Fleet management: EUFMC announces education program

Utility vehicles: Industry experts, fleets and manufacturers are set to address the theme of the 2014 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference -- Driving Fleet Value and Performance.

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Utility fleets: Industry experts, fleets and manufacturers are set to address the theme of the 2014 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference -- Driving Fleet Value and Performance. Annually, 100 fleet professionals from investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and electrical contractors from across the U.S. and Canada attend EUFMC for its comprehensive educational program.

“EUFMC is one of the only conferences that I go to annually,” said Pat Procaccini, Manager Transportation and Equipment at PSE&G. “The topics that are presented are always timely and the information provided is extremely useful. This conference also provides adequate time to network with other fleet professionals. I continue to reach out to the professionals that I meet during the conference on a regular basis to leverage their vast combined experience, to help better my organization, and to share my experiences.”

Educational sessions planned for EUFMC 2014:

CNG ­ Fact and Fiction ­ Hear the perspectives of fleet and industry experts on the facts, experiences, success and issues regarding the practical use of CNG in a utility environment. Presenters: Nina Kisch, Manager, Transportation Services, Pacific Gas and Electric; Mark S. Smith, Vehicle Technologies Deployment Manager, National Clean Cities Program, U.S. Department of Energy

Regulatory Update ­ An update covering the current focus on infrastructure, driver fatigue, alternative fuels, and how utilities can get involved to influence decisions. Presenter: Pat O’Connor, Legislative Counsel, NAFA Fleet Management Association.

Utility Safety ­ Hear from a senior fleet director about the process one utility is using to investigate and reduce recordable incidents, and lessons learned that could be used in any utility fleet. Presenter: Bob McCall, General Manager Fleet Services, Duke Energy

Tires ­ Minimizing Failures and Managing Cost ­ Listen how a fleet manager and manufacturers discuss ways to minimize tire costs with successful management programs, advancements in tire technology, tire pressure monitoring, and failure analysis. Presenters: Brian Witter, Regional Manager, SCE; Donn Kramer, Director Product Marketing & Innovation, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; Mike Hayn, Engineering Manager, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

Managing Driver Performance Information - Get expert legal advice on ignorance vs. negligence, driver behavior, and handling data being collected by telematics systems. Presenter: James Hood, Partner, The Hood Law Firm

How Do You Do It? ­ A panel of leading utilities will share their insight and the best practices they employ in their fleet operations to help ensure success with Staffing, Technician Training, Service and Repair, Planning and Scheduling Work, Vehicle and Equipment Purchasing, and Fuel Cost and Consumption.
Moderator: Bill Doggett, Manager Corporate Transportation, LGE-KU
Panelists: Dave Fisher, Fleet Manager, PNM Resources; Gregg Doeden, Manager Transportation Services, Arizona Public Service; Diana Weaver, Director Supply Chain & Fleet Operations, American Electric Power
EEI Executive Meeting on EV -- A summary of the recent meeting of utility industry CEOs on increased electrification of the utility transportation sector. Presenter: Kellen Shefter, Manager, Sustainable Technology, Edison Electric Institute

Featured Speakers
Northeast Utilities President, Electric Distribution Werner J. Schweiger will offer valuable insights to EUFMC attendees based on 30 years of utility industry experience. Currently, Schweiger is responsible for overall operations at Northeast Utilities¹ four electric operating companies that deliver electricity to over 3 million customers in 525 cities and towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Bonnie St. John, who has been called "One of the five most inspiring women in America", will bring her message of success to the 2014 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference as the dinner speaker at EUFMC on Tuesday June 3, 2104. St. John, who has been featured by national and international media and honored by three U.S. Presidents, is a highly successful Paralympics athlete, a best-selling author, a television and radio personality, a business owner, and consultant to senior Fortune 500 business executives.

Supplier Support
EUFMC is supported by suppliers who take part in a drive-through utility equipment demonstration and an exhibition of more than 60 displays of the latest equipment and services for utility fleets. In 2013, over 250 representatives from more than 95 manufacturers and service providers were in attendance.

At EUFMC 2014, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) will present its range of hydraulic and pneumatic certifications, and membership and education offerings for utility fleets and equipment manufacturers.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 61st annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference to be held June 1-4, 2014 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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