NAFA introduces fleet managers to clean cities tools

NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E), is founded on the mission to educate, inform, and prepare. This year’s conference takes place in Austin, TX, April 19-22 and offers educational sessions, including “Using Clean Cities Tools to Drive Alternative Fuel Implementation.”

According to NAFA, "Using Clean Cities Tools to Drive Alternative Fuel Implementation" on Thursday, April 21, will guide attendees through the tools and resources available in the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC); including the vehicle cost calculator, petroleum reduction planning tool, Idlebox toolkit, laws and incentives database, and the alternative fueling station locator. Attendees will also hear about modeling tools such as the VICE tool for natural gas and propane station development and AFLEET, which can help fleets understand simple payback and criteria and greenhouse gas emissions impacts within their operations.

“The fleet profession has proven to be a leader in the area of sustainability, and NAFA has been there to guide fleets in ways to accept this important step. NAFA’s I&E is positioned to bring attendees up-to-speed on all of what is available to them to make alternative fuel implementation a reality for them,” said NAFA CEO Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “The I&E’s reputation as ‘the event of the year for fleet professionals’ is solidly backed by the best education and information in fleet, and this session furthers that distinction.”

This session will teach attendees how to connect with the Clean Cities program; how to reduce fuel use, costs, and emissions through driver education and training; how to document successes; and how to determine what alternative fuels may be right for their fleet according to usage and region, and what grants might be available to them to seize advantages, NAFA added.

“NAFA is confident that attendees will be impressed by what they find at this year’s conference,” Russo said. “And, what’s more, they will be bringing this transformative information back to their organizations to make substantive changes and improvements.”

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