Strong fleet management translates into effective operations that also creates positive impacts on environmental sustainability. Effective management practices focus on driving down costs by increasing vehicle up-time through effective maintenance, effective training, carefully spec’ing and bidding vehicles and fuels, use data-driven decision-making, right-sizing vehicles, downsizing the number of units in fleets, and overall environmental sustainability. This panel will focus on these practices and others to achieve positive results through management.
Data-Driven Fleet Management
Data systems and data-driven decision-making is no longer just for the largest corporate or municipal fleets. Fleets of all types and sizes can benefit from tools and processes to gather and interpret operational data. Organizations committed to sustainability programs need data systems to measure progress toward reducing emissions and other environmental impacts. Systems can be designed flexibly so managers get exactly what they need. Data related to operator and technician performance can also increase safety and help focus training resources where they are most needed. Hear several fleet perspectives about a wide range of systems, and most importantly, how they are used to gain insights, manage assets, drive toward greater environmental sustainability, and target training needs and resources.
Peer Fleet Experiences - Efficiency Solutions for Urban Municipal, Vocational, and Delivery Fleets
Besides management and training, fuel efficiency gains are available through equipment – whether specified as part of new vehicle purchases or added after the fact. Besides data systems, solutions for municipal and vocational fleets are available to reduce or eliminate idling, electrify parasitic loads, monitor and manage tire pressure, and more. Which solutions work and achieve a reasonable return on investment for what types of fleets based on drive and duty cycles? This section will feature fleet leaders sharing their experiences and data on types of solutions they have used and results achieved in light, medium, and heavy-duty urban vocational fleets.
Efficiency Solutions for Regional and Long Distance Freight
Today class 8 over-the-road vehicles are achieving levels of efficiency that few believed was possible only ten years ago. North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) brought together visionaries from industry, government, and committed fleets to prove it was possible to double the fuel economy of class 8 – and to do so with technologies all fleets can afford. Their Run on Less® program features a relentless focus on operational and financial data, isolating meaningful impacts from specific technology solutions. Lessons learned and gains are ongoing, but today any over-the-road fleet operator can benefit. Hear and participate in a panel of fleet leaders convened by NACFE. Learn what solutions worked, a few that didn’t and why. Learn what’s coming up in the drive to Run on Less®.