NAFA honours Western Canada Chapter Chair, Jim Laverty, for his proactive and generous spirit.
TAMPA, FLORIDA—Day two of NAFA’s 2017 I&E brought Canadian fleet professionals together to enjoy a full afternoon program focused specifically on Canadian needs and concerns.
Michael Hatch, Senior VP, Impact Public Affairs presented the Canadian Legislative Update. Hatch offered an overview of the current political climate in Canada, as well as a close look at new legislation at both federal and provincial levels.
He talked about the most recent federal budget, and explained some of the green initiatives, like new carbon taxes, that are on the agenda for the near future.
The Canadian Fleet Workshop offered the audience a close look at two timely topics. Vip Kaushal, Corporate Account Manager, Kal Tire spoke about advances in tire technologies, maintenance and safety issues, and all-weather (as opposed to all-season) tires. He explained that this new all-weather category of tires would be perfectly suitable for most fleet applications in Canada, while saving fleet managers the time and money necessary to change over tires on a seasonal basis.
The Workshop also included a presentation by Peter Nogalo, Marketing Manager, ARI. Nogalo offered the audience a thorough analysis of upcoming cannabis legislation and how it could impact fleets. He offered insight based on studies and reports from jurisdictions where the banned substance is already legal to use, both for medical and recreational purposes.
The day concluded with the FLEXY (Fleet Excellence) Awards. Canada’s own Jim Laverty, Western Canada Chapter Chair, was named “NAFA Member of the Year.”
Look for a full report in the June issue of fleetdigest.