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NAFA: Suitability and Utilization

Choosing the right vehicles for the right jobs is an essential part of effective fleet management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many fleet managers were faced with…

NAFA: Building for the Future

Momentum continues to build with new initiatives and programs at NAFA. As we start the new year, it’s a good time to take a look at…

Fleet Insights: Moving Forward

Chris weighs in on the ever-changing EV market. I was driving to an appointment in one of the city’s electric cars in November 2023 and stopped…

Planning and Communication

In today’s challenging fleet operating environment, it’s more important than ever. There’s no question that fleet managers are facing many obstacles today. A key issue among…

NAFA: Encouraging Developments  

NAFA has seen steady progress during 2023. Despite the challenges many in our industry have and continue to face, 2023 has seen several promising developments at…

Hydrogen Considerations

Widespread adoption by vehicle fleets continues to be a challenge.  The debate about hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) being a better solution than battery electric…

Solid Steps to Fleet Electrification

Creating a sustainable and practical plan for EV adoption. The fastest-growing area of fleet management today is the electrification of vehicle fleets to meet emerging regulatory…

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Management column from fleet industry experts

With so many moving parts, fleet management has always been a challenge. Recently, however, fleet managers have been dealing with situations and challenges that have stretched both their abilities, as well as their budgets. From labour and material shortages to the unprecedented increase in the price of used vehicles, fleet managers have their hands full. In addition, these fleet management professionals have to deal with the challenges that electric cars, the EV charger networks they require, as well as the industry’s move towards hybrid vehicles and an electric vehicle fleet. Now, more than ever, fleet management professionals need insight and advice. That’s why so many fleet managers count on our team of dedicated industry experts and columnists to keep them up-to-date and informed. Our team tackles all the tough topics, from best practices when using fossil fuels to battery charging infrastructures for EVs, and everything in between. In short, our team is here to help.

Electrification

There can be no doubt that our industry is moving towards electrification. A few years ago, who would have believed that we would see electric pickup trucks and that fleets would be looking at fast charging as an option for some applications? Car ownership has changed dramatically, and fleet vehicles no longer fit a traditional mold. The automotive market is changing, and fleet vehicles are along for the ride. Auto makers are charging ahead with new vehicles, new vehicle battery technologies. From electrified passenger cars to electric buses, energy efficiency is paramount as organizations strive to combat climate change, and as they focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Vehicle maintenance & vehicle repair

As fleets undergo a modern EV conversion, and as we rely less on traditional internal combustion engines, fleet management professionals face new challenges. Switching from one fuel to another isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. Many questions need to be addressed and answered, especially when fleets reduce emissions, and when the traditional fleet owner enters a new world that’s more aligned with the views and priorities we normally see as the domain of EV owners. For instance, if fleet vehicles no longer run on diesel or gasoline, are fuel cards still necessary? How should vehicle expenses be calculated? Should fleets invest in their own battery charging infrastructure, or should they rely on public charging stations? And what will tomorrow’s vehicle preventive maintenance schedule look like? Oil changes may no longer be necessary, but what kind of EV charging and maintenance items will still be a must? While organizations like NAFA Fleet Management Association or the Supply Chain Management Association can shed light on these questions, our team of columnists and industry experts is here to make sense of all the opinions and best practices.

Fleet efficiency

Fleet efficiency has always been, and always will be, a key issue for fleet managers. Our industry is moving from traditional fossil fuels to a world where fleets can take advantage of electric cargo vans and EV heavy-duty trucks. Let us help you with this transition. The automotive world may be changing, but fleet management professionals can continue to depend on us to provide them with the informative insights they have come to expect from our team of industry experts and columnists.