Princeton, NJ, January 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Last April, NAFA handed out its first ever Green Fleet Awards in front of a huge crowd of fleet professionals proving that the time is right to reward innovative ideas that help the environment and improve overall fleet efficiency. NAFA has opened the submission process for the 2009 Green Fleet Awards and is looking forward to rewarding the best and most innovative ideas in New Orleans this April.
NAFA’s Green Fleet Awards honor fleet management professionals who have implemented pioneering, innovative, and creative programs to help with their company’s overall “going green” initiative. Four awards will be offered; two for a sedan/light-truck fleet (less than 10,000 GVWR) and two for a truck/equipment fleet. Awards will be split between mandated areas and non-mandated areas. The mandated areas category includes fleets located in EPAct and clean air mandated areas of the United States or in those located in Pollution Emission Management Areas (PEMA) of Canada. The non-mandated category includes fleets located in non-mandated areas of the United States or Canada.
The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2009. No applications will be accepted for judging after this date. There is no entry fee, but entrants must be Members of NAFA Fleet Management Association to be considered. Applications may be submitted by any individual who is directly employed in a vehicle management role by any company, utility government agency, or not-for-profit organization in the United States or Canada. This year’s winners will be honored on the Expo floor in the Green Zone of NAFA’s 2009 Institute and Expo in New Orleans held April 25-28, 2009.
Award winners will be chosen by a distinguished panel that includes judges from an OEM manufacturer, an automotive publishing company, a leasing company, and fleet managers from the private and public sectors. The criteria for judging will include originality, innovativeness, and demonstrated accomplishment for reducing energy consumption.
Last year’s winners included George Survant, Director Fleet Services for Florida Power & Light in Riviera Beach, Florida and Steve Weir, Director of the Office of Fleet for the City of New York. Honorable mentions went to Gerry Calk, CAFM, Fleet Administrator for the City of Kansas City, Missouri; Dave Meisel, Director of Transportation Services for Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco, California; Diane Lopez, Manager of Corporate Fleet & Limo for Abbot in Abbot Park, Illinois; and Suzanne Gallagher, Commodity Manager for Johnson and Johnson.
For more information or to download an entry form, visit http://www.nafa.org/greenfleetawards
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit, individual membership professional society serving the needs of members who manage fleets of automobiles, SUVs, trucks, vans and a wide range of specialized mobile equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the vehicle fleet management profession. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles – including in excess of 1.1 million trucks. In fact, NAFA Members across the North American continent have more than 350,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks in their fleets, totaling more than $21 billion dollars in assets for medium- and heavy-duty trucks alone. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org
About NAFA’s 2009 Institute & Expo
NAFA’s 2009 Institute & Expo will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center April 25-28. Global automotive industry expert, Graeme Maxton, will provide the Keynote Address. The I&E features over 60 hours of fleet training, education, and workshops; the Public Safety Roadeo and a large collection of emergency vehicles, the Green Fleet Ride-and-Drive where you can test drive various alternative fuel vehicles; the Green Zone, which contains the latest in “green” products, information, and services; and an Expo Floor with more than 150 companies showing their products and services. Future I&E locations include Detroit (2010), Charlotte (2011), St. Louis (2012), and Atlantic City (2013). For more information, visit http://www.nafaIandE.org