At the Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) 2014 Meeting at the Oklahoma University Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, OK, on April 3, 2014, Kathi Croze, CEI Group Inc. (CEI) national sales manager for the government fleet market, provided case studies showing government fleets across the country that have saved time and money by outsourcing their accident management activities.
“Two of the primary reasons government fleets use CEI for collision repair services are that their repair cycle time is greatly reduced, and the data we collect and return to them is in an easily-manageable format," said Ms. Croze. "We can break down their repair costs and accident information so they know the who, what, when, where, and how much of each accident, by department. That information is very powerful to them and helps make them look good in the eyes of their management.”
A long-term veteran of the automotive fleet industry, Ms. Croze was presented last year with the Distinguished Service Award by the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators. In 2012, she was also named one of the top women in the fleet industry by the trade magazine, Automotive Fleet. She has also been a member of the NAFA Fleet Management Association for 35 years and was named its first female affiliate trustee in 2003.