FedFleet 2009 rolls into Chicago with a full agenda
Motor and aviation fleet managers of every stripe will gather in the Windy City from July 28 -30 for FedFleet 2009. Hosts of the conference and products exposition, which will take place at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and the Navy Pier, include the Federal Fleet Policy Council, the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Office of Governmentwide Policy, the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy, and GSA Fleet.
More than 1,200 federal fleet and aviation managers will take part in FedFleet 2009, as well as many state and local government fleet administrators. About 160 exhibitors will be displaying their wares and staging how-to clinics. See the following pages for descriptions of some of the cutting-edge products that will be displayed at FedFleet 2009. The exhibit hall will be at the Navy Pier in Festival Hall A.
The conference program includes GSA Automotive Federal Vehicle Standards breakout sessions as well as vendor product demonstrations and presentations. The agenda also includes several Aviation Workshop sessions and an Interagency Committee on Aviation Policy meeting.
On Sunday, July 26, a basic fleet management class will be offered. The class is suited for new federal fleet management staff as well as individuals who have not taken a fleet management refresher course in a while. The special pre-workshop session will cover virtually everything one needs to know to manage motor vehicle fleets. The session will be staged in an informal Q&A environment geared toward learning and two-way conversations. Topics covered include: fleet policies, procedures, mandates, new programs, motor vehicles and the fleet management process. Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) will be awarded to those attending the Basic Fleet Class.
FedFleet 2009 will offer at least 24 hours of continuing Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) training. Topics to be covered include Safety Management System (SMS) integration, risk management, accident investigation, human factors and safety program management.
A variety of fleet management workshops also are on tap including:
GSA Automotive Engineering: Technology and Safety Trends
The session will address the FY 2010 prospects for new product offerings, 2010 emissions regulations and the impact on vehicles with diesel engines, new propulsion systems and alternative fuel technologies.
Developing Alternative Fuel Infrastructure
One of the persistent problems agencies have meeting federal fleet requirements is a lack of access to alternative fuel infrastructure. The panel will provide strategies for addressing the challenge with speakers from Clean Cities, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Plug-In Hybrids in Federal Fleets — the GAO Perspective
The session will cover the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recent review on integrating plug-in vehicles into the federal fleet. The following review topics will be covered at the session: the potential benefits of plug-ins, factors that could delay their availability, and GAO’s recommendations to DOE and GSA for addressing the challenges that agencies face in using plug-in vehicles to further their fleet energy-conservation efforts.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Federal Fleets
ARRA provided GSA with $300 million to purchase energy efficient motor vehicles for federal fleets. How was the money spent? What is the impact of the purchase on your agency fleet and the federal fleet as a whole?
Other useful workshops planned include:
GSA Automotive: Ordering from Multiple Award Schedules 23V, 26I and 751
Fleet Fuel Cards — GSA SmartPay2 Program Update
What Is Your Personal Liability While Driving a Government-owned Vehicle?
Short-term Leasing Options
Aviation Capital Asset Planning
Several awards will be presented during the opening general session, including the Bob Baker Fleet Manager of the Year Award, which is named in honor of a founding member of FedFleet, as well as a long-time fleet manager for the Navy. The GSA and the Federal Fleet Policy Council (FedFleet) will present four fleet awards (civilian small fleets, civilian large fleets, military small fleets, and military large fleets) at FedFleet 2009. The government-wide awards were established to recognize and honor federal fleet managers who have demonstrated exceptional skills and abilities in the federal motor vehicle fleet management profession. This year, the winners will participate in a workshop to discuss their achievements.
For more information about the 2009 FedFleet program, circle 131 on the reader service card or visit WWW.GOVINFO.BZ/25756-131.
AT A GLANCE
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and the Navy Pier
Monday, July 27, 2009
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.- Welcome reception in exhibit hall at Chicago’s Navy Pier
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Exhibit hall open
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch – Manufacturers Panel
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast for exhibitors
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Exhibit hall open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast in exhibit hall
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch in exhibit hall