FleetDrive 24 - August 2020 | Page 2

Executive Summary Suppliers – doing it differently Mace Hartley Executive Director COVID-19 affects all of us differently but perhaps the largest impact is on our suppliers. This issue of FleetDrive features an update from several of our vehicle maintenance suppliers. We hear their stories and provide an update into the what the future holds for these crucial industry partners. The industry has survived the initial shock of COVID-19 and is now learning to live and adapt to this new world. While we don’t fully know how we’ll end up on the other side of this pandemic – one thing is for certain, we won’t be returning to business as normal. Whether we like it or not, routines have changed. Financially impacted businesses are adapting their strategies and priorities which may include a reduction or removal of a fleet management service. More employees will continue to work from home and video meetings will remain more convenient even once all socialdistancing rules are removed. Interstate and international travel will remain limited. It’s a different world entirely. As always, the Australasian Fleet Management Association wants to do all that we can to help you and your business through these challenging circumstances. This edition includes an update on how COVID-19 is affecting AfMA directly including our major events such as the 2020 Conference – which has been rescheduled to May 20-21, 2021. Thanks to our incredible sponsors and in particular our event partners Toyota Fleet Management Australia and Toyota Motor Corporation Australia for their continued support of this industry event. Thanks once again to our full list of sponsors and exhibitors: Aeroklas Australia ANCAP Safety ARB Corporation Ltd Autorola Australia Autosafe Industries BMW Australia Bob Jane T-Marts BP Australia Bridgestone Australia Ltd Bucher Municipal Pty Ltd Caltex CSM Service Bodies Custom Fleet Directed Technologies EROAD Euclidic Systems Geotab Grid Group Pty Ltd Hidrive Hyundai Motor Corporation Australia Inland Australia Innovation Group Intellitrac KIA Motors Australia Kids Under Cover Liberty Signs Mercedes-Benz Australia/ Pacific Pty Ltd Mitsubishi Motors Australia mycar Netstar Australia Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) Pedders Suspension and Brakes Pickles Australia Plate Marketing (myPlates) RACV Real Mounts Pty Ltd Sheen Panel Service Skoda Australia Slattery Auctions & Valuations Smartrak Sperling Enterprises Teletrac Navman Tesla Toyota Fleet Management Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited Vehicle Assessments Australia Volkswagen Group Australia Webfleet WEX Australia AfMA is investigating new ways to connect in this new world, which is why we are hosting another national webinar on Wednesday September 16 – How To Sweat Your Assets. With capital expenditure on hold, this Webinar looks to explore different ways you could sweat your assets, striking the right balance between the most 2 ISSUE 24 AUGUST 2020 / WWW.AFMA.ORG.AU