FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (Oct. 21, 2010) ‘ Fleet managers can learn how to dramatically improve operations, productivity and financial performance at the newly expanded Fleet Management Symposium during The Work Truck Show® 2011.
The Work Truck Show 2011, North America’s largest vocational truck event, is held in conjunction with the 47th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, March 8–10, 2011 (Convention, Green Truck Summit and educational programming begin March 7). The Fleet Management Symposium runs from 9:00am’4:00pm Monday, March 7, and continues on March 8 from 9:00am’12:00pm. The Symposium had been offered as a full-day session at The Work Truck Show for the previous six years.
‘The Fleet Management Symposium has been extremely popular with fleet managers from a wide variety of industries,” explains Steve Sill, NTEA convention chairman and president of Aspen Equipment Co. (Bloomington, MN). ‘But we received a lot of feedback that the participants would like more time to really drill down into the strategies and techniques being presented. As a result, we’ve added another half day and new content to the program this year.”
The Symposium focuses on best practices and strategies for vocational fleets of all sizes. It teaches fleet managers how to:
· Reduce capital and operating budgets by 25% in 12 months.
· Apply 20 benchmarks with more than 100 performance measures.
· Implement new fuel, shop, and parts management models.
· Cope effectively with shop-parts skills shortages.
· Compute the 12-step fully loaded labor rate.
· Calculate optimum fleet staffing levels.
· Make shop labor insource/outsource decisions.
· Implement fleet management software.
· Apply remote GPS tracking and onboard monitoring to manage work crews and fleet assets.
· Specify work trucks to achieve lowest total owning/operating cost with the highest productivity.
Fleet managers attending the Symposium will receive the FleetWhiz