This track will equip fleet and facility managers with tools to make their fleets more efficient and resilient. The track will focus on navigating federal regulations, fleet experiences with FleetDASH and FAST, cyber security issues, and exciting, new technologies like hydrogen fuel cells, electric vehicle supply equipment, telematics, and autonomous vehicles. Explore the sessions below:
Fleet Laws and Regulations
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: Operating your fleet within the federal regulatory framework can be challenging, but understanding the relevant laws can help. Gain clarity at this session on what it takes to comply. We will focus on reducing vehicle fleet petroleum consumption, increasing alternative fuel use, and improving fleet resilience.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Most fleets are currently focused on plug-in electric vehicles, but hydrogen offers another option for electrification using fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are no longer vehicles of the future—they are available today. A team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will discuss developments in the fuel cell industry, fueling, vehicles, and where it sees the fuel cell industry heading.
Telematics Framework for Federal Agencies
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: The U.S. Marine Corps is a leader in the federal government in the deployment of telematics, with 10 years of experience. It has taken another step forward by working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a guide to using telematics data to improve fleet efficiency and save agencies money. This guide can serve military and civilian fleet managers as they deploy telematics in their own operations.
The Future of the Auto Industry: An OEM Perspective
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 8:30am – 10:00am
Description: The automotive industry is evolving rapidly with the development of electric vehicles and autonomous driving. Hear from the automakers about the future as they see it and what that means to fleets everywhere.
Electric Vehicle Charging Installation and Facility Integration
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are joining forces to examine electric vehicle opportunities, where to locate electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), and how to integrate EVSE into energy management plans at three military bases on one island in Hawaii. Come learn how to apply this experience to your own facilities, regardless of your location.
Vehicle Cyber Security
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Vehicle system vulnerabilities to cyber-attacks cause concern to drivers and fleet managers everywhere. As vehicles become more advanced, cyber security becomes more important. Come pop the hood on vehicle cyber issues, and learn what industry, the federal government, and national laboratories are doing to make drivers safer.
Asset Level Data Reporting
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: Federal fleet reporting is undergoing its largest upgrade since the year 2000. A team from the Idaho National Laboratory, General Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Treasury will discuss the implementation of vehicle asset-level data reporting. Ask you questions here for answers from the system’s architects and the first agency to report asset-level data successfully.
Vehicle Allocation Methodology
Date: Thursday, August 17, 8:30am – 9:30am
Description: The General Service Administration and Mercury Associates have partnered to help agencies reach their optimal fleet size. This workshop covers updates to vehicle allocation methodology (VAM) requirements, lessons learned, and best practices gleaned from years of VAM experiences. Mercury also reveals how it reaches down to where the rubber hits the road for VAM studies. This workshop is for attendees at all levels of fleet management, from the field to the agency fleet manager.
Date: Thursday, August 17, 9:45am – 11:15am
Description: The Fleet Sustainability Dashboard (FleetDASH) can help you identify practical strategies for increasing alternative fuel use by influencing driver behavior and properly placing alternative fuel vehicles. Come learn the nuts and bolts of using FleetDASH and hear from an agency that has used it to dramatically increase its alternative fuel use.