ACT Expo 2019: A New Workshop Helps Fleets Meet the Vehicle Maintenance Challenges Ahead

March 27, 2019

A highly skilled workforce is critical to both implement and support the rapidly evolving technologies and trends developing across the commercial transportation sector.

Fleet Owner and The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo have partnered to offer a comprehensive all-day workforce development workshop, Meeting the Vehicle Maintenance Challenge, at this year’s ninth annual ACT Expo. The new workshop brings together fleet managers, training professionals, and workforce development leaders as they discuss how to successfully recruit, train, and develop teams to support the industry’s shifting needs.

Geared towards operations and maintenance professionals, workshop attendees will hear directly from leaders and gain practical insights into how to develop a skilled workforce that can utilize and leverage the increasingly sophisticated, automated, and connected technologies being adopted across the industry.

The workshop panelists and speakers represent a wide range of industry stakeholders including:

  • John Tiquet, Fleet Manager, Waste Management
  • Mike Hasinec, Vice President of Maintenance, Penske
  • Annalloyd Thomason, Vice President and General Manager, Natural Gas Vehicle Institute
  • John Frala, Professor of Alternative Fuels/Electric & Fuel Cell Vehicles, Rio Hondo College
  • Anthony Marshall, Director of Maintenance & Engineering, UPS
  • Alexandre Lalonde, Product Manager for Bus and HV Charging Solutions, ABB

The workshop agenda will be presented in three parts and cover the most relevant workforce development and advanced technology topics currently top-of-mind for the industry’s professionals, including:

Part 1: Best Practices for Successfully Integrating Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technologies into Your Fleet

Join this session to hear from fleets who have implemented early-generation technologies and learn firsthand what were the keys to their success.

Part 2: Training for the Electric Vehicle Ecosystem

A panel of experts will share their key considerations, challenges, opportunities, and solutions available for workforce training when it comes to incorporating EVs into commercial fleets.

Part 3: Staying Ahead of the Curve with Incumbent and New Worker Training

With the increasingly complex vehicle technologies available, the work of commercial fleets’ vehicle maintenance and IT teams continue to merge. This panel explores the ins and outs of incumbent and new worker training in the world of highly sophisticated equipment and operations technologies.

To learn more, view the ACT Expo agenda. To participate in the Meeting the Vehicle Maintenance Challenge workshop, simply add the event when registering for ACT Expo.