Sustainability doesn't have to be a dirty word for fleet managers. In fact, many fleets have found that doing what's right for the environment can be right for the company's bottom line as well. NAFA Fleet Management Association recognizes the challenges fleet managers face in setting up their organization's sustainability plans and honors those who have implemented pioneering, innovative, and creative programs with NAFA's Sustainable Fleet Awards. The Association will accept award entry submissions from now until February 17, 2012.
Entrants must be Members of NAFA Fleet Management Association to qualify. Applications may be submitted by any individual who is directly employed in a vehicle management role by any company, utility, government agency, or not for profit organization in the United States or Canada. A NAFA Member can nominate themselves and/or their fleet team. Non-members, suppliers, vendors, and others may nominate NAFA Members, but the Member being nominated must sign the entry form being submitted.
Entries are judged by a distinguished panel that includes representatives from OEM manufacturers, automotive publishing companies, leasing companies, and fleet managers from both private and public sectors. The criteria for judging includes originality, innovativeness, and demonstrated accomplishment for reducing energy consumption.
2012 Sustainable Fleet Award winners will be announced during a special ceremony at NAFA's 2012 Institute & Expo. The annual conference will take place April 21-24 at the America's Center in St. Louis, MO.
Last year's Sustainable Fleet Award winners included:
• Gary Polito, Global Commodity Manager, Travel and Fleet, EMD Millipore
• Amy Leddy, Manager National Program Management, Liberty Mutual
• Angela Sherick-Bright, Acting Assistant General Manager, City of Los Angeles
• Gerry Calk, Fleet Officer, City of Austin
About NAFA's Institute & Expo
The 2012 I&E takes place April 21-24 at the America's Center in St. Louis, MO. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features over 60 hours of fleet training, education, and workshops. In addition to an Expo Floor consisting of more than 200 companies showcasing their products and services, the I&E brings back fan favorites such as the Public Safety Roadeo and the Green Zone.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA (nafa.org) is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks.