Contact: Carlos Oropeza
Donlen Director, Marketing
847-412-5240
coropeza@donlen.com

Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association
609-986-1063
ddunphy@nafa.org

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — Donlen, the fleet industry’s most customer-centric and technically integrated provider of financing and fleet management solutions, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the NAFA Fleet Management Association to offer CAFM® certification to Donlen representatives.

Acknowledging the benefits of NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) program as the industry standard in fleet education, the agreement with NAFA will enable Donlen representatives to take advantage of CAFM certification enrollment and exams at a discounted rate, increasing the amount of Donlen CAFM experts. Certification identifies and recognizes exceptional fleet management professionals.

“Donlen is a leader in fleet management because of our commitment to excellence and customer service. NAFA’s CAFM program is key to achieving that excellence,” said Jeff Lucas, Donlen senior vice president, customer experience and contact center operations. “We are pleased to participate in NAFA’s Certified Automotive Fleet Manager program to continuously improve the knowledge of our employees and leverage high-level education for the benefit of our customers.”

“NAFA is pleased that Donlen has recognized the value and career-changing benefits of CAFM education and certification,” said NAFA CEO Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “The association is constantly refining the CAFM curriculum to ensure it provides the most relevant and current fleet education. Donlen’s partnership confirms that value and will enable Donlen’s representatives to benefit from CAFM education.”

The CAFM designation identifies excellence in fleet knowledge, and is the only certification program that proves an individual’s expertise in fleet. To become certified, an applicant must pass a series of comprehensive examinations to demonstrate expertise in the eight disciplines of automotive fleet management: Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Vehicle Fuel Management, Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Risk Management, and Professional Development.

“CAFM is the proven mark of excellence in, and knowledge of, the most-current fleet practices,” said Russo. “Partnerships — like ours with Donlen — further illustrate how pivotal professionals with the CAFM designation are to fleet.”

Find out more about the CAFM certification program at: www.fleetcertification.org

About Donlen

Donlen develops the fleet management industry’s most innovative technology solutions and offers a proactive, hands-on approach to customer service. For more than 50 years, Donlen has empowered its customers to focus on their core business and drive continuous improvement in their fleet’s operational and financial performance. Headquartered in Bannockburn, Ill., Donlen is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings. For more information about Donlen’s best-in-class fleet management solutions, visit www.donlen.com

About NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA is the 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 in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100 billion each year.

NAFA’s members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information, please visit http://www.nafa.org.