George Survant has joined the work truck association NTEA, and left his role as senior fleet director of Charter Communications, where he was honored as Professional Fleet Manager of the Year.

Survant will take the role of senior director of fleet relations with the association that hosts the Work Truck Show every March in Indianapolis. He will work as a full-time NTEA employee with Christopher Lyon, the NTEA's director of fleet relations, to serve truck equipment distributors, manufacturers, and fleets.

"Welcoming George to the team expands our ability to connect with commercial fleets across North America," said Steve Carey, the NTEA's executive director. "His proven expertise brings valuable perspective which will be a tremendous asset to our entire membership and the industry at large."

Survant was named the AF Professional Fleet Manager of the Year for 2016. At the time of his award, he was responsible for fleet strategy at Charter Communications in Charlotte, N.C. He became part of Charter Communications when the company purchased Time Warner Communications in early 2016. He joined Time Warner four years before, and has been in the fleet industry for 40 years.

Survant has also been awarded Vocational Fleet of the Year from Fleet Owner Magazine, NAFA Green Fleet Award, Blue Sky Award, and the National Biodiesel Board's Eye on Biodiesel award.

He has spoken in many industry forums; published articles on fleet management, alternative fuel vehicles and crane safety; and actively contributed to organizations such as CALSTART, Electrification Leadership Council, Ford Advisory Board and NAFA Fleet Management Association.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet