Effective fleet management takes center stage in Phoenix for FedFleet 2010
Vehicle and aviation fleet managers representing several levels of government will meet from July 13-15 at the Phoenix Convention Center for FedFleet 2010. It is the 10th National Motor Vehicle and Aviation Workshops and Exposition. The host hotels are the Hyatt Regency Downtown and the Wyndham Phoenix.
FedFleet 2010 will include GSA Automotive Federal Vehicle Standards breakout sessions and vendor presentations. The agenda also includes aviation and boat workshop sessions, an Interagency Committee on Aviation Policy meeting, and an all-day Basic Fleet Management class. A variety of automotive procurement and aircraft-related educational sessions are also on tap.
The Federal Fleet Policy Council, GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy, and GSA Fleet are hosting the FedFleet 2010 conference and products exposition.
Useful education sessions
On Tuesday afternoon, July 13, George Schaubhut will discuss “Green Vehicle Acquisitions 101: Green Vehicle Acquisition Basics.” Course 101, which is part of a three-course track, offers facts on green vehicle acquisitions. The course will cover federal vehicle acquisition requirements, including purchasing advanced technology vehicles from GSA via AutoChoice and how EISA Sec. 141 will impact an agency’s fleet acquisitions. Other topics will include the Energy Policy Act (EPAct 1992) AFV acquisition requirements and defining “AFV.”
Also on Tuesday afternoon, Brent Watson will present a session called “Law Enforcement / Emergency / Special Purpose Vehicle Upfits.” The workshop will explain how federal agencies can validate mission requirements, incorporating them into vehicle designs and move toward standardized fleets. Fleets that are standardized have simpler maintenance requirements, permit uniform training and allow for better asset acquisition and disposal planning. Attendees can use the knowledge gained from this session to optimize the value of their fleet assets.
On Wednesday afternoon, July 14, Karen Kirk and Alexander Sinclair will offer a presentation titled, “Distracted Driving: Getting the Word Out to Your Drivers.” The session will cover Executive Order 13513, “Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving,” that was signed by President Obama on Oct. 1, 2009. According to the presenters, “With nearly 3 million civilian employees, the federal government can and should demonstrate leadership in reducing the dangers of text messaging while driving.” The presentation will show government fleet managers how to incorporate the mandates of the Executive Order into their agencies, and how to get the information to agency drivers.
Also on Wednesday, speakers Ryan Daley and Ted Sears will offer a program titled, “Foundation for Success: Building Fuel Infrastructure Partnerships.” The session will highlight opportunities to improve the availability of alternative fueling infrastructure to federal fleets. Speakers will discuss current collaborative efforts between federal fleets, state and fuel provider fleets, the Clean Cities organization and alternative fuel providers. The partnerships, according to the speakers, can help attract alternative fuel infrastructure investment.
Steve Gilliland presents two workshop sessions on Thursday morning, July 15. Steve has an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation. His motto is, “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” Implementing that principle, he has helped people grow their businesses and expand their lives by teaching them to rethink their work, their relationships and themselves. According to Steve, if individuals continually learn more about their organizations, customers and themselves, they will always attain leadership roles. He advises his audiences that they can be difference-makers by being purpose-driven rather than process-driven.
He is one of the 7 percent of speakers in the world, among the 5,000 who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers, to hold the designation of Certified Speaking Professional. He has also been recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals. His entertaining and interactive style helps audiences connect and relate as he shows them how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. Attendees will leave with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and an understanding of things that really matter. Steve not only challenges people to change — he motivates them to do so.
Discovering the Magic and Power of WE
9:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level have difficulty recreating what accounted for their success. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it chemistry? In this session Steve shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for the success of attendees’ organizations and agencies.
Maximizing Your Potential
11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
In his down-to-earth, humorous style, Steve shares fresh perspectives and practical strategies to help people and organizations improve their performance and create their own compelling future. Steve offers personal anecdotes and tools to meet and defeat the challenges in life, and reveals what it takes to perform better and more consistently.
Another speaker, Ron Dixon, will take part in the Fleet Manufacturers Panel on Tuesday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dixon has worked for General Motors for 33 years in various sales management positions, and currently serves as the manager for General Motors Government Sales. Dixon also will participate in a Manufacturers Panel Q and A on Tuesday from 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., where he will talk about GM’s latest fleet offerings.
AT A GLANCE
Phoenix Convention Center
Monday, July 12, 2010
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome reception in exhibit hall
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Exhibit hall open
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch — Awards Presentation
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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 for attendees
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch in exhibit hall