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Inaugural Fleet Visionary Award Celebrates New Voices

June 22, 2016

Do you know or are you a fleet professional with less than 10 years in the industry who is already making a difference? Sponsored by Merchants Fleet Management, the Fleet Visionary Award is designed to recognize these new voices in Fleet Management.

Celebrating new voices in fleet management, the Fleet Visionary Award is open to any fleet professional (fleet manager, fleet analyst, fleet executive, etc.) with 10 years or fewer in the industry with a commercial fleet of 50 vehicles or more. A fleet visionary is someone who has brought a new perspective to running a commercial fleet with the result that the fleet is more operationally efficient, cost-effective, safer, or any combination of these by introducing new methods, efficiencies, and/or technologies.

The Fleet Visionary may or may not be a fleet manager, but has taken an active leadership role as a new voice in the company's fleet organization to promote and champion innovation even in the face of internal or external opposition. The visionary isn't just someone with a good idea. He or she is part salesman, part number cruncher, part coach, part quarterback — able to both inspire and get things done. A fleet visionary is passionate and practical.

To nominate someone (self-nominations are permitted), clearly state why the nominee is a visionary, bringing a new voice and perspective to fleet challenges in 250 words or fewer by filling out the form here.

Nominations must be submitted by close of business (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, July 20.

A total of 20 awardees will be selected and will be recognized during the upcoming Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) in October, and will be profiled in a future issue of Automotive Fleet. The applicant standing out above the rest will be named Fleet Visionary of the Year.

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