Fleet management association offers Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program
NAFA Fleet Management Association announces the formation of a new position that will focus on development for the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program.
Alexander Barton is back with NAFA after more than an 8 year absence. During that time, he held the position of President for an Illinois corporation doing business as Green Transportation Solutions (GTS). GTS is a green fleet consulting agency committed to the use of environmentally safe and fuel-efficient transportation options. GTS specializes in consultation with both corporate and government fleet managers to incorporate vehicle technology and strategy into their fleets, while also helping them navigate through grants and tax incentives available at the state and federal levels.
Alexander will fill the new role for NAFA and hold the position of Director of Accreditation Development. He previously worked with NAFA on business development which included selling advertising for FLEETSolutions magazine, as well as exhibits and sponsorship for the annual Institute & Expo. During that time, he helped NAFA launch the Green Zone pavilion, Green Fleet Ride & Drive and the Green Fleet Manager of the year award.
“Having the opportunity to work with NAFA again is just a dream come true for me,” said Barton. “The new accreditation program drives real action and encourages engagement so it will provide much fulfillment for me both personally and professionally.”
NAFA, in collaboration with CALSTART, announced the new Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program during NAFA’s Institute & Expo (I&E) conference in Orlando last April. The program provides fleets with a single, standard way to assess their real actions and progress on sustainability by recognizing concrete improvements in air quality through reducing emissions, increasing fuel efficiency, and reducing fuel use.
The program includes tools and metrics to concretely measure (and score) fleet progress in emissions reduction, fuel consumption, and increases in fuel efficiency. NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Accreditation directly complements the DOE National Fleet Partnership program, the EPA SmartWay program, and other federal efforts, by recognizing fleets for real results achieved in their sustainability efforts.
To find out more about the program or how to enroll, visit www.NAFASustainable.org.