Letter from the Editor — Happy 2014!


We believe that 2014 is going to be an excit­ing year in Fleet, filled with many oppor­tu­ni­ties for us all to enhance our careers and add even more value to our orga­ni­za­tions. We sum­ma­rize 2014’s Top Fleet Con­fer­ences in Sem­i­nars & Con­fer­ences. The gold stan­dard in fleet edu­ca­tion, NAFA shows up sev­eral times on our list — for their edu­ca­tional events like their fleet man­age­ment sem­i­nars held through­out the year, and for the robust cur­ricu­lum at the annual Insti­tute & Expo (April) and Inter­na­tional Fleet Acad­emy (July).

To learn more about NAFA’s newest approach to fleet edu­ca­tion, we turned to Kate Vigneau, NAFA’s Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment Spe­cial­ist, and our inter­view with her is found in The Fleet Spot this week. We wanted to hear more about the new Mas­ters Sem­i­nar for expe­ri­enced fleet pro­fes­sion­als and how NAFA is mak­ing their Essen­tials of Fleet Man­age­ment sem­i­nar more acces­si­ble by offer­ing it at alter­na­tive loca­tions.  Def­i­nitely worth a read.

Jon LeSage, who so ably guided Fleet Man­age­ment Weekly over this past year, will now con­cen­trate his jour­nal­is­tic efforts on his own hand­some pub­li­ca­tion, Green Auto Mar­ket, as well as Auto­mo­tive Infor­ma­tion Network’s weekly Used Car Mar­ket Report, which will resume pub­li­ca­tion later this week. Since the top­ics Jon cov­ers is of great impor­tance to many in the fleet com­mu­nity, we will often look to Jon to give us his insight into emerg­ing trends in both mar­kets. We thank Jon; it is such a plea­sure to work with him.

Is there a topic you would like to hear more about, or have a sug­ges­tion or com­ment? Please email me and I will respond.

We wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Jan­ice Sutton