NAFA and CALSTART Sustainability Sessions, Online Energy Company Adds to Management Team, Kia Sponsors Teen Driver Safety Training


NAFA and CALSTART Offering Special Sustainability Sessions
At NAFA’s 2013 Institute & Expo (I&E), which takes place April 23-26 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, sustainability education will reach a new level thanks to special sessions designed by CALSTART, an organization dedicated to the growth of a clean transportation technologies industry. The program will include the following four brand new sessions: “Alternative Fuels and High-Efficiency Vehicles – Update for Fleets” – This session will provide a valuable ten-thousand foot overview of what these technologies and fuels can mean to fleet operations. “Myths, Facts, and Misperceptions – The Straight Scoop on New Fuels and Tech” – There are many questions, myths, and misperceptions that surround advanced vehicles and fuels. “Smart Alt Fuel and Tech Choice Workshop — Making it Work for You” – As fleets implement sustainability and fleet greening plans, how do they make the best choice of fuel or technology that fits their operation, geography, and vehicle mix? “Fleet Sustainability/Greening – The Key Steps to Plan your Path” – There are smart actions that fleets can take to put them on the right path, while saving them time and money.
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Online Energy Company Pricelock Builds Management Team
Pricelock, a leader in online energy auctions, announced today that Jeff Rosenzweig, Zach Scott and Tim Leigh have joined the Pricelock team to support the growth of Pricelock’s platform for transacting energy and energy-related products including natural gas, power, distillates, coal, natural gas storage and railcar leases. “We are continuing to innovate and are filling the gap for buyers and sellers of complex physical and financial commodity products left by traditional exchanges like ICE and CME,” said Naveen Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to be joined by such a talented group of industry experts and are confident that their knowledge will bring value to our customers and drive our continued growth in this exciting and expanding market.”
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Kia Partners with B.R.A.K.E.S. on Teen Driver Safety Program
Kia Motors America (KMA) recently partnered with B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro Active Driving Course to provide more than 150 teenagers ranging in ages 15 1/2 to 19 with advanced training to respond to real-world driving scenarios. B.R.A.K.E.S., with KMA’s support — which included a fleet of 2013 Kia Rios — provided the instruction at no cost in an effort to prevent injuries and save lives by educating teens and their parents about the importance of responsible driving habits. The school offers nearly four hours of hands-on training and a very low student-instructor ratio to ensure personal attention. The curriculum includes an array of defensive driving techniques and raises awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
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