Automotive Fleet

SEP 2013

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John Fields Jr. has been hired as the new feet and safety compliance manager for OATS, Inc. in Columbia, Mo., with seven regional offces located throughout the state. FIELDS JR. OATS, Inc. is a private, not-for-proft corporation providing specialized transportation for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and the rural general public in 87 Missouri counties. Governed by a 15-member board of directors, the organization has a staff of more than 750 employees and a feet of 800 vehicles statewide. Fields has been in security management and training for more than 40 years. In addi- tion to many years in mall security, he was a former Boone County Deputy Sheriff for 13 years and served in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years. He will assume supervisory duties overseeing the statewide safety, feet, and training programs for the company. OATS, Inc. has an extensive safety program designed to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of accidents, and ensure the well-being of its riders and drivers. Fields is responsible for the company's overall safety system, including risk assessment, training, claims handling, and ensuring full compliance with Missouri Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration guidelines. AF Lynn Evans IN MEMORIAM 1954-2013 Lynn Evans, president of the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) and feet EVANS operations supervisor at Collier County, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on July 9. She was 58. Evans was a 25-year employee of Collier County Government. In addition to being president of FLAGFA, Evans was a long-time active member of NAFA and several other professional organizations. Evans will be missed by her industry peers. A statement issued by Dan Croft, feet management director at Collier County, and Vicki Duval from the City of Coral Springs, Fla., said: "She was an organizer and manager with a strong work ethic that could always get the job done, one who understood the latest and greatest in technology (and would help you with it), an 'instigator' who could bring the gift of laughter to any situation, and a 'friend' in the truest sense of the word. She was one who, just by seeing her in action, could make you realize that, 'if you could dream it, you could do it.'" ™ New Quick Check process locates repair needs in less than 3 minutes! www.hunter.com/qc SEPTEMBER 2013 I AUTOMOTIVE FLEET 61

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