer to her role as one of today’s most influential economists, Commander/Dr. Mary C. Kelly has carved out an unforgettable career in leadership. A former chief of police, professor, realtor, and HR director, Kelly has spent over more than two decades teaching and training thousands of military and civilian personnel. She is the…

Commercial and government fleet veteran Dave Woolf, president and CEO of TeleSwivel, shares some common-sense advice combined with a dash of vision to help fleet managers consider their next move toward electric vehicles. Q: What buzz are you hearing about EVs in the marketplace right now? Woolf: Now, everyone is talking about EVs—almost to the exclusion of other alternative fuels…

Roman Ferster started his career in IT, and starting in the early 2000s, applied that tech knowledge to safety solutions for fleets. As CEO of RGRAUTO Inc. USA, he has many years of experience collaborating with technology providers and studying the integration between drivers, ADAS, and telematics. Q: There are obvious reasons for fleet managers to use telematics to track…