Princeton, NJ, January 30, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- NAFA has opened the submission process for its annual Sustainable Fleet Awards (formerly known as the Green Fleet Awards), which honors individuals who have implemented pioneering, innovative, and creative programs to help with their company's overall sustainable or green initiative. The deadline for submissions is February 26, 2010 and awards will be presented during NAFA's 2010 Institute & Expo in Detroit April 24-27.
"The Sustainable Fleet Award goes to those whose sustainable practices are providing for the sustainability of the environment for future generations," explained Stephen B. Russell, Alternative Transportation Program Coordinator for Massachusetts Clean Cities and Chair of NAFA's Fuels & Technology Committee.
Four awards will be handed out -- two for a sedan/light truck fleet and two for a truck/equipment fleet. Awards are offered for those in mandated areas and non-mandates areas.
* Sedans/light truck fleets with trucks less than 10,000 GVWR located in EPAct and clean air mandated areas of the U.S. for clean air, or in Pollution Emission Management Area (PEMA) mandated areas in Canada.
* Truck/heavy equipment fleets located in EPAct and clean air mandated areas of the U.S. for clean air, or in Pollution Emission Management Area (PEMA) mandated areas in Canada.
* Sedans/light duty fleet located in non-mandated areas of the U.S. or Canada.
* Truck/heavy equipment located in non-mandated attainment areas of the U.S. or Canada.
Entrants must be members of NAFA Fleet Management Association to qualify. 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. A NAFA Member can nominate themselves and/or their fleet team. NAFA Members and Affiliates may nominate other fleet managers for their work in this area; however, such nominations must be verified by the person being nominated.
Entries are judged by a distinguished panel that includes representatives from OEM manufacturers, automotive publishing companies, leasing companies, and fleet managers from both private and public sectors. The criteria for judging includes originality, innovativeness, and demonstrated accomplishment for reducing energy consumption.
For more information, visit http://www.nafa.org/sustainablefleetawards.
About NAFA's Institute & Expo
The 2010 Institute & Expo coincides with the rebirth of the American car industry and marks the first time in more than 20 years that NAFA has held its annual conference in Detroit. The conference includes several enhancements designed to guarantee that the conference remains the industry's leading event of the year. Over 60 hours of fleet training, education, and workshops will take advantage of revised scheduling to offer attendees a better use of their time; popular events such as the Public Safety Roadeo, Ride-and-Drive, and Green Zone will return along with a new and improved Expo Floor featuring more than 200 companies showcasing their products and services; and top fleet industry awards by NAFA, Automotive Fleet, Business Fleet, and Fleet Financials will be presented during the conference as well. Future I&E locations include Charlotte (2011), St. Louis (2012), and Atlantic City (2013). For more information, visit http://www.nafaIandE.org
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world's premier non-profit 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 across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org