Events for Utility Fleet Operations
Held annually since 1953, the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) remains true to tradition while staying at the forefront when it comes to providing highly valuable and relevant information.
“EUFMC brings together a large cross-section of utilities from around the country, large and small, for one common cause – to gain knowledge from the presented programs, from each other, to view products and to interact with the utilities’ supplier base,” said Ron Anderson, manager, fleet and equipment at NorthWestern Energy. “In no other place do you find such in-depth knowledge for fleet managers.”
North America’s largest gathering of vocational trucks and transportation equipment, The Work Truck Show 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis features more than 550 exhibitors showcasing Classes 1-8 trucks, chassis, bodies, components and accessories.
Thousands of work truck professionals, including fleet managers, equipment buyers, maintenance personnel, manufacturers, distributors and dealers attend the annual Work Truck Show to interact with peers, meet with suppliers, get answers to technical questions and visit exhibits. Industry suppliers also use the event to introduce new product innovations.
I drove several hours from Chicago to Red Wing, MN because I had heard of a grassroots organization called the Upper Midwest Utility Fleet Managers Council (UMUFC) was having their annual Fall meeting and wanted to check it out.
A panel of trade press editors and fleet managers attending The Work Truck Show 2011 presented two industry awards during the annual event this year. Dakota Bodies Inc. was the recipient of the Editors’ Choice Award for its new Component Body, and Energy Xtreme won the Green Award for its new U36 Crossover mild-hybrid plug-in system.
“The unique thing about the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference is that it’s put together by volunteers from within the industry it serves,” said George Survant, director of fleet services at Florida Power & Light and current EUFMC president. “The result is a highly valuable event featuring technical and management presentations, and a show that’s built on the guidance of fleet professionals.”
EUFMC has been held annually since 1953 in Williamsburg, Va. The gathering of fleet executives from investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and electrical contractors continues to attract record numbers of attendees from across the U.S. and Canada, as well as representatives of equipment and service suppliers.
ICUEE 2011 and AEMP partnership brings new fleet management exhibit pavilion, expanded education to showWritten by UBM Staff
ICUEE 2011 show attendees will find more fleet management education, products and services than ever before as the result of a new cooperative agreement between the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP). AEMP will develop a show education track for fleet management professionals as well as conduct certification exams at ICUEE 2011. The association will also sponsor the new Fleet Management Exhibit Pavilion on the show floor.
The next ICUEE will be held October 4-6, 2011 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. ICUEE is geared to the utility/construction industry, with a focus on electric, phone/cable, sewer/water, gas, general construction, landscaping and public works.
AEMP represents heavy equipment management executives who work in areas including construction, government, utilities, energy and mining.
The new ICUEE 2011 exhibit pavilion, with its focus on the latest fleet management software, products and services, broadens the scope of what’s available at the show, and the pavilion format makes it easy for attendees to quickly locate what they need. Fleet management education sessions at ICUEE 2011 will benefit both new-to-the-field as well as experienced industry professionals.
"Fleet managers are an important customer segment for ICUEE exhibiting companies; with AEMP’s support we can more efficiently connect buyers and sellers and enhance the educational value for attendees," stated Melissa Magestro, ICUEE show director."By working with ICUEE, we can offer our members and other industry workers more professional development opportunities and convenient access to the latest technology advances to help them and their businesses succeed," stated Stan Orr, AEMP executive director
"EUFMC lets us learn as much as possible about the needs of our customers who attend the show and meet with many high level fleet management business contacts. The formal meeting structure at this conference is excellent and informative, and the informal environment makes it very easy to have valuable conversations with contacts from all over North America. In this economic environment, we would not be at EUFMC-- nor would the attendance be at a record level as it was in 2010-- unless the conference was truly top-notch."
National Fleet Manager
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
DID YOU KNOW that fleet representatives at EUFMC have the authority to buy the products and services you sell?
In 2010 EUFMC attracted 100 fleet managers, including 30 first-time attendees, representing over 50 investor-owned electric utilities in the U.S. and Canada and South America, and more than 20 electric cooperatives and contractors?
These fleet managers represent the industry's leading companies. Collectively they:
- Spend well over $13 billion annually on fuel, parts and labor
- Operate over 275,000 vehicles, including nearly 70,000 trucks
- Field as many as 35,000 trucks with aerial devices & over 27,500 service trucks
- Employ about 4,000 technicians in their maintenance operations
Exhibit at the 2011 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference and reach an audience unlike any other at the utility industry’s premier exhibition. The EUFMC outdoor exhibit is the site of more than 60 displays where fleet managers can meet with over 270 representatives from more than 95 manufacturers and service providers.
Become a Platinum Sponsor of EUFMC and have your company’s logo presented on conference advertising and in promotional materials sent to attendees throughout the first half of 2011.
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The 2011 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference will be held June 19-22, 2011 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, visit www.eufmc.com.
Director of Administration
Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference