FleetDrive 21 February 2020 | Page 2

Executive Summary Mace Hartley Executive Director It’s hard to believe we’re already in February 2020! AfMA is delighted to again provide FleetDrive to you as an educational resource to deepen your understanding and awareness of the issues affecting fleet management and the automotive profession. Inside this issue we look at a variety of technology, safety and efficiency improvements that are set to change our industry through 2020 and beyond. This edition includes an update on electric vehicles for 2020 and beyond, a look on the dangers of driver fatigue, a discussion on career development plus regular news from around the globe. AfMA is proud to be a leading presence for change and is committed to continuing discussions with our members about the issues being faced at ground level. We’re here to help! It’s often been said that ‘knowledge is power’ and that statement certainly rings true when it comes to fleet management, particularly in this brand-new decade of disruption. As employers we face a constant battle to educate our employees on the key topics of safety, and risk management and it’s certainly not something we can ignore. If you’re looking to provide your work health and safety committee with information that will assist their performance, perhaps guide them 2 ISSUE 21 2020 / WWW.AFMA.ORG.AU towards AfMA’s new online courses covering Chain of Responsibility, WH&S in the Mobile Workplace and Risk and Hazard Management in the Mobile Workplace. They’re only $55 each for members and participants can download resources for future knowledge. When it comes to learning and development don’t forget AfMA’s new individual supplier accreditation membership where online learning is compulsory, we have our professional development forums held across the country and our annual fleet conference & exhibition where we deliver 20 plus educational session across two days (7th & 8th May) with over 50 exhibitors allowing you to see what’s new and challenge your knowledge. Finally, we have the Swinburne Diploma of Leadership and Management that’s been contextualised for the automotive and fleet industries and given its structure, delivers an immediate ROI for your organisation. On that theme AfMA is committed to recognising innovation and excellence in Fleet Management. Our upcoming AfMA Fleet Awards (May 7) seek to identify advances in best practice in Fleet Management and to bring these to the attention of its members and the industry. Since their introduction in 1996 the awards have recognised new approaches and applications that have produced substantial reductions in costs, lowered emissions and improved safety outcomes. Have you