100 Best Fleets to be Recognized at NAFA I&E

For over a decade, the 100 Best Fleets pro­gram has been rec­og­niz­ing fleets through­out North Amer­i­ca.  List after list of win­ners and hon­or­able men­tions has con­tained dozens of mem­bers of NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion,  includ­ing the com­plete top ten in last year’s list.  In 2014, the award pre­sen­ta­tion will be co-locat­ed at NAFA’s annu­al Insti­tute & Expo for the first time.  This will pro­vide the award with greater expo­sure and help fur­ther NAFA’s mis­sion of ele­vat­ing the sta­tus of fleet man­age­ment.

“NAFA and the 100 Best Fleets share a sim­i­lar goal of ele­vat­ing the sta­tus of fleet man­age­ment,” said NAFA’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE.  “We’ve always been proud of our Mem­bers who have been rec­og­nized over the years by the 100 Best Fleets pro­gram.   Hav­ing the awards pre­sen­ta­tion take place dur­ing our annu­al con­fer­ence will give the awards, the nom­i­nees, and the win­ners greater expo­sure, while also adding a new fla­vor to I&E.”

The 100 Best Fleets was cre­at­ed, and is run, by Tom John­son, a fleet con­sul­tant and author.  The pro­gram rec­og­nizes and rewards peak per­form­ing fleet oper­a­tions in North Amer­i­ca by iden­ti­fy­ing and encour­ag­ing ever-increas­ing lev­els of per­for­mance improve­ment with­in the fleet indus­try.   There is no cost for fleets inter­est­ed in sub­mit­ting an entry.

“In the year 2000, after ana­lyz­ing more than 3,500 fleet depart­ments over 21 years in both pub­lic and pri­vate, I came to the con­clu­sion that the fleet indus­try was mis­un­der­stood and often dis­re­spect­ed,” said John­son.  “We decid­ed to ‘shine a light’ on all the good things fleet man­agers do and edu­cate up the lad­der so their super­vi­sors and tax­pay­ers under­stand the val­ue they pro­vide on a dai­ly basis.”

The 100 Best Fleets for 2014 will be pre­sent­ed pri­or to one of the Keynote Address­es at NAFA’s Insti­tute & Expo, held April 8–11, 2014 in Min­neapo­lis, MN.  The four-day con­fer­ence is the fleet man­age­ment event of the year with more than 60 hours of edu­ca­tion­al ses­sions, an expo floor fea­tur­ing over 250 exhibitors with the lat­est prod­ucts and ser­vices, the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Fleet Excel­lence Awards, and Keynote pre­sen­ta­tions from Peter Shea­han and Simon Sinek, two inter­na­tion­al­ly best­selling authors and lead­er­ship experts.  The annu­al con­fer­ence attracts sev­er­al thou­sand fleet man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als from through­out the world.



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