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Plug-In 2010 Conference & Exposition

7/26/2010 - 7/29/2010

Plug-In 2010 Conference & Exposition
San Jose Convention Center, Calif..

Get on the cutting edge of current and future plug-in hybrid and electric transportation technologies by attending and exhibiting at the Plug‑In 2010 Conference & Exposition – an interactive international gathering of automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, electric utilities, government agencies, the environmental community and academia.

Unparalleled breadth and depth of content will make every breakout session similar to a mini-trial on the topic - delivered right from the working experts.

The conference will cover all critical areas of plug-in vehicles including batteries, vehicles and infrastructure, and discussions will be structured around technology aspects, market research, policy initiatives, and commercialization.

Don’t miss attending the 2010 event!


Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX)

6/21/2010 - 6/23/2010

June 21-23, 2010
Austin Convention Center, Hall 1
500 E. Cesar Chaves Street
Austin, TX 78701


2010 NAFA I&E Conference

4/24/2010 - 4/27/2010

April 24-27


National Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) Fleet Summit


National Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) Fleet Summit
Louisville, Ky.


2010 Propane Engine Fuel Summit


Today, propane fuels more than 14 million on-road vehicles worldwide. Clean-burning propane is an increasingly attractive, cost-saving alternative to gasoline and diesel for business fleet owners. It is the third most commonly used engine fuel, after gasoline and diesel in the United States.

The 2010 summit will bring together leading manufacturers of vehicles, dispensing equipment, fuel tanks, and turnkey operations as well as government officials to discuss propane as a vehicle fuel. Attendees and online viewers will hear directly from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Roger Howsmon, chief marketing officer at Blue Bird Corp.; Kent Tyler, president of Collins Bus; and Roy Willis, president and CEO of PERC. They will also hear from customers already using the new technologies in their fleets and businesses.

Working in partnership with OEMs, producers, and suppliers, PERC has made a significant commitment to funding propane-fueled products. The summit will emphasize the propane industry's research and development efforts to bring more propane powered products to the market. On-road vehicles include propane-fueled school buses, police cruisers, and taxicabs. Commercial off-road propane applications include forklifts and lawn mowers.

Sponsors of the 2010 Propane Engine Fuel Summit include Roush Performance, AmeriGas, Ferrellgas, Heritage Propane, and the Virginia Propane Gas Association.

Participating in the summit will be representatives from Toyota, Mitsubishi, Caterpillar, Kohler, Dixie Chopper, Ferris, Cub Cadet, Lehr Industries, EnviroGard, and other firms.

Registration for online participation is free but required; sign up by visiting  

Organizing support for the 2010 Propane Engine Fuel Summit is being performed by theSales.NetWork. Founded in 1998, theSales.NetWork is a Chantilly, Va.-based strategic marketing company offering a wide range of business and media services including live Webcasts.


Bobit Business Media and the National Auto Auction Association Present the 2010 Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR)

3/3/2010 - 3/4/2010

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
March 3-4


2010 International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Roundtable


Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
March 3


National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

2/7/2010 - 2/10/2010

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
February 7-10


Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) Conference & Expo

1/26/2010 - 1/28/2010

Washington D.C. Convention Center
January 26-28


North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)

1/11/2010 - 1/24/2010

January 11-24
Cobo Center Detroit


Los Angeles Auto Show

12/4/2009 - 12/13/2009


Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Weekdays: 11am – 10pm
Saturdays: 9am – 10pm
Sundays: 9am – 8pm

The show entrance closes one hour prior to the show closing.


Adults: $12.00 (cash only)
Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult!
Seniors (65+): $8.00 Weekdays only. (cash only)

Ticket sales close one hour prior to show closing each night.


Starting in November, $2 off discount coupons will be available at participating LA area new car dealerships. Discount coupons are valid weekdays only.


Group ticket rates are available on purchases of 50 tickets or more. Tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting Show Management at (310) 444-1850.


2009 Fuel Cell Seminar & Expo

11/16/2009 - 11/19/2009

Location: Palm Springs Convention Center



HTUF 2009 National Conference

10/27/2009 - 10/29/2009

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta GA

Fees: CALSTART Members $350, Non-members $350, Fleet $400

*There will also be a Ride & Drive, along with exhibits of the latest hybrid technologies and vehicles.

For more information contact Debby DuBose or Sean White at (626) 744-5600 or visit


Green Fleet Conference

10/19/2009 - 10/20/2009

Attend the Green Fleet Conference 2009, October 19-20, Chicago
Where Fleet Professionals Discuss Real Green Solutions
Register Now! Visit or call 800-576-8788 for more information.


National Conference State Fleet Administrators

9/27/2009 - 10/2/2009

CHICAGO — In 2009, the NCSFA Conference and Trade Show will be held at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in the Chicago, Illinois area.

NCSFA provides its members with proactive networking and political forum, bringing State Fleet representatives together to educate, inform, problem solve and instruct members on current fleet management policies, procedures and exchange of ideas, solutions and technology.

NCSFA's Members consist of the actual administrators responsible for their organization’s budget accountability, specification, acquisition, leasing, repair, maintenance, and disposal. Though the group may be considered small in comparison to other professional management organizations, its presence is recognized in the fleet community.

On average, each state purchases about $21 million in fleet and fleet related products annually for a combined annual purchasing power of about $1 billionin new vehicle purchases. When fuel, parts and commercial services are included, the annual purchases rise to between $2 and $2.5 billion.

Collectively, the combined states own fleet assets in excess of $17.5 billion and circulate over one million fuel credit cards.

Who should attend? Any government fleet professional, or administrator, involved with decisions regarding their fleet financials, acquisition, operation, and safety, including driver safety.

For more information, please visit:



Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association Conference and Equipment Show

9/22/2009 - 9/25/2009

SALT LAKE CITY — The Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association will have its 2009 Conference and Equipment Show in Salt Lake City.

The RMFMA is a non-profit organization for public and private fleets, and their suppliers, with chapters in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah consiting of thousands of members and hundreds of organizations.

For more information, please visit:



2009 APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition

9/13/2009 - 9/16/2009

COLUMBUS, OHIO —  For more than 100 years, the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition has drawn thousands of public works professionals from all over the world.

The show unites industry professionals for four days of extensive educational programming, workshops, an enormous exposition floor and ample networking events. Congress not only features the latest public works innovations, emerging trends, fresh ideas and best practices, it also brings together some of the best and brightest professionals in the business. This year APWA members and public works professionals from around the world will congregate in Columbus, Ohio. The Congress & Expo will be held at the Columbus Convention Center and will provide:

  • Outstanding education sessions that address current public works issues—as well as ongoing challenges. More than 120 technical and professional development sessions are available. APWA's education sessions are based on the very latest learning models—classroom, interactive and "live" learning labs.
  • The chance to see an extensive gathering of exhibitors that will showcase the latest products, services and technologies specific to public works. APWA's exhibit floor encompasses more than 100,000 square feet.
  • Opportunities to network with your peers, hone leadership abilities and learn new job skills. APWA offers Congress attendees many opportunities to meet and mingle with peers.

For more information, please visit:



Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) Annual Conference

9/9/2009 - 9/11/2009

PHOENIX —  The 41st annual AFLA 2009 Conference will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

In its 35+ years since its founding, the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (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.

AFLA has brought unity to an industry so fragmented in 1969 that it had no networking forum for fleet buyers and sellers to exchange reliable industry information or education. Today AFLA has more than 300 member companies representing all industry segments, including: fleet managers and buyers; auto manufacturers and dealers; remarketers; fleet lease; management; maintenance and repair companies; safety, transporting, upfitting and many other specialized suppliers.

AFLA works with member companies to address key issues facing the entire industry and deliver leading-edge programs, on everything from advanced vehicle design to telematics and remarketing, that advance their skills and enhance the environment in which they sell products and services.

AFLA is an active and growing association and welcomes industry professionals to join its loyal and enthusiastic membership.

For more information, please visit:


The Great Western Truck Show

6/25/2009 - 6/27/2009

Las Vegas Convention Center


Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX)

6/8/2009 - 6/10/2009

Crowne Plaza Hotel DIA, Denver, CO

Staying true to being THE Government Fleet Manager’s Conference,GFX 2009 will be loaded with a variety of training sessions, panels and roundtable discussions lead by experienced fleet managers. Networking opportunities will abound allowing you to spend one-on-one time sharing and learning with your peers.

The event will deliver successful solutions to help you manage your government fleet in today’s challenging environment. GFX will cover the crucial issues and offer new solutions that are working relating to topics such as:    



o Fuel Costs


o Maintenance Costs


o Vehicle and Equipment Lifecycle Costs


o Personal Use/Take-Home Vehicle Costs 



o Technician Retention and Acquisition


o Asset Tracking/Management Abilities


o Communication and Leadership Skills


o Driver Safety


This is the ONE event Government Fleet Managers need to attend. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for additional conference information. For regular conference updates visit or call 800-576-8788.

To learn more about our unique exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Eric Bearly at 310.533.2579 or [email protected]


ITS America Annual Meeting & Exposition

6/1/2009 - 6/3/2009

This is a momentous year for transportation policy as Members of Congress and the new Administration move towards the authorization of new federal transportation legislation. If you are in the private sector of the transportation industry, attending this June’s conference is critical to your success. 


American Public Works Association (APWA) North American Snow Conference

4/26/2009 - 4/29/2009

DES MOINES, IOWA — The American Public Works Association's North American Snow Conference is a national convention and equipment show specific to snow & ice control and winter operations, hosted in 2009 by the Iowa Chapter of APWA in Des Moines, IA.

It will include more than 40 education and roundtable sessions and more than 120 companies represented on the exhibit floor.

The 2009 Conference will be held at the Iowa Events Center, HyVee Hall.

Snow Conference website with full program, travel info and online registration will be available December 2008 at

Preliminary Schedule of Events:

Sunday, April 26

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Education Sessions and Opening General Session

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Exhibits Open/Opening Reception on Exhibit Floor

Monday, April 27

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Education Sessions and one General Session

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Exhibits Open/Lunch on Exhibit Floor

Tuesday, April 28

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Education Sessions and Closing General Session

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Exhibits Open/Lunch on Exhibit Floor

6:00 - 9:00 pm.: Dinner Event at Living History Farms

Wednesday, April 29

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Technical Tour

(one tour will visit all three of these facilities: City of Ankeny Public Works Operations, Iowa DOT Operations, and Joint Salt Storage Facility servicing nine municipalities)


NAFA Institute and Expo

4/25/2009 - 4/28/2009

NEW ORLEANS — NAFA'S Institute & Expo, held at the Morial Convention Center, is a unique experience consisting of numerous networking opportunities, exhibits featuring the latest fleet products, quality training & education and exciting events.

The Institute and Expo offers unparalleled access to North American fleet purchasers and decision makers. Meet face-to-face with hundreds of commercial and government fleet professionals at the largest fleet management event under one roof. NAFA Institute & Expo is the marketplace that matters most.

  • Expansive Expo Floor – 150+ companies showcasing their latest products and services
  • Green Zone – The latest in "green" products and services
  • Green Fleet Ride-and-Drive – Test drive various alt-fuel vehicles
  • PSG Rodeo – Largest collection of emergency service vehicles around
  • 60+ hours of training, education and workshops, customized to fit your needs

 Features in 2009:     

  • The Green Zone features the latest technology for clean diesel, hybrid cars and trucks electric cars and more continues to generate excitement on the exhibit floor as well as the Green Fleet Ride-and-Drive
  • Public Safety Group (PSG) Roadeo - the only show where attendees can test drive public safety vehicles.     
  • Educational programming providing training on all eight core competencies of fleet management.


2009 Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference

3/23/2009 - 3/26/2009

WASHINGTON - The Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference is the premier West Coast educational conference for the vehicle maintenance industry. It has received "excellent" ratings by participants year after year. The continued success of VMMC is bringing together participants to learn and network from experts and peers in the vehicle maintenance and management industry. VMMC is an industry conference sponsored by the University of Washington.

Conference Features:

  •  In-depth technical presentations.
  • Open panel discussions featuring experts in the field.
  • Special track on utility equipment and fleet issues Prepare for certification programs.
  • Technicians' roundtable to find best problem solving techniques from others.
  • Management roundtable to discuss issues common to public and private fleets 40+ sessions for technical and supervisory professionals at all levels.
  • Equipment and Product Exhibit Program.
  • Networking connection. Make valuable contacts with industry experts.
  • Exchange ideas with peers Your source for technology, maintenance and management solutions.
  • Get answers to daily challenges from other fleet managers, mechanics, shop supervisors.
  • Get answers to your maintenance questions.
  • Earn ASE and CEU credits towards certification.

Who Benefits?

  • Fleet Managers.
  • Technicians.
  •  Mechanics Shop Leads.
  • Foremen.
  • Supervisors.
  • Manufacturing / Sales Representatives Owners.
  • Operators/ Trainers / Instructors.
  • Students.
  • Other vehicle maintenance experts.

Who Participates?

  • Utilities Construction.
  • Public Agencies School Districts.
  • City/County/State Governments Manufacturing Transportation and other fleet dependent operations.

For more information on this event, please visit:



2009 Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference & Expo

3/16/2009 - 3/18/2009

LONG BEACH, CA - Make plans to attend the 2009 Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference & Expo on March 16-18, at the Hyatt Long Beach and Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.


Join world renowned experts, fleets, government and company executives for the most exciting, timely national conference on the latest technologies and fuels for heavy duty vehicles and buses at this year's Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference & Expo.

 At this one of a kind event, you'll get a range of diverse solutions for challenges facing your business.

Includes sessions on:

  • Clean fuel alternatives to higher priced conventional fuel.
  • Advancements in clean technologies for fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
  • California Policy Trends Affecting Industry and Fleets.
  • OEM plans for 2010 and beyond.
  • Vehicle Energy Storage Advancements.
  • Plus invaluable networking opportunities.

Expanded three-day conference features:

  • Commercial Construction Equipment Forum.
  • Special OEM Product Briefings.
  • Fleet Workshop - A Practical Guide in Reducing Carbon Emissions.
  • Expanded Expo Marketplace.

To learn more about CHDV, visit



Fuel Management

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

By Mike Antich
Over the years, I have known many competent fleet managers. But, like salmons swimming upstream, not every promising fleet manager survives the challenges and rigors of day-to-day fleet management. It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes or when caught engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.

Forces Threaten to Change Fleet From a Career to a Stepping Stone

By Mike Antich

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
The Importance of Positivity

By Lauren Fletcher
We live in a world where we can tell anyone exactly what we think about anything with a few keystrokes. Why is it, then, that the majority of the feedback is negative? Why do people feel so much more apt to complain than praise? And, what does this have to do with fleet management?

Instilling a Culture of Safe Drivers

By Lauren Fletcher

Driving Notes

Chris Brown
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

By Chris Brown
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is the least expensive model on the market to offer electric-only range, while offering spirited driving performance and plenty of standard features.

2018 Range Rover Velar First Edition

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Keep Realistic Fleet Expectations

By Sherb Brown
If you don’t stay on top of the latest developments in mobility, battery technology, autonomous vehicles, and telematics, you are subjecting yourself to the whims of senior management who may be making decisions based on the latest trendy news.

Fleet Management 2.0

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
What Are the Most Valuable Services Offered by FMCs?

By Dylan Brown
What do fleet managers value in their relationships with fleet management companies? The answer may surprise you.

Demand More From Your Fuel Card Provider

By Dylan Brown