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completed hundreds of site assessments. The company also
delivers CoR officer training.
Using data to make informed decisions
One area of fleet management that is often under-utilised is
the fleet management information system (FMIS). Although
FMISs are often viewed as the solution to fleet management
challenges, this is only the case if the system is well
implemented, and data is used effectively to provide answers to
problems. The conference will host two session to consider this
issue. One will look at what it takes to successfully implement an
FMIS, including matters such as planning and cultural change.
A second plenary session, delivered by US expert Timothy
Fitzgerald, will look at how data can be used to drive decisions
and improve outcomes for the fleet operator.
Fitzgerald is the Fleet Director for the District of Columbia
Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) of Fleet Management.
He has acquired a vast amount of experience, having been in
management for more than 28 years. He gained experience
in management of fleet management operations, fleet
workforce management, vehicle technologies, enterprise
network operations, telecommunications, senior management
consulting and computer operations. Fitzgerald has worked
in various settings, such as DC WASA; the District of Columbia
Office of the Chief Technology Officer; Harris County, Texas; the
City of Philadelphia; and Atlanta, Georgia. Timothy has led team-
building efforts in fleet management, developing strategic plans
for client business rules and managing consultant engagements
in fleet infrastructure operations. He is a member of the National
Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) and WAFA, The 100
Best Fleets in the Americas, and FleetAnswers.
The conference will lead into the Brisbane Truck Show,
and delegates will be provided with VIP access to the show on
Thursday 25 May. Organised by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia
(HVIA), the Brisbane Truck Show is recognised as the Australian
transport industry's premier event. The show is held every two
years, and typically has more than 300 exhibitors and 40,000
attendees over four days.
According to Moody: 'The conference provides a great
opportunity for IPWEA to build on its vast experience in
delivering conferences to the public works sector and, more
specifically, resources and training for the fleet management
community. By working with the Brisbane Truck Show, we
provide enhanced value for our delegates and demonstrate our
understanding of the fleet industry'.
The IPWEA Australasian Fleet Conference is a logical step for IPWEA
FLEET, having delivered training and resources to the industry for
more than 13 years. More information on the conference can be
found at www.fleetconference.com.au.
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia
(IPWEA) is widely recognised as the peak professional
organisation providing member services and advocacy for
those delivering public works and engineering services to
Australian and New Zealand communities. IPWEA FLEET is
a community within IPWEA focusing on the needs of fleet
operators. IPWEA FLEET's mission is to support those working,
or intending to work, in the management, procurement,
maintenance and use of plant, vehicles and equipment.
IPWEA FLEET is the leading provider of plant and vehicle
fleet management reference materials and resources, and
provides a range of training and networking opportunities to
the fleet industry. For more than a decade, IPWEA FLEET has
delivered professional development workshops to regional
centres and capital cities around Australia, as well as the
industry-recognised Fleet Management Certificate and online
training. This year, IPWEA is introducing the Australasian Fleet
Conference into the mix.
In 2018, amendments
will be made to apply
a primary duty to fleet
operators to ensure safe
heavy vehicle standards
and maintenance. Legal
responsibilities will also
extend to executive
officers and employers.
The changes more closely
align CoR with workplace
health and safety laws
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