NAFA forms CARB Advisory Council

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The NAFA Fleet Management Association has announced the formation of the NAFA CARB Advisory Council, a new subcommittee of NAFA’s Fuels & Technology Advisory Council, to provide input to both NAFA and the California Air Resources Board on regulatory matters that impact fleet managers in California.

Within the past year, CARB has: announced that it will begin regulating the emissions of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) from electric utility equipment starting in 2011; fined several California companies for failing to inspect their diesel trucks; and held a public meeting as a first step toward the possibility of mandating fleet acquisition of hybrid trucks. NAFA says its new advisory council will establish the association as a credible source of fleet information for CARB.

NAFA says the council plans to meet with CARB leadership and staff on a regular basis and will help promote the association’s position of supporting emissions reductions and fuel efficiency instead of mandates that have no basis in fiscal reality. In addition, the council will keep NAFA members up-to-date on any new or potential legislation that could affect them.

NAFA is a not-for-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 offroad 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 aAssociate 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.