Fleet Management (Aug 07-08)

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.

General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Dale Sevy, Manager, Fleet Services, Dominion Energy Utah

    • Program Location
    • Dominion Energy
    • 333 S. State St.
      Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    • 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 10, 2019. Registration provides access to all Fleet Management agenda items and meeting materials. Registration includes a networking dinner on Wednesday 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.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration + Networking

Arrive early to register and network with peers. Light refreshments will be provided.

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Welcome to Dominion Energy Utah
Speaker(s): Craig Wagstaff, President, Gas Distribution, Gas Infrastructure Group, Dominion Energy

Our host utility will welcome us to Salt Lake City.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Facilitator(s): Dale Sevy, Manager, Fleet Services, Dominion Energy Utah

Get to know your peers with our round-robin attendee introductions. Come prepared to share your name, company, role, and a hot topic item that is currently on your plate. 

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Renewable Natural Gas
Speaker(s): Brett Brown, Manager, Dominion Energy, Jordan Stephenson, Regulatory Analyst lll, Dominion Energy

In the session, Brett Brown and Jordan Stephenson will provide an overview of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and what Dominion Energy is doing to get RNG in their gas pipelines and distributed through their natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling stations.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker(s): Jacob Berks, Fleet Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Dale Sevy, Manager, Fleet Services, Dominion Energy Utah

In order to meet renewable energy initiatives and regulations, several utilities are turning to electric vehicles for their fleet. SMUD will share their organization's sustainability initiatives that are in place to reach their goals for the city of Sacramento and for the state of California, as well as address infrastructure challenges and the need for sufficient charging stations and parking. Dominion Energy will provide an overview of their efforts to bring electric vehicles into their fleet in both the East and in the West.

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Join us for a hosted networking dinner, sponsored by AssetWorks LLC, at Lucky H Bar & Grille in the Little America Hotel, 500 Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a catered breakfast onsite.

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Lockout/Tagout of Vehicles
Speaker(s): Gary Lentsch, CA Fleet Manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Wayne Palmquist, Fleet Supervisor, Portland General Electric, Jeffery Beach, Fleet Maintenance Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Three utilities will share their practices and procedures for OSHA's Lockout/Tagout standards to ensure the safety of their employees when working on vehicles.

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Training: "Sharks and Cars"
Speaker(s): Jeffery Beach, Fleet Maintenance Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the significant areas where liability exposure to your business is largely at the hands of your drivers. The cost for every controllable motor vehicle accident can largely be overcome by bringing employees up to speed in personal awareness and mindful driving behavior. The Sharks and Cars presentation is the first step in reacquaintance with the natural vulnerability that protected us through our evolution. Not having the genetic fears like “sharks” and “falling” creates the disconnection to modern dangers that are a product of technology. Through compelling storytelling and demonstrations, this training helps drivers understand their vulnerability to create awareness and a new culture that prioritizes the risk of driving a vehicle.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Fleet Vehicle Accident Investigation + Reconstruction
Speaker(s): Steve Tuskan, Forensic Consultant, Rimkus Consulting, Seth Behrens, Forensic Engineer, EFI Global, Inc.

There are several factors and variables that must be considered when it comes to vehicle accident investigations. Investigators rely on the electronic crash data to tell a major portion of the story. In this session, learn from the experts on what information is valuable in both supporting and refuting accident claims. For example, prior maintenance and repairs to the vehicle may have contributed to a collision. We will discuss repairs to today’s highly complex fleet vehicle systems and how improper repairs may affect vehicle driving and handling systems. Learn why gathering human, vehicle, and environmental data in a meticulous manner is imperative in determining the root cause of an incident. We will also discuss different levels of vehicle accident reconstruction as every case requires a unique approach.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

Enjoy a catered lunch onsite sponsored by GPS Insight.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Open Roundtable Discussion + Wrap Up
Facilitator(s): Dale Sevy, Manager, Fleet Services, Dominion Energy Utah

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

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 281-7899 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $209 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until July 24, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Craig Wagstaff

Dominion Energy

President, Gas Distribution, Gas Infrastructure Group

Dale Sevy

Dominion Energy Utah

Manager, Fleet Services

Seth Behrens

EFI Global, Inc.

Forensic Engineer

Steven Tuskan

Rimkus Consulting

Forensic Consultant
Learn More

Mr. Tuskan holds a Master of Technology degree in Industrial Technology from Arizona State University, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Arizona State University and an Associates degree in Engineering Science from Glendale Community College. Mr. Tuskan’s has a wide range of experience gained through positions in fleet vehicle and trailer manufacturing and forensic consulting. He specializes in the investigation, analysis and reconstruction of fleet vehicular incidents involving passenger vehicles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, pedestrians and bicycles. His range of expertise also includes construction, agriculture, industrial and specialized vehicles and equipment. Mr. Tuskan has applied his experience, education and training to incidents involving collisions, fire, maintenance, warnings and instructions, certification of vehicle components, static, dynamic and durability testing. Mr. Tuskan is familiar with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Society of Automotive Engineers Standards, and the testing required to evaluate compliance with those standards. He has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts throughout the United States in these areas.

Jeffery Beach

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Fleet Maintenance Advisor

Brett Brown

Dominion Energy


Jordan Stephenson

Dominion Energy

Regulatory Analyst lll

Gary Lentsch

Eugene Water & Electric Board

CA Fleet Manager

Wayne Palmquist

Portland General Electric

Fleet Supervisor

Jacob Berks

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Fleet Manager