Planning your calendar for 2014? We’ve pulled together the top fleet conferences for this year to help you decide where to spend your education dollars. These meetings and expositions can broaden your perspective, offer proven solutions to similar problems faced by other fleet managers, reveal new and exciting technology offerings, and keep you up-to-date on all the significant developments in the always exciting fleet industry. To paraphrase an old Chicago saying, “Register early, and register often.”
NAFA Essentials of Fleet Management
February 18–20, San Diego, CA
July 8–10, Orlando, FL
October 10–13, Philadelphia, PA
This seminar – offered in February, July and October — teaches beginners the building blocks needed to operate an efficient fleet. Attendees will learn the fundamental principles and practices of successful fleet management, and have a great opportunity to meet other fleet professionals face-to-face.
NAFA Masters’ Seminar
February 21–23, San Diego, CA
The new Masters’ Seminar allows fleet professionals with more than five years’ experience to apply the knowledge gained through the CAFM/CAFS programs or practical experience, in a series of practical exercises. The exercises used will vary depending on the composition of the course attendees. Each exercise is designed to allow candidates to work through common fleet situations and get feedback and input from other professionals.
Green Truck Summit
March 4–5, Indianapolis, IN
The Green Truck Summit offers real-world ideas and solutions for selecting and implementing advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuels. It features presentations from technical experts, government officials, industry leaders and early-adopter fleet managers. The Summit precedes the Work Truck Show.
The Work Truck Show 2014
March 5–7, Indianapolis, IN
North America’s largest work truck event offers a once-a-year chance to see all of the newest industry products, choose from dozens of industry-focused training courses and have access to technical engineering representatives from more than 500 exhibitors. Attendees can interact with thousands of industry professionals, set up meetings with current suppliers, find solutions to resolve technical issues, and talk shop with industry peers at special events and receptions.
NAFA 2014 Institute and Expo
April 8–11, Minneapolis, MN
NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo is the largest event of the fleet management industry. It is the perfect opportunity to increase your networking power. Fleet professionals attend year after year because of I&E’s real money-saving and time-saving value: Networking with thousands of fellow fleet professionals; the latest products on the expo floor; and cutting-edge training and education. There are top speakers, special events, and more. All designed to improve your company’s bottom line.
Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) EXPO 2014
May 5–8, Long Beach CA
ACT bills itself as the nation’s largest clean fleet expo, bringing together 3,000 attendees — from fleet managers, to technology companies, OEMS, fuel providers, infrastructure developers, and policymakers. All weight classes of vehicles and fuel types are represented.
Government Fleet Expo & Conference
June 2–4, San Diego, CA
Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is where public sector fleet management professionals from every level of government connect, share ideas and learn new strategies for increasing ROI and cutting costs. GFX provides actionable solutions to the toughest challenges public fleets face. It provides an opportunity to learn from the industry’s top leaders.
June 4–5, Novi, MI
Telematics continues to transform the transportation system, fleet operations, and the experience of individual drivers. Telematics Detroit is the world’s largest conference and exhibition for the entire Telematics ecosystem. Over 2000+ executives attend, along with 100+ industry expert speakers, making Telematics Detroit the one telematics event that you cannot afford to miss each and every year.
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy
July 13–15, Orlando, FL
The third International Fleet Academy in Tucson last October was an overflow success as fleet managers from all over the globe shared ideas, learned from each other and networked. The focus is on critical issues impacting global fleets and ideas on how to create a harmonized global fleet.
2014 Fleet Safety Conference
July 22–23, Schaumberg, IL,
The Fleet Safety Conference is designed for fleet, risk, safety, sales, human resources, and EHS professionals It offers targeted education to improve the safety of all vehicle and light- to heavy-duty truck fleets.
AFLA 2014 Annual Conference
September 7–10, Las Vegas, NV
AFLA has emerged as a dynamic organization that promotes growth, expansion and professionalism within the fleet industry by providing education, research, technical standards, representation and advancement of member interests. It is a key meeting place for OEMS, fleet leasing companies, fleet managers and top vendors.
2014 ALTCAR Expo & Conference
September 19–20, San Diego, CA
As it has since 2005, AltCar offers the latest in offerings from automotive OEMs and companies large and small who are eager to offer improved alternative to existing fuels and transportation. These include hybrid vehicles as well as alternative fuels: propane, natural gas and bio diesel. AltCar claims that it offers the largest collection of these various vehicles and technologies in one place.
2014 State Fleet Managers Workshop
October — Date and Location TBA
NCSFA’s held its first fleet management workshop in 2013. Nineteen state fleets were represented as well as six university fleets, and several municipal fleets. Topics included travel optimization, GPS, risk management, implementing CNG and fleet rightsizing and vehicle replacement scheduling. These and other topics will be covered in the 2014 Workshop.
2014 National Remarketing Conference
November 13–15, San Diego, CA
NRC provides the information and tools necessary spur innovation and growth in the remarketing industry: Big ideas, market insights and in-depth presentations and conversations. The dialogues sparked during the meeting will lead to key insights into remarketing and produce solid results for your business.