PHH Energy Conference Brings Top Industry Professionals Together

PHH Arval host­ed its 21st Annu­al Ener­gy Con­fer­ence at the JW Mar­riott Hous­ton in mid-March, bring­ing togeth­er more than 70 fleet pro­fes­sion­als to explore solu­tions that are per­ti­nent to the ener­gy indus­try.

“Year after year it is reward­ing to see the ener­gy con­fer­ence unite fleet pro­fes­sion­als to address com­mon chal­lenges, iden­ti­fy new goals, and work to improve the busi­ness as a whole,” said Jim Hal­l­i­day, pres­i­dent of PHH Arval. “This remains a high­ly antic­i­pat­ed event for PHH Arval because it con­tin­u­ous­ly helps lead clients for­ward with new solu­tions.”

The event fol­lowed the pop­u­lar for­mat of the 2013 ener­gy con­fer­ence, with a pri­ma­ry focus on net­work­ing and brain­storm­ing.

Atten­dees par­tic­i­pat­ed in high­ly inter­ac­tive work­shops on top­ics of inter­est to ener­gy sec­tor fleet man­agers, includ­ing:

Get­ting Start­ed on an Alter­na­tive Fuel Pro­gram

This pop­u­lar ses­sion focused on cre­at­ing a roadmap to get an Alter­na­tive Fuel Vehi­cles pro­gram start­ed, includ­ing tips, best prac­tices, and action­able next steps. 

Using Data Ana­lyt­ics to Effec­tive­ly Man­age Your Fleet

Grap­pling with all that great data at your fin­gerips? This ses­sion focused on know­ing what data to review for the sake of ana­lyz­ing your fleet and mak­ing cer­tain that it’s oper­at­ing at max­i­mum effi­cien­cy – includ­ing what data you need, and what tech­nol­o­gy will most effec­tive­ly (and most eas­i­ly) gath­er and ana­lyze that data.

Cre­at­ing and Imple­ment­ing Poli­cies for a World-Class Fleet

Build­ing a world-class fleet pro­gram? This ses­sion focused on find­ing the right bal­ance of pol­i­cy, process, and pro­ce­dures to fit your orga­ni­za­tion. Key learn­ings includ­ed how to begin, tips for nav­i­gat­ing the devel­op­ment & approval process, and great ways to dis­trib­ute new poli­cies and ensure com­pli­ance.

Keys to Suc­cess­ful­ly Upfit­ting Your Fleet

Upfit­ting vehi­cles? This work­shop focused on impor­tant fac­tors that are nec­es­sary to con­sid­er BEFORE choos­ing a vehi­cle to be upfit­ted – includ­ing pay­load analy­sis, weight dis­tri­b­u­tion, ser­vice­abil­i­ty, com­pli­ance and dri­ver safe­ty.

Reg­u­la­to­ry Com­pli­ance

As this was by far the most request­ed top­ic by par­tic­i­pants, this ses­sion was pre­sent­ed as a gen­er­al (vs. break­out) ses­sion. This learn­ing-packed ses­sion cov­ered vehi­cles and equip­ment reg­u­lat­ed by the DOT; the impli­ca­tions of non-com­pli­ance; best-in-class prac­tices for ensur­ing com­pli­ance; and where to find the help you need.

All-in-all, it was an engag­ing, fun, and infor­ma­tive day – and every­one walked away a lit­tle more pre­pared to meet the inten­si­fy­ing demands of man­ag­ing ener­gy indus­try fleets. Kudos to PHH for putting on a great event!


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