Municipal & Vocational: Peer Fleet Experiences (1 hr 15 min)
Municipal and vocational fleets have much in common. In both cases, vehicles are specified based on unique service requirements. Whether advanced or conventional, vehicles and the fuels they use must perform with 100% reliability in their required service function. Often, these applications are well-suited to advanced fuels and vehicle technologies, but in order to be successful, fleets must understand unique drive and duty cycles, maintenance requirements, and plan carefully for the refueling or recharging infrastructure needed. Like other types of fleets, costs must be contained, and management must respond to increasing demands for environmental sustainability. In this session, you will hear from fleet leaders about how they rose to these challenges in order to successfully implement a variety of advanced fuels and vehicle choices.
Moderator: Nate Shadoin, Business Development Manager, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions
Tracy Murnane, Director of Purchasing & Warehouse Operation, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Matthew Lutz, Sheriff, Muskingum County Sheriff
Kelly Reagan, Fleet Administrator, City of Columbus
Richard Battersby, Assistant Director, City of Oakland Public Works, Bureau of Infrastructure and Operations
Advancements in technologies for data capture and connectivity have impacted the fleet industry along with so many other parts of our economy and society. Managers and operators have never seen access to information and the potential for game-changing insights. But for many, it’s information overload. Administrators need strategies designed around the unique needs of their fleet so they can pinpoint specific data points, gather useful information, and work with their teams on the kinds of analyses that will enable them to achieve their goals – including greater vehicle efficiency, pinpointing maintenance needs, identifying training needs, downsizing fleet size if possible, achieving sustainability goals, or others. This session will include a combination of industry expert in the growing field of fleet analytics as well as peer fleets who have been able to apply tools and information strategically to achieve powerful results.
Moderator: George Survant, Senior Director of Fleet Relations, National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA)
Kelly Reagan, Fleet Administrator, City of Columbus
Lauren Lynch, Mechanical Engineer, Vehicle Technology Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
The logistics industry is undergoing tremendous evolution driven by changes in vehicle technologies, data and connectivity, and fuel choice. These changes are impacting every segment of the industry, but especially yard handling equipment, local and regional freight and last mile delivery. New technologies are presenting opportunities for third-party logistics providers and managers to gain competitive advantage based on how technologies can drive down costs, and the growing imperative to drive environmental sustainability into the logistics chain for shippers. Come and hear how innovative carriers, yard handlers and last mile delivery providers are leveraging new technologies to gain market advantage and drive sustainability benefits.
Moderator: Adrian Burns, Director of Columbus Region Logistics Council, Columbus Chamber of Commerce
For decades, how people got where they needed to go didn’t change much. Today, everything is changing. We see so many technology and fuel choices for yellow school buses, traditional transit buses, and a variety of passenger shuttle operations. New types of services, such as transportation network companies, car sharing, bikes and other modes are gaining traction. How are innovators behind these new options approaching overall issues of sustainability and technology and fuel choices? What options fit best with various types of services and how will these scenarios change in the future. This session will give you an opportunity to hear from a range of service providers about choices they’ve made, why they made them, how they implemented various solutions and what they’ve learned in the process.
Moderator: Katie Ott Zehnder, Vice President, HNTB
Kirt Conrad, Executive Director/CEO, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)
Tony Cademarti, Fleet Program Manager – Motor Vehicle Division Transportation Services, City of Everett, WA
Morgan Kauffman, Chief Executive Officer & Owner, Columbus Yellow Cab Company
Marcus Elliott, Manager of Parking & Ground Transportation, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 18TH
Pre-Conference Training - Next Generation Fleet Fundamentals:
Utilizing the Latest Data, Best Practices, and Platforms (1:00 - 4:30 pm)
Pre-Conference Training #1: Real-Time Data for Management Results (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
From real-time telematics on vehicles, to next generation platforms and tools for streamlining administrative, maintenance, and management processes, this session will feature experts detailing the latest tech and tools for next level fleet management results.
a) Moderator: Darryl Syler, City of Dublin, Fleet Manager (invited)
b) Maintenance Data: Marc Knight, AssetWorks, Senior Industry Consultant (invited)
c) Operational Data: Megan Allen, Geotab, EV Solutions Engineering Manager
d) Management Data: Dan Bigham, NAPA, IBS Operations Manager (invited)
Pre-Conference Training #2: Platforms to Streamline Purchasing: Eliminate RFPs, Paperwork, and More (2:15 pm – 3:15 pm)
Spec’ing, bidding, buying, maintaining, and selling assets are constants for fleet management. This session will feature expert presenters detailing the new technologies, resources, and trends available to streamline your processes, eliminate paperwork, and take asset acquisitions to the next level.
a) Moderator: Kelly Reagan, Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), Chair
b) Vehicle Spec’ing & Purchasing Options: Nate Shadoin, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, Business Development Manager
c) Selling & Disposal: Andrew Joosten, GovDeals, Midwest Sales Representative (invited)
Pre-Conference Training #3: Data-Driven Decision Making: Next Level Fleet Analysis & Planning Tools (3:30 - 4:30 pm)
Capital budgets are limited, and assets always need to be replaced. Join this session to learn about the tools and technologies available to make data-driven decisions that will ensure your fleet acquires the options to maximize operational performance and minimize total cost of ownership.
a) Moderator: Matt Stephens-Rich, Electrification Coalition, EV Specialist (invited)
b) Datalogging Options: Mary Till, Sawatch Labs, Director of Business Development