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NAFA Fleet Management Association supports the transition to fleet electrification as part of a national strategy for sustainability. At the same time, electric vehicle technologies for fleet applications are still developing, and costs are still higher than conventionally fueled vehicles. Therefore, during the transition, a diverse portfolio that leverages other low-emission vehicles and renewable fuels should also be considered to…

NAFA Fleet Managers Association has elected its board officers for the next term, an energized and experienced group of fleet professionals ready to help members navigate through challenges and change. NAFA’s new board officers include: President — Ray Brisby, CAFM, fleet manager, Trimble Gravel, Inc. Senior Vice President — Mike C. Camnetar, CAFM, fleet services manager, General Mills, Inc. Vice…

When it comes to fleet management, best practices are not necessarily rooted in the newest, shiniest procedures or technology. More often than not, reducing fleet costs, streamlining manual and time-intensive processes, and dealing with human factors means getting back to basics. With many fleets operating at less than full capacity, now could be a great time to benchmark how you’re…

In the midst of a global pandemic, fleet leaders are looking to technology to remain operational. COVID-19 cases recently surpassed 100 million worldwide, and the number of businesses impacted by the illness are now immeasurable. For fleet operators, the outbreak shone a light on the fact that many fleets simply don’t have an adequate system in place to protect their…

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released guidance for employers on what to do if workers choose not to get one of the new COVID-19 vaccinations. The EEOC enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as rules about employer medical examinations and health inquiries. Although the ADA includes restrictions on how much…

Jason Herman, vice president, remarketing, for Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, says he’s been in the remarketing business for 20+ years — but the past 10 months have thrown things at fleet managers for which there is no playbook. “The market has shown us some oddball stuff in 2020,” Herman says. “And although the calendar year has changed, the things we…

As fleet operators continue to feel the pandemic’s sting into 2021, pressure is on to maximize resources and minimize costs. And if you haven’t yet considered the impact of engine idling on your fleet, you might be leaving hundreds of thousands — if not, millions — of dollars on the proverbial table. Engine idling is one of the most misunderstood…

NAFA has confirmed its 2021 board of directors, with four newly elected members, two reappointed members starting a new term, and seven returning members. The officers of the 13-member board will be selected next year when the board is seated in February. The newest members are eager to help NAFA focus its activities and initiatives to continue providing the membership…

During COVID-19 and work-from-home, have you found yourself doing more than expected, bleeding into your personal time? “Definitely,” says Lori Olson, Pulse fleet sales director and vice president of Kinetech, LLC. “I’m working later into the night and sometimes on the weekend if the weather is poor.” Getting the work-life balance ratio correct was already a problem in 2019 —…

Transportation is entering a period of huge change. In the United States, the EPA says 29 percent of carbon emissions come from transportation. To assist in curtailing climate change and air pollution, a transition toward electric vehicles may be inevitable. This means mobility will no longer be based on the supply chain parameters of oil and gas, but on how…