NAFA to Detail Sustainable Fleet Standard Program At 2014 AltCar Expo And Conference

Achiev­ing fleet sus­tain­abil­i­ty requires a new way of look­ing at every­thing. Oper­a­tions, vehi­cle types, poli­cies, and even aspects of dri­ver train­ing will be affect­ed in order to make sus­tain­abil­i­ty an instinc­tive part of how fleets work. Yet it will take instruc­tion and direc­tion to make this fun­da­men­tal shift suc­cess­ful. NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion is ready to pro­vide just that.

On Sep­tem­ber 19, NAFA will anchor a full day of ses­sions at the 2014 Alt­Car Expo and Con­fer­ence in San­ta Mon­i­ca, CA, fea­tur­ing instruc­tion and case stud­ies in fuel man­age­ment, a CAFM Boot Camp ses­sion devot­ed to the fuel man­age­ment fleet dis­ci­pline, and an in-depth look at NAFA’s Sus­tain­able Fleet Stan­dard Pro­gram which is set to launch in 2015. This dive into the sub­jects of fuels and resources rep­re­sents a nat­ur­al part­ner­ship between NAFA’s com­mit­ment to fleet sus­tain­abil­i­ty and the Alt­Car Expo and Con­fer­ence.

“NAFA’s ses­sions at Alt­Car are insight­ful and edu­ca­tion­al, and I’m sure that after atten­dees have gone through the details of the Sus­tain­able Fleet Stan­dard Pro­gram they will be more than ready to share it all with their super­vi­sors,” said NAFA Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE. “The pair­ing of NAFA with the Alt­Car Expo and Con­fer­ence makes per­fect sense and offers a tremen­dous two-day base-jump into this new dynam­ic for the indus­try.”

Pre­sent­ed by NAFA’s Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Strate­gist Kather­ine Vigneau, CAFM and NAFA Vice Pres­i­dent Bryan Flans­burg, CAFM, these ses­sions offer fresh per­spec­tives on all of fleet’s eight dis­ci­plines and pro­vide atten­dees with true, action­able infor­ma­tion that they can use to improve their fleets. They will also receive an exec­u­tive brief on the NAFA Sus­tain­able Fleet Stan­dard Pro­gram, what it is and what it will do, why it is a unique plan for the fleet pro­fes­sion, who can take part in it, and how they too can be a part of it.

In the words of Rick Sikes, CAFM, Fleet Super­in­ten­dent for the City of San­ta Mon­i­ca, “The Alt­Car Expo and Con­fer­ence is designed specif­i­cal­ly to address the issues on the minds of alter­na­tive fuel vehi­cle indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and fleet man­agers. It’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty to share best prac­tices with peers and get an under­stand­ing of what’s com­ing next in terms of pol­i­cy, inno­va­tion, and prod­ucts.”

The 2014 Alt­Car Expo and Con­fer­ence, cel­e­brat­ing its ninth sea­son this Sep­tem­ber 19–20, will take place at the San­ta Mon­i­ca Civic Cen­ter, and will show­case the lat­est and great­est offer­ings from major automak­ers as well as oth­er busi­ness­es large, medi­um, and small. AltCar’s goal is to pro­vide an acces­si­ble and com­pre­hen­sive set­ting where both indus­try and the gen­er­al pub­lic can dis­cov­er exist­ing alter­na­tives to the way they use ener­gy and trans­porta­tion, and moti­vate every­one to take fur­ther action.

NAFA and its mem­bers are com­mit­ted to improv­ing vehi­cle effi­cien­cy and reduc­ing emis­sions. Devel­oped in con­junc­tion with CALSTART, the NAFA Sus­tain­able Fleet Stan­dard Pro­gram will pio­neer a move­ment in the fleet com­mu­ni­ty, which empha­sizes the eco­nom­ic and envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits and over­all impor­tance of sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Ini­tial par­tic­i­pants in the Sus­tain­able Fleet Stan­dard Pro­gram include fleets from the pri­vate, pub­lic and util­i­ty fleets. These include Flori­da Pow­er and Light, Ver­i­zon, Repub­lic Ser­vices, PepsiCo/Frito Lay, Time Warn­er Cable, the City of Boston, and the Port Author­i­ty of New York and New Jer­sey.

“I encour­age every­one to attend the Alt­Car Expo and Con­fer­ence to learn more about NAFA’s Sus­tain­able Fleet Stan­dard Pro­gram,” said Rus­so. “This will be a trans­for­ma­tive effort for fleet and I believe fleet pro­fes­sion­als will want to get in on the ground floor once they know what the pro­gram can do for them.”

To find out more about the 2014 Alt­Car Expo and Con­fer­ence and to reg­is­ter, vis­it:

Learn more about NAFA’s Sus­tain­able Fleet Stan­dard Pro­gram at:

 

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