Looking Back at NAFA I&E 2017

Last month, fleet professionals gathered at NAFA I&E 2017 for a week of fleet education, networking, and activities. All of us at Donlen were very busy that week, with sneak preview demos of our latest innovative fleet technology, educational sessions, and NAFA’s most-talked-about event, our Totally ’80s Night concert.

We were happy to see everyone who attended our educational sessions and stopped by our booth and our event. If you were unable to attend this year’s conference, here’s a recap of all of the excitement!

Performance-driven fleet management of the future

Donlen’s team of experts took to the show floor on Wednesday and Thursday to show fleet professionals how Donlen’s innovative fleet technology can drive their fleet’s performance.

Donlen's team at NAFA 2017

Fleet professionals who visited our booth at NAFA 2017 had the chance to take our predictive, prescriptive fleet technology for a test drive. Demos available included our new FleetWeb™ Intelligence Visualization Suite, FleetWeb™ Intelligence Report Builder, DriverPoint® Telematics, Vehicle Optimization Model (VOM), Mobile Apps.

technology demos NAFA 2017Our new FleetWeb Intelligence Visualization Suite features actionable visual dashboards to help fleet managers improve their fleet’s performance with an intuitive interface that allows them to quickly view and compare performance.

Donlen’s FleetWeb Intelligence Report Builder features an interactive, customizable report building interface with true real-time data access and more than 500 data fields.

DriverPoint Telematics is Donlen’s comprehensive, proprietary telematics solution that provides fleet managers with the data they need to improve driver safety and reduce fleet costs.

Our Vehicle Optimization Model is a powerful, predictive tool that allows fleet professionals to compare the total cost of ownership data for many fleet vehicles in order to optimize vehicle selection and cycling options.

Donlen’s Mobile Apps were on display for fleet professionals to hold in their hands and experience. Fleet professionals who previewed our mobile apps were able to get firsthand experience with the new updates to our DonlenDriver™ Mobile app, which include convenient access to important documents and notifications.

We will be making more announcements about our new fleet technology soon! Make sure you stay up to date on our latest offerings by subscribing to our FridayFleet e-newsletter and following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Donlen NAFA booth

Informational sessions presented by Donlen’s experts

Donlen’s experts had the opportunity to present on several standing-room only panels during the conference. Beth Wills, director of Fleet Administrative Services at Donlen, presented the “Using Data to Enhance Fleet Policies” session alongside one of our valued partners on Tuesday, April 25. During that session, attendees learned actionable tips to help them develop and implement a best-in-class fleet policy.


Later on Tuesday, Donlen also presented the “Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on the Fleet Industry” panel. The team of experts on the panel included Donlen’s CTO, Dennis Straight, Tom Sloan, director of telematics and safety products, Devon Browne, Hertz strategic partnerships and strategy, and additional industry experts. During this session fleet professionals learned about the evolution of autonomous technology, how OEM and technology leaders are stacking up in this space, autonomous vehicle regulations, safety expectations, and the potential long-term impact for fleets.


John Wuich, CAFM®, VP, strategic consulting services, Amy Blaine, VP of analytics at Donlen, and several valued partners presented the “Using Predictive Analytics to Optimize Vehicle Replacement Decisions” session on Wednesday, April 26. During that session, attendees learned how predictive models can help fleet professionals make vehicle replacement recommendations, the factors that are most useful in predicting increased vehicle cost, and how predictive analytics can simplify the vehicle replacement decision process.


In addition, Donlen president, Tom Callahan, appeared on the FMC Executive panel on Thursday, April 27. Callahan discussed current events, for example how the new presidential administration may impact the fleet industry, and weighed in on other important fleet topics.

Donlen’s Totally ’80s Night

crowd at Donlen's Totally '80s Night

We demonstrated the future of fleet on the show floor, but once the show floor closed on Wednesday fleet professionals experienced a blast from the past at our Totally ’80s Night concert event! We hosted our Totally ’80s Night on April 26, and the event featured everyone’s favorite ’80s hits performed by the ultimate ’80s tribute band.

band performing at Totally '80s Night

The venue was packed and everyone got footloose throughout the night as the band performed classic ’80s hits from a variety of genres. When the last encore song wrapped up, the place was still full.




Thanks to everyone who attended our educational sessions, visited us at our booth, viewed one of our technology demos, and attended our Totally ’80s Night. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year at NAFA 2018!

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