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National Conference of State Administrations (NCSFA)

9/11/2007 - 9/16/2007

Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA.

For more information, visit: www.ncfsa.net

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Limousine & Chauffered Transportation (LCT) Eastern Conference

9/10/2007 - 9/11/2007

Mohegan Sun Resoirt & Casino, Uncasville, Conn.

Now in its third year, the LCT Eastern Conference has secured the position of the East Coast's premiere event for the limousine and chauffeured transportation industry. With an intimate and focused setting for more than 5,000 operators in the Northeast, LCT East serves as the hub to gather knowledge and acquire the crucial education needed to grow a successful company. In addition, there is no better place to cultivate new and existing relationships and preview the products and services making their debut in 2008.

With the exclusive support of the New England Livery Association, the National Limousine Association, and Ford Motor Company, LCT East delivers a first-class conference in a stunning venue for industry veterans as well as those just getting their "feet wet."

Keynote Speaker: Steve Rizzo
Presents: "The Atti-Tools for Success"

Steve Rizzo is a world class expert on how to acquire a positive attitude both professionally and personally. Steve is the author of the award winning book Becoming A Humor Being™ and the creator of his own nationally syndicated PBS special.

www.lcteast.com

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American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) Annual Meeting

9/10/2007 - 9/11/2007

The Hotel Monaco, Washington D.C.

For more information, visit: www.aalafleet.com

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Annual OPIS Fleet Fueling Conference & Exhibition

9/9/2007 - 9/11/2007

Omni Mandalay Hotel, Dallas

Walk away with solutions to the daunting issues facing the transportation industry, including…
  • Winning fuel procurement strategies every fleet should practice that you can put in place immediately.
  • How to protect fuel margins during market volatility with simple hedging techniques.
  • The keys to making your fleet environmentally friendly while saving money and increasing your customer base.
  • How to effectively maximize your fuel dollar by buying off the spot market.
  • Real-life trials and tribulations from fleets that are using biodiesel plus tips to save money without jeopardizing reliability.
  • Innovative, forward thinking methods from some of the savviest fleets to improve your mpg.

    Plus, at Sunday's Truckstop Workshop, you'll get the complete overview of the state of the truckstop industry from the Chairman of NATSO. For more information, visit: www.opisnet.com/fleetfueling/

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    AFLA Annual Meeting & Conference

    9/5/2007 - 9/7/2007

    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucscon, AZ

    www.aflaonline.com

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    Great American Trucking Show

    8/24/2007 - 8/26/2007

    Dalls Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

    (888) 349-4287

    Visit www.gatsonline.com for details.

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    The Police Fleet Expo

    8/22/2007 - 8/25/2007

    Louisville, KY

    Hendon Publishing, (847) 444-3300

    Join vehicle manufacturers, equipment suppliers and police fleet managers at Police Fleet Expo 2007 and realize the benefits of a trade show venue that is organized, designed and operated by the Police Fleet Community, for the Police Fleet Community.

    For years the police fleet community has wanted its own expo driven exclusively by the police fleet industry to address the specific issues and needs of police fleet industry, plus provide fresh new expo opportunities to give everyone involved more bang for the buck. Police Fleet Expo is in response to this ongoing request. Hendon Expo Services has listened, and will continue to listen to every segment of the police fleet industry to incorporate the very best ideas to make this the most productive expo for you. If you are tired of the same old unproductive trade shows operated by trade show organizers that don't understand what your business is about, then you should join us.

    On August 22-25, 2007 Police Fleet Expo "Breakthrough Performance" will be held in Louisville, Kentucky.

    And it gets even better. Police Fleet Expo in combination with Police Fleet Manager Magazine will take valuable, timely industry information and delivery it to the entire industry. Now, police fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and supplies as well as technical support and sales contacts throughout the industry are informed and stay connected.

    The Police Fleet Expo...offering resources addressing immediate and long term police fleet needs in conjunction with vendors providing innovative solutions.

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    Annual Intertional American Association of Motor Vehicle Administration (AAMVA) Conference

    8/19/2007 - 8/22/2007

    What's waiting for you in South Dakota?

    Make your plans to attend and find out what AAMVA's 74th Annual International Conference in the Black Hills of South Dakota has to offer you!

  • Share your knowledge and discuss your challenges with peers.
  • Collaborative, interactive sessions, including the Administrators' and CIO Roundtables.
  • Popular networking mainstays, the Awards Luncheon, Exhibit Hall, and Salty Dog Breakfast.
  • New format makes conference one day shorter.

    For meeting information, contact: Kim Sarkady, (703) 522-4200.

    For exhibit and sponsorship information, contact: Ben Ledyard, (410) 584-1955.

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    Clean Fuels 2007--The Race to Produce New Fuels for New Engines

    6/25/2007 - 6/26/2007

    Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, Texas

    Christine Groff, Conference Director, 207-781-9617

    PORTLAND, Maine - IntertechPira has announced that its clean fuels forum and business development conference, Clean Fuels 2007--The Race to Produce New Fuels for New Engines, will be held on June 25-26, 2007 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, Texas. Conference co-chairs are Arthur Suchanek, former Vice President Technology, Criterion Catalyst Co. and Lester Wyborny II, Engineering Specialist, National Vehicle and Fuels Emissions Laboratory, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA. Participants will have the opportunity to assess and debate future fuels and engine technologies with speakers, petroleum and auto industry executives, technologists and engineers, and government and regulatory officials. Fifteen expert speakers and session instructors will provide their insights into critical issues, such as environmental demands for low-sulfur gasoline and diesel, new NOx specifications, emerging refining technologies, and the outlook for oxygenates. Market overviews will segue into presentations focused on cost-effective measures to lower the transportation sector's impact on the environment. Discussions will include the latest technological trends in future engines and fuel developments. Attendees will receive a balanced view of where fuel formulation, engine development, and legislation are heading and where new business opportunities are developing. Speaker recruitment is now underway. To submit a topic for consideration, or to request more details, please contact Christine Groff, (207) 781 9617, [email protected].

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    Independent Auto Damage Appraisers Assoc. Annual Conference

    6/14/2007 - 6/16/2007

    Omni Orlando Resort, New Orleans, LA

    www.iada.org

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    National Vehicle Leasing Assn. (NVLA) 21st Annual Conference

    6/6/2007 - 6/9/2007

    The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

    www.nvla.org

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    Car Rental Show

    6/4/2007 - 6/5/2007

    Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

    www.carrentalshow.com

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    National Association of Fleet Administrators, Inc. (NAFA) FMI-LEG Conference

    5/5/2007 - 5/8/2007

    George Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

    www.nafa.org

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    National Propane Gas Assn. (NPGA) International Expo & Southeastern Convention

    4/14/2007 - 4/17/2007

    Atlanta, GA

    www.npga.com

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    National Alternative Fuels and Vehicles (AFVI) Conference and Expo 2007

    4/1/2007 - 4/4/2007

    Anaheim, Calif.

    www.afvi.org

    The 13th national Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Conference and Expo offers timely, one-stop shopping for information, resources and products available today to help shape transportation decisions for fleets. The conference has long supported nonpetroleum fuels including natural gas, ethanol, biodiesel, propane, and electricity; and the alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) that can use those fuels. The conference has gone beyond strictly defined alternative fuels, embracing advanced technologies that result in fuel efficiency, petroleum displacement and emissions improvements. Included in the areas of interest are hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid technologies; blends, including hydrogen; fuel cells; and, idle-reduction devices. The conference features more than 150 speakers and is expected to draw 1,500 registrants for 3 days of activities including: workshops, sessions, lectures, networking, a free public forum, and a trade show for industry professionals. The trade show features over 100 exhibitors displaying products and services available for purchase and use today. Attendees see cutting-edge vehicles and technologies from exhibitors who share the practical knowledge their businesses have gained through real-world applications. The Ride-n-Drive features the latest vehicles that run on alternative fuels and that are available for purchase today.

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    Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. (TRALA) Annual Meeting

    3/21/2007 - 3/24/2007

    La Quintana Resort & Club, Palm Springs, CA

    www.trala.org

    Join the leaders of the truck renting and leasing industry in examining the key trends and dynamics that impact your business. The TRALA Annual Meeting is loaded with valuable information sessions and unique opportunities for interaction with the industry's decision-makers. Events and meetings are open to all attendees with just a few exceptions. The meeting program features such highly regarded speakers as:
  • Daniel C. Ustian, President & CEO, International Truck and Engine Corp.
  • David Feherty, CBS Golf Commentator
  • Robert D. Shingle, President PRIMMS, LP, a NTLS Affiliate, 2006-07 TRALA Chairman
  • Steven S. Little, Senior Consultant, Inc. Magazine Obtain valuable ideas to help move your business to greater profitability Stay ahead of the ever-changing marketplace by building and strengthening strategic relationships with industry leaders Learn about the latest equipment and technologies that are shaping the future of the industry Hear how the economy will affect your ability to grow your business Get up to speed on TRALA's legislative and regulatory activities at the state and federal level.
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    National Hydrogen Association (NHA) Annual Hydrogen Conference 2007

    3/19/2007 - 3/22/2007

    San Antonio, TX

    www.hydrogenconference.org/

    High-level industry keynoters will speak on the breakthroughs from around the globe. Dozens of technical sessions will highlight the first steps forward on the path to hydrogen commercialization. And representatives from every facet of the hydrogen economy will be in attendance for this benchmark conference. Register today to network with the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, encounter new technology and research and discover the latest products now reaching the marketplace! In addition to having compelling technical content, this year's Conference will be held in one of the top destinations in the U.S. San Antonio is home to historical locales like the Alamo, and features urban attractions like the famed Riverwalk. In addition, there are major theme parks and museums, beautiful golf courses, and a bustling nightlife.

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    The Work Truck Show (NTEA)

    3/7/2007 - 3/9/2007

    Indianapolis, IN

    NTEA, www.ntea.com

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    American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) Board of Directors Meeting

    3/5/2007 - 3/6/2006

    Ritz Carlton, Orlando

    703-548-0777, www.aalafleet.com

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    AALA Board of Directors Meeting

    3/5/2007 - 3/6/2007

    Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grand Lakes

    www.aalafleet.com

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    International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) Annual Conference

    2/28/2007

    Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV

    www.iaraonline.org

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    Conference of Automotive Remarketing (CAR)

    2/28/2007 - 3/2/2007

    Caesers Palace, Las Vegas, NV

    www.carconference.com

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    Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Conference

    2/24/2007 - 2/27/2007

    JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

    http://www.ethanolrfa.org/industry/conference

    Make plans to attend the Renewable Fuels Association's 13th annual National Ethanol Conference: Policy & Marketing, Changing the Climate, which is scheduled for February 25-27, 2008. This event is recognized as the premier opportunity for industry interaction, networking and education on public policy and marketing issues affecting the U.S. ethanol industry.

    A record audience is expected to engage in challenging the status quo on the environmental impacts of transportation fuels. With expanding availability of renewable ethanol throughout the country, and a determination to produce ethanol from both grain and cellulosic feedstocks, the ethanol industry continues to demonstrate its commitment to being a part of the solution. Don't miss this opportunity to be on the forefront of a revolutionary dialogue on how ethanol is changing the climate for the better.

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    National Ethanol Conference 2007

    2/19/2007 - 2/21/2007

    Tucson, AZ

    www.ethanolrfa.org/industry/conference/

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    Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines (HICE) Symposium

    2/13/2007

    Hilton, Los Angeles

    www.westart.com

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    Blog

    Market Trends

    Mike Antich
    Fleet Will Need to Reinvent Itself as a New Vision of Fleet Management Emerges

    By Mike Antich
    Over the past several decades, the purchasing managers of yesteryear reinvented themselves into procurement professionals whose function is now viewed as a strategic asset that provides a competitive advantage to a corporation. Can fleet management, likewise, elevate its perceived value to a corporation, especially in the eyes of its senior management? I say yes, and the timing is right to do so.

    Deciphering the DNA of Award-Winning Fleet Professionals

    By Mike Antich

    Chatty Chassis

    Lauren Fletcher
    How to Stay Motivated

    By Lauren Fletcher
    For many, it’s easy to feel a sense of motivation at the start of a new year, but as the year progresses it can be tough to stay motivated, especially if you are feeling behind on your goals or feeling burned out in your day-to-day grind. Here are seven ways to help you stay motivated.

    Check Up on Your Annual Goals

    By Lauren Fletcher

    Driving Notes

    Paul Clinton
    2018 Volvo XC60

    By Paul Clinton
    The 2018 XC60 arrives as the mid-size sibling of the XC90 in a stylish update that includes a bevy of new safety features, infotainment tech, and a well laid-out cabin.

    2018 Mercedes Benz GLS450 4MATIC

    By Chris Brown

    Nobody Asked Me, But...

    Sherb Brown
    Fair and Balanced

    By Sherb Brown
    The mainstream media may have sold out lock stock and barrel to the fringe elements but as a fleet decision maker you still have some tremendous resources that you can rely on.

    New Faces in Safe Places

    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

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