Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Fleet Safety Conference Celebrates 5th Anniversary

September 2016, by Chris Wolski - Also by this author

Photo of the Fleet Safety Conference courtesy of Chris Wolski.
Photo of the Fleet Safety Conference courtesy of Chris Wolski.

The fifth annual Fleet Safety Conference was held July 18 to 20 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Boasting an attendance record of more than 250 fleet managers, EHS and HR professionals, and fleet stakeholders, the conference provided attendees with real-world, actionable ways to make fleet operations both safer and more efficient.

The Fleet Safety Conference featured general sessions that addressed big-picture issues, such as how to combine behaviorial safety theory and telematics, how vehicle safety technology really works and its future for fleet operations, how the Transportation Security Administration can partner with fleets, and how fleets can survive fleet safety-related lawsuits. Concurrent sessions offered an interactive dive into the issues, presented to smaller groups.

Networking played a central role in the Fleet Safety Conference with attendees given several opportunities to network with each other and to meet with vendors.

The annual Fleet Safety Award, sponsored by the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA), was presented to Nikith Rajendran, fleet director of SolarCity, who has decreased incidents, while building the fleet from 590 vehicles to 4,350.

The 2017 Fleet Safety Conference will be held from July 25 to 26.

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