Fleet Management (Feb 27-28)

This program provides fleet leadership professionals an opportunity to discuss best practices, and share new processes and technologies. Participants work collaboratively to select topics that are relevant to all organizations with vehicle and equipment fleets. Addressed are strategic questions surrounding staff management, alternative fuel technology, vehicle replacement policy, the role of fleet within an organization, and tactical solutions for managing ever-changing fleet operations and administrative functions.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Chad Barrett, Manager Transportation Engineering, Salt River Project

    • Program Location
    • Salt River Project
    • 1511 N. Project Drive
      Tempe, AZ 85281
    • Who Should Attend
      • Fleet managers
      • Fleet directors
      • Fleet administration supervisors
      • Fuel maintenance supervisors
      • All fleet professionals responsible for cost-effective fleet functions
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $349 USD
    Regular: $499 USD

    Registration prices go up $100 after February 5, 2018. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events. Guest tickets are available for $80 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Joshua Baker, Program Manager at (971) 255-4970.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Optional Garage Tour at Salt River Project

Join SRP staff early for a tour of one of their garages. Transportation will be provided from our meeting site to the garage and back.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Doors Open + Registration Check In

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome to Salt River Project
Facilitator(s): Chad Barrett, Manager Transportation Engineering, Salt River Project

A welcome from our program chair and overview of the history of Salt River Project. Hear about current projects and initiatives for fleet operations.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Group Introductions: Projects and Goals

Get to know your peers with our opening roundtable. Hear about projects and challenges faced by utility fleet professionals from across the West.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Safety Technology

Can hardware help change the habits of drivers? Salt River Project with share the results of their Mobileye pilot program. Other utilities will also share technology solutions that they are using or have tested to prevent accidents.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Training Programs

After a deep dive into two utility fleet training programs, we will close the session with an open roundtable discussion on training program issues.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WEI Hosted Networking Dinner

Location TBD
Sponsored by AssetWorks

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Garage Benchmarking + Standardization

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


From using 3D printers to drones, this session will highlight innovative projects and new tools that fleet departments are utilizing or investigating.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

EV Infrastructure

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Open Roundtable Discussion + Meeting Wrap Up

Ask any remaining questions that were not yet discussed and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience of the group. Provide input about what content should be part of future WEI Fleet Management programs.

2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meeting Adjourns

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 547-8705 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute and use the discount code ‘Fleet Management’ to receive a special rate of $219 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until February 5, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.

  • Click here to make your reservation now.

Meet The Speakers

Chad Barrett

Salt River Project

Manager Transportation Engineering