NAFA’s Honorary Membership recognizes outstanding service to NAFA, the fleet administration profession, the automotive industry, a community, state, or nation.
No one could argue that Mary Sticha, CAFM, is a perfect example of this.
“Honorary Membership is awarded to an individual at the end of their fleet career and allows them the ability to stay connected to NAFA,” said NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM, noting that Sticha was about to retire from Element Fleet Management.
eDrivingSM has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution category in the 17th Annual American Business Awards®.
Powered by the FICO® Safe Driving Score, Mentor empowers “good” drivers to prove their low-risk profile, and “high-risk” drivers to understand their risk exposures, how those factors affect their safety and what they can do to manage, control and mitigate their risk of crashes, thereby improving their driving and ultimately ensuring their safe return to their loved ones at the end of each day.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale.
Read the entire press release.
Deciding the best way to invest in your career is no easy task, particularly with so many options being offered to today’s workforce.
AFLA has provided a solution for fleet-focused individuals by creating the Mini-MBA program in partnership with Bentley University. This unique opportunity will challenge participants with active exercises, case studies, assessments and lively group discussion, to reinforce understanding of the concepts presented.
Watch this message from Michael Beiger, AFLA Mini-MBA Task Force Chair, on what program participants will gain when they invest in their professional futures with AFLA.
Enterprise joins the ranks of Lincoln, Lyft, Mercedes, and others that have started their own car subscription service.
The distinction with the Enterprise plan is that subscribers have the option to exchange vehicles up to four times a month. Typical out-of-pocket expenses like insurance, registration, maintenance, roadside assistance, and satellite radio are all part of the deal, too.
Prices and locations have not yet been announced and will be available sometime in the next 4-5 weeks.
Read the article at ConsumerAffairs.
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
Although “Agile” has been a tsunami in IT project management circles for many years, its value as a strategic business tool has led to enterprise-wide adoption.
In a world of fast-changing markets, Agile allows companies to keep focused on strategic goals while allowing teams to adapt their approaches rapidly as conditions change.
Consider that an Agile two-to-four week project “sprint” contrasts sharply with timescales of traditional project management that stretch into months and even years! On the basis of speed alone, Agile seems to be the perfect approach for managing marketing projects that usually have a small window of opportunity to achieve the best results.
By Ed Dubens, CEO & Founder, eDriving
Leaders can help to put a stop to the increasing number of fatalities on the roads by “inspiring” employees driving for work purposes to change their attitudes, overwrite “at-risk” behaviors and evolve new safer habits.
But who are the leaders that can help to reduce driver risk?
Managing drivers is different from leading drivers; managers “manage” the activities of drivers on a day-to-day basis; dealing with practicalities and solving problems. Leaders take personal responsibility for helping ensure their drivers make it home safely every day to their loved ones and communities.
As the late Canadian Astronaut and Author, Chris Hadfield said: “Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine”.
Methods and successful case studies in one of the world’s most challenging road safety environments
By Mark Boada, Executive Editor
Collectively, the members of the U.S.-based Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) have a superior fleet safety record. So, it made sense to NETS’ board of directors to take the organization’s expertise last month to Latin America – the region with the world’s second-highest rate of traffic fatalities — and demonstrate to fleet safety managers the ways they can help change the safety culture and prevent crashes.
The two-day event – the organization’s first-ever outside the U.S. in its history — held in San Jose, Costa Rica was called the NETS Latin American Regional Satellite Conference, and to hear NETS Executive Director Joe McKillips tell it, it was “a tremendous success on several levels.”