NAFA Opens Submissions For 2011 Goill Awards

Top Quote The deadline to submit entries for the 2011 Larry Goill Memorial Quality Fleet Management Idea Awards is Friday, February 25. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 21, 2011 - For the past 18 years, NAFA Fleet Management Association has been honoring fleet management professionals for innovative ideas that have increased productivity and created bottom-line cost savings with the Larry Goill Memorial Quality Fleet Management Idea Award. First presented in 1993, the award has since gone on to become one of the most recognized and most prestigious honors in the industry. The search is now on for ideas worthy of continuing the Goill Award's name.

    Submissions for the 2011 Goill Awards may be sent to NAFA until Friday, February 25. The awards, named after the late NAFA Vice President for Canada, will be presented at NAFA's 2011 Institute & Expo in Charlotte, NC April 9-12. Bell Canada, the corporation for which Goill worked, co-sponsors the award with NAFA.

    Recent winning ideas have included innovative uses of Internet technology; replacing traditional diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles with CNG-powered; the formation of both internal and external strategic alliances; cost and efficiency savings realized by restructuring personnel; the design of unique vehicles to meet special needs; creative lifecycle analysis and decision making; and unique hiring and retention practices.

    "The Goill Awards are an opportunity for fleet managers to get recognized for their innovation and problem-solving techniques," explained NAFA's Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "They showcase how fleet professionals turn situations into solutions. They are among the best ideas in today's fleet management profession. Based on the range of situations faced within the industry in recent years, I am sure there is no shortage of creative solutions that fleet managers will be submitting for this year's awards."

    Applications may be submitted by any individual who is directly employed in a vehicle management role by any company, utility, government agency, or not for profit organization in the United States or Canada. Eligibility is limited to persons who perform the usual and customary duties of motor vehicle fleet administration directly for the fleet operator and who are not engaged in the sale, rental, lease of, or services to motor vehicles.

    Entries are judged by a distinguished panel of experienced fleet managers from diverse backgrounds. The criteria for judging includes: originality and innovativeness; demonstrated effectiveness of the practice as documented in the entry; and applicability to other fleets.

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    About NAFA's 2011 Institute & Expo

    The 2011 I&E features over 60 hours of fleet training, education, and workshops including several brand-new sessions designed specifically for veteran corporate fleet managers. Popular events such as the Public Safety Roadeo and the Green Zone will return along with an Expo Floor consisting of more than 200 companies showcasing their products and services. In addition, several of the fleet industry's most important awards including NAFA's Sustainability Award and the prestigious Larry Goill Quality Fleet Management Idea Award will be presented during the conference as well. Official media sponsors of the 2011 I&E include: FLEETSolutions, FleetFOCUS, Naylor, International Fleet World, Automotive Digest, Canadian Automotive Fleet, CamAuto, Fleet Digest, Fleets & Fuels, Fleet Maintenance, Light & Medium Truck, and Fleet Owner. For more information, visit

    About NAFA Fleet Management Association

    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

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