Fleet Management (Aug 06-07)

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)
  • Don Ashmore, Fleet Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities

    • Program Location
    • Tacoma Public Utilities
    • 3628 S. 35th Street
      Tacoma, Washington 98409
    • 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 increase $100 after July 16, 2018. Registration includes access to all Fleet Management agenda items and meeting materials. Registration includes a networking dinner Monday night as well as catered breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at the meeting. Guest tickets are available for $90 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. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • 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 Amy Nye, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.


Monday, August 6, 2018

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Optional Garage Tour at Tacoma Public Utilities

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration + Networking

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome to Tacoma Public Utilities
Facilitator(s): Don Ashmore, Fleet Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities

Don Ashmore, Program Chair, will welcome us to Tacoma Public Utilities and provide an overview of current projects and initiatives for fleet operations.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Group Introductions
Facilitator(s): Don Ashmore, Fleet Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities

Get to know your peers with our round robin attendee introductions. Come prepared to share recent projects, successes, or challenges.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Training Programs

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WEI Hosted Networking Dinner

Sponsored by AssetWorks

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Vendor Showcase

This session is an opportunity for vendors to showcase their products and services with a brief presentation to registered participants of the forum. The number of companies represented and presentation time is TBD based on interest. Presenting vendors must be paid registrants. Please contact Amy Nye at if you are interested.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Benchmarking + Standardization

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Technology + Innovation

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation 5

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Open Roundtable Discussion + Wrap Up
Facilitator(s): Don Ashmore, Fleet Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities

Ask any remaining questions that were not yet discussed and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience of the group. We will also discuss what content should be part of future WEI Fleet Management programs as we set our sights on the Spring 2019 forum.

2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Meeting Adjourns

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 321-2211 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $195 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until July 16, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Don Ashmore

Tacoma Public Utilities

Fleet Manager