As a long-time resident of California and a witness to the devastating fire season we are still having, I cheered when Governor Newsom announced plans to ban the sale of gas and diesel fueled vehicles by 2035. “We are experiencing a climate CRISIS,” Newsom says. Predictably, EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler immediately warned that California is unlikely to receive permission from the EPA to proceed with these plans. California tends to win these fights for the environment, and we are betting on them. Elections have consequences.
The fleet industry has an important role to play, but every action we can take to reduce global warming, no matter how small, is meaningful. We owe it to our children and their children and their children.
The FMW team is so proud of our own Ted Roberts for being named a recipient of the AFLA 2020 President’s Award! He is in great company with fellow honorees Diana Holland and Suresh Rajapakse. When Ted and I acquired Fleet Management Weekly, Ted had no experience in fleet, his expertise was in publishing. I told him that he would love this industry and how the people in fleet would become life-long friends. It’s good to be right! Congratulations, Diana, Suresh and Ted!
Editor in Chief