strong>NAFA is synonymous with excellence in the fleet industry. During our Institute and Expo, NAFA holds the Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), an annual award program dedicated to recognizing the best and brightest in the fleet management profession.
The FLEXYs shine a spotlight on those who impacted fleet in both the corporate and public fleet segments during 2016.
These awards will be reviewed by a prestigious industry panel consisting of fleet managers, fleet management company professionals, and members of the fleet industry. Learn more by clicking here.
This week’s Black Book Market Insights reveals an increase in slow and no-sales days at auctions across the country with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes.
This week’s report also takes a comparison look at this year’s weekly gas prices versus price trends from last year, showing relative price stability at $2.30 over the last six months.
“Small cars continue to experience higher depreciation levels. Sporty cars have shown high declines in the last four weeks, in line with the seasonal trend,” said Anil Goyal, Senior Vice President of Automotive Valuation and Analytics.
In celebration of NAFA’s 60th year, NAFA's Institute & Expo (I&E) heads to Tampa Convention Center on April 25-28, 2017 promising attendees the biggest and best conference yet.
Starting today, registration has officially opened at www.nafainstitute.org. For those looking to save on the registration costs, the Association is offering early-bird registration rates available until January 31, 2017.
The Institute & Expo is more than just a fleet trade show, it is an opportunity to network with more than 2,000 fleet professionals from all segments, learn about industry advancements from leading experts, and experience new industry technologies within the 60,000-sq. ft. of expo space.
I&E remains the must-attend event of the year for fleet professionals worldwide.
ARI has made it exponentially more convenient for drivers to access vital information about their fleet vehicle with the launch of the new ARI Driver insights® app.
Available for iPhones and iPads, the app enables drivers to monitor their vehicle's information and will send important updates to the driver through push notifications.
"Real-time notifications inform drivers of important events like overdue preventive maintenance, which we expect will spark drivers to take action sooner, extending the life of a vehicle and reducing its total cost of ownership," said Tony Candeloro, vice president of product development and client information services.
By Jeff Schlesinger
Themes that dominated the AFLA conference that I recently attended in San Diego were mobility, safety, driverless and Uber.
While safety has been the cornerstone for fleet managers for years, the other three are gaining popularity and how one views and manages these new entrants to the fleet manager’s portfolio will be exceptionally significant.
Mobility focuses on vehicles at the lighter end of the vehicle class spectrum, and more importantly the ability of the sales teams to engage with prospects and customers. There is no question that mobility will gain greater attention in the near future. The traditional marriage between a single driver and a single car may not be the optimal solution for every situation, and fleet managers need to assess their current policies.
There are several questions that need to addressed by every fleet manager: