AfMA Fleetdrive Issue 8 | Page 2

Executive Summary Mace Hartley Executive Director It’s been an amazing few months at AfMA, as we continue to educate and inform our members on the importance of fleet management. The highlight for us recently was the successful running of our annual Fleet Awards, held again this year at Sydney’s Doltone House near the harbour. The night saw over 150 key delegates and representatives from among our corporate, supplier and general members come together to network and celebrate fleet excellence. There was a wonderful atmosphere among the room and a fantastic performance by The Diamonds certainly got the room rocking! We were delighted to present our Fleet Manager of the Year Award to Peter Armour from Life Without Barriers which was sponsored by Teletrac Navman. In Peter’s leadership, the Life Without Barriers team has been able to in-source its entire fleet from an out-source setup and has significantly reduced the organisation’s fleet models from 36 to a streamlined 10 vehicles. Well done Peter! The Tourism Holdings Australia team, led by Nicky Bree were winners of our Fleet Safety Award sponsored by ANCAP. The team were rightfully recognised for their amazing work within the telematics area, which has helped see a huge drop in road accidents and an 84% reduction in speeding incidents across the fleet. Our Fleet Environment Award winner was Churches in Christ in Queensland led by Richard 2 ISSUE 8 2017 / WWW.AFMA.NET.AU Schuster, sponsored by Tyre Stewardship Australia. The team has set out to achieve ambitious environmental targets, which has seen overall emissions drop from 224 g/km to 182 g/km across the fleet and electric vehicles now in regular use across the organisation. We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who submitted a nomination and encourage people to start thinking about nominating their organisation for recognition for our 2018 Fleet Awards. We would also like to acknowledge our sponsors Teletrac Navman, ANCAP Safety, Tyre Stewardship Australia and Kmart Tyre and Auto Service for their contributions to the event. AfMA’s commitment to education continues with Sydney and Melbourne both running accredited courses of Diploma of Leadership and Management. Our Sydney cohort is set for completion by October 5, with our Melbourne group set to finish formal classes on February 8, 2018. If you are interested in developing your leadership skills within the automotive sector, we encourage you and your employer to consider this course in the future. This issue of FleetDrive takes the opportunity to showcase our deserving award winners as well as provide an insight into autonomous vehicles from an insurance and safety perspective with RCAR and IAG’s Robert McDonald, as well as an inside look at this year’s Miami study tour from AfMA President Lee Sauerwald.