NAFA’s Institute & Expo Hits The Target Of Topics That Matter Most

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NAFA’s Institute & Expo Hits The Target Of Topics That Matter Most

(APRIL 11, 2016 — PRINCETON, NJ) – Today’s top commercial fleet concerns range from cost-containment mandates to procurement’s growing influence. Taking place April 19-22 in Austin, Texas, NAFA’s Institute & Expo’s program is packed with educational sessions addressing all the top concerns, while bringing together the largest gathering of fleet professionals. With a full roster of education sessions devoted to answering the questions of fleet managers, the I&E agenda hits the target for knowledge and education, for best practices, for regulatory awareness, and for that career edge that is so critical in today’s workplace.

A recent article in an industry journal noted the top thirteen trends in commercial fleet management, namely: cost-containment mandates; ongoing concerns about safety; new-vehicle ordering challenges; chassis allocation issues; shifts in segment preferences; procurement’s growing influence; interdepartmental friction; the risks of fuel cost complacency; forthcoming softer resale values; reimbursement initiatives; issues with SCR emissions systems; too many regulations; and technology as a change agent.

Right down the line, NAFA’s I&E offers a packed educational event with multiple sessions addressing each of these needs. What’s more, NAFA’s I&E cuts to the heart of nearly every major area addressed in  major fleet publications, and covers subjects that NAFA members cite as “concerns that keep fleet managers up at night.” There is no other education and networking event as current or as thorough as NAFA’s I&E.

“NAFA consistently keeps the pulse of the fleet profession and knows how to respond quickly with tools and resources to answer those tough questions,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “The Institute & Expo is developed by fleet professionals for fleet professionals. What are your concerns? What are your goals? How can NAFA be everything you need to resolve those questions? NAFA’s I&E brings clarity and resolution to all who attend.”

NAFA’s Institute & Expo sessions include: Fuel Savings; Root Causes of Crashes; Beyond RFP: Sustaining Partnerships with Strategic Sourcing; Driver Monitoring; Using Clean Cities to Drive Alt Fuel Implementation; Global Safety Guidelines; Enhancing Officer Safety Behind the Wheel; Regulatory Compliance at the Federal & State Levels; DOT Rules & Regulation Compliance; Safety & The Generation Gap; Negligent Entrustment; and much more spanning four days of impactful and insightful fleet information.

NAFA’s Institute & Expo is the premier networking event in the industry, showcasing the best in fleet with the Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs); networking-devoted receptions; the largest and best-attended exposition floor in fleet; and many opportunities that are brand-new to the conference in 2016.

“NAFA is confident that attendees will be impressed by what they find at this year’s conference,” concluded Russo. “And, what’s more, they will be bringing this transformative information back to their organizations to make substantive changes and improvements. The answers business professionals have been seeking are right here at NAFA’s I&E.”

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About NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA is the 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 in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50-billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100-billion each year.

NAFA’s members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information visit

About NAFA’s Institute & Expo

The 2016 Institute & Expo takes place April 19-22 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features fleet training, education, and workshops; and an Expo Floor consisting of more than 200 companies showcasing their products and services, including the Expo Floor Green Zone, showcasing the latest products and services touting sustainable practices. The International Fleet Academy pre-conference event on April 18, 2016 offers comprehensive insight into the world of global fleet management. For more information visit

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