THE LOBBYING & ADVOCACY
The constantly changing political and legislative arena means AfMA Members can be confident they have an industry body which lobbies government on behalf of the fleet industry .
AfMA responds to calls for submissions on a wide variety of issues , from taxation and emissions trading to the development of safety and procurement strategies .
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Members are invited to contribute on behalf of their organisation and industry , giving unbiased and informed concerns and information which can be presented by AfMA as an independent association .
AfMA ’ s open channels of communication with industry leaders , political representatives , the media and other industry associations ensures Members are informed and aware of change .
LinkedIn is a well recognized connection portal and this allows AfMA members to connect and exchange views on many issues . Members seeking advice and information can ask a questions or contribute to other conversations thereby broadening industry knowledge and experience . Where specific assistance is required AfMA con be contacted for discrete conversations and introductions to knowledgeably members .
THE STUDY TOURS
AfMA periodically offers an International Study Tour giving individuals a unique opportunity to network with managers from Australia , New Zealand , the United States , Canada and the UK . This venture offers Members the chance to gather contacts , invaluable information and learning opportunities to pass on to their organisation and improve the performance of their fleet
Past Study Tours have visited Salt Lake City , Los Angeles , Detroit , and St Louis ( USA ), and looks toward the United Kingdom and
Europe for possible future Tours .
Whole of Life Calculator
This is an all-inclusive Whole of Life Calculator allowing Members to compare up to 4 different vehicles .
Many factors contribute to the whole of life cost of a vehicle . These include the vehicle ’ s fuel consumption , cost of fuel , kilometres travelled each year , maintenance / repair costs , tyre cost , roadside assistance , fringe benefits tax , insurance , insurance excess , remarketing costs , decommissioning costs , interest / notional interest on capital cost of vehicle and vehicle amortisation ( difference between purchase price and residual / sale value ).
The Whole of Life Calculator will provide you with the total lifecycle cost of the vehicle . This is broken down into a ‘ cents per kilometre ’ cost and a ‘ dollars per month ’ cost which can then be used to compare different vehicles or in analysing different scenarios for the same vehicle .
Collectively the whole of life cost analysis will form the basis of your vehicle replacement policy . Performance records from each make and model should be reviewed and problem models should be identified . Costs of downtime , lost productivity and the cost of alternate transport can be substantial and should not be ignored when turning over vehicles .