(JULY 31, 2012 – PRINCETON, NJ) – NAFA Fleet Management Association has long provided valuable benchmarking data for its Members, but the Association is now able to offer more comprehensive data for fleet managers than ever before. The first offering is Municipal Benchmark Study: PPV Marked Squad Sedan, a data analysis report from Utilimarc® consulting group provided at no cost to NAFA Members as a benefit of NAFA membership.
Benchmarking data, especially that which is often complex in its very nature, is extremely important for fleet managers. Earlier this year, NAFA announced its endorsement of Utilimarc®, a national consulting group that offers internal and external fleet benchmarking, electronic reporting, and electronic analytical tools for large diverse fleets nationwide. Utilimarc’s® data analysis helps fleet managers develop fleet performance awareness and validate fleet effectiveness. In essence, their benchmarking data is a key to maximizing revenues while reducing costs.
"NAFA has a need to provide access to benchmarking data for its members," said NAFA’s Executive Director Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "As fleet managers began requesting more specific and complex data, we began to seek out sources for such data. After a comprehensive review process, we came to the conclusion that Utilimarc’s® in-depth benchmarking databases and services met all of the criteria and guidelines set by NAFA. Their products are outstanding and truly one-of-a-kind.”
The Utilimarc® methodology helps to enhance fleet operations by allowing the user to compare fleet performance internally between departments or agencies or externally to their peers by measuring important fleet data such as equipment age, mechanic wages, vehicle utilization, and more. The data helps the user develop electronic reports such as cost per mile, underutilized equipment, and operating costs, while formulating the ideal lifecycle modeling using the Utilimarc® lifecycle model and electronic analysis.
To view the report, NAFA Members should log into their NAFA membership account and then choose “Benchmarking Data” from the RESOURCES pull down. The direct link is: http://www.nafa.org/utilimarc
NAFA is the world’s premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org