Utility vehicles: Registration is now open for the 64th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference: June 4-7, 2017 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia. At EUFMC, meet with over 300 representatives from more than 100 manufacturers and service providers as well as over 100 utility fleet professionals. In 2016, the conference set a new attendance record by bringing together 125 fleet representatives from 70 companies.
Fleets attending EUFMC:
• Collectively spend over $2.75 billion on vehicles annually.
• Operate, manage and maintain nearly 150,000 vehicles and an additional 73,000 pieces of equipment. Included are almost 93,000 trucks, more than 23,000 bucket trucks and over 23,500 service vehicles.
• Employ more that 3,800 technicians and spend over $1.3 billion annually on labor, parts and fuel.
Inspiring Excellence in Utility Fleet Professionals, a comprehensive educational program that will feature presentations by fleets, industry experts and manufacturers is being planned for the 64th annual EUFMC. The EUFMC Board of Directors develops the annual conference General Session based on input from attendees. Topics in the 2017 EUFMC General Session agenda include:
• Regulatory & ANSI Updates
• KPIs & Reporting
• Technician Training and Development & Retention
• Predictive Maintenance
• Fleet Electrification
• Safety: A Utility Perspective
• Safety Systems for Fleet Vehicles
• Legal Issues
• Class 5 Truck Outlook
Keynote Speaker: Lloyd Yates, executive vice president of customer and delivery operations for Duke Energy will address attendees at EUFMC 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Yates will offer his knowledge and expertise to EUFMC attendees. At Duke Energy, Yates is responsible for customer-facing operations, the company’s electric distribution system, and planning for grid investments. He also serves as president of Duke Energy’s Carolinas Region, with responsibility for the profit/loss, strategic direction and performance of the company’s regulated utilities in North and South Carolina.
EUFMC Roundtables where fleet executives address common challenges by sharing best practices and working with suppliers to find solutions cover discussion topics from member surveys. In the past, subjects have included telematics, parts, roadside assistance, KPIs, fleet information systems, alternate fuels and fueling practices, truck lifecycle replacement, hydraulic and fiber optic/electric controls, outsourcing maintenance, technician training and apprenticeship programs, DOT compliance, tracking downtime, and many more fleet management issues.
The EUFMC Utility Equipment Demonstration features more than 60 educational and technical presentations by suppliers detailing the design features, specifications, capabilities and benefits of their latest technologies for electric utilities. The event also includes an equipment show that is the site of over 60 displays.