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.
Member: $199 USD
Regular: $299 USD
Registration provides access to all Virtual Fleet Management agenda sessions.
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Welcome & Introductions
Speaker(s): Steve Cole, Transportation Supervisor Ops Support Services, NW Natural
All session times are listed in Pacific time. Join us as our Program Chair, Steve Cole,Transportation Supervisor; NW Natural, welcomes everyone to the 2020 Fall Fleet Virtual Conference and learn who is in attendance.
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Vehicle Accident Investigation and Reconstruction
Speaker(s): Seth Behrens, Forensic Engineer, EFI Global, Inc.
Join us in the continuation of the Vehicle Accident Investigation and Reconstruction presentation as we learn more on the factors and variables that must be considered when it comes to vehicle accident investigations. Seth Behrens will 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
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
COVID-19 Safety Roundtable
Speaker(s): Don Ashmore, Fleet Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities, Mark Stephens, Manager Transportation Services, Snohomish County PUD, Stephen Scott, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison
Hear lessons learned and how the current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our teams and what steps did companies take to protect employees, fleets, and other assets. What is happening right now to protect employees, fleets and other assets during protest and unrest.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Service Level Agreement: Why, What, How.
Speaker(s): Julie Gomez, T&D Supervisor, Fleet Services, Tucson Electric Power, Don Ashmore, Fleet Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities, Don Ashmore, Fleet Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities
Discover how other utilities are or are not using Service Level Agreements (SLA) to manage their fleet. Learn how having an SLA can improve communication with your fleet’s internal customers.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join us as we move beyond the talk of implementing Electrification into our Fleets and hear how companies decided on a plan, what vehicles, and lessons they learned. We will also ask:
o Where are they placing new vehicles?
o What tasks are they doing with them?
o How did they come to the decision on what to bring into the fleet and how will it enhance their fleet?
o What is the life cycle cost on this purchase?
o How did they reach this direction?
o What is the alternative?
o Budget restraints previously and now with COVID-19?
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Panelist(s): Wayne Palmquist, Supervisor Fleet Operations, Portland General Electric
Speaker(s): Robert Ruiz, Principal Manager of Fleet Operations, Southern California Edison
Join us as we talk about how COVID-19 effected the Fleet community including the effect on your fleet and take-home vehicles, maintenance, and employees.
12:10 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Lessons learned (what not to do) / Open Roundtable Discussion + Wrap Up
Facilitator(s): Steve Cole, Transportation Supervisor Ops Support Services, NW Natural
Learn about what worked and didn't work from utility leaders and 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.
12:20 PM - 1:00 PM