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NAFA: 50 Years of Fleet Solutions

May 2007, by Phil Russo

During our 50 years, the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) has served as the fleet management community that leading fleet executives and their management teams join, growing with the industry and all its changes. We are also the association that U.S. and Canadian legislative bodies have sought for input on critical and urgent matters affecting not only fleets today and in the future, but on environmental issues and corporate concerns. NAFA is also the association with a preeminent, professional certification program, giving recognition to fleet professionals across all spectrums of industry.

Incorporated in 1957, NAFA 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 in the United States and Canada. NAFA provides its members a full range of products and services, including statistical research, monthly and annual publications, regional chapter meetings, government representation, annual conferences and trade shows, educational seminars and more.

NAFA is All Fleet
NAFA’s full members and associate members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of more than 3.5 million vehicles and pieces of equipment, accounting for more than $65 billion in assets. Our members handle fleets across today’s spectrum of industries: from the pharmaceutical industry to financial institutions, from utilities to university fleets, from law enforcement and public safety fleets to city, county, and federal fleets.

To qualify as a full member, one must be responsible for the administration of a fleet of at least 25 vehicles used by his or her employer’s sales, service, or executive personnel. To qualify as an associate member, one must report directly to a full member or administer a fleet of less than 25 vehicles.

NAFA is supported by fleet professionals who do not qualify for either full member or associate member status, yet have a great interest in the field. These NAFA affiliates represent companies that have products or services, such as vehicles, aftermarket equipment, service shops, etc., to offer to full members and associate members.

Membership provides numerous benefits, services, and opportunities, including:

  1. Full access to the NAFA Web site,
  2. Access to online searchable networking database of membership – exclusively for NAFA membership.
  3. Access to online library of resources – exclusively for NAFA membership.
  4. Subscription to Fleet Executive magazine.
  5. Subscription to FleetFocus enewsletter – exclusively for NAFA membership.
  6. Subscription to Legislative Updates e-newsletter – exclusively for NAFA membership.
  7. Free participation in online NAFA e-Communities – exclusively for NAFA membership.
  8. Local chapter membership.
  9. Member discounts on products and programs.
  10. Legislative voice.

Phil Russo, CAE, is the executive director of NAFA.

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