Register now for the Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo 2022!
The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference showcases the latest and greatest in advanced vehicles, fuels, and technologies — including data-driven solutions. This conference is a source of on-the-ground experience for increasing fleet efficiency and sustainability, while reducing emissions and costs.
Join us on August 30 – September 1 in Durham, North Carolina.
Speakers and breakout session presenters at the Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference have experience and expertise to help you find and implement the best solutions for your fleet or vehicles.
Three tracks and 12 total breakout sessions will highlight 50+ experts who will share the techniques and tools that support their operations.
Learn more at go.ncsu.edu/SFTExpo22.
*Clean Cities Coalitions and non-profits can participate as Outreach Partners. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. Contact Rick Sapienza (email@example.com) at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center for additional information.
The Sustainable Fleet Technology Webinar Series (SFTWS) hosted by NCCETC’s Clean Transportation Program is now in its 8th year and is done in partnership with NAFA Fleet Management Association.
Please join us on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 2:00p-3:00p EST/11:00a-12:00p PST for an SFT Webinar discussing the Economic Value Propositions to Make the Business Case for Bi-Directional Charging. Transportation electrification is not cheap. However, there exists a number of use case scenarios where the energy storage capacity of electric vehicle assets could be used for cost avoidance and/or a potential revenue stream. Learn more about bi-directional charging and potential value propositions.
Please join us on Thursday, August 04, 2022, from 2:00p-3:00p EST/11:00a-12:00p PST for an SFT Webinar on Creating a Culture for Change & Gaining Buy-In. Fleet management is dynamic with constant change. Integration of new strategies and technologies is imperative to stay competitive and to meet the growing demands of your customers. Key to successful integration and deployment of new strategies and technologies is change management and buy-in across your organization. Learn some of the basics of change management, as well as hear best practices and ways some of the top fleets have created a culture that embraces technology, change and continuous improvement.
Please join us on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 2:00p-3:00p EDT/11:00a-12:00p PDT for an SFT Webinar session covering The Best Practices of the Top Green Fleets 2022. This session will feature the top Green Fleet Award winners for 2022. Get the straight story on the methodologies and technologies that work for the top Green Fleets! You will learn how the fleets were able to get funding for alternative fuel vehicles, as well as the infrastructure to support them. They will also present the ROIs for their projects. These are tools, tips and strategies that you can use in your operation the next day.
A key component of fleet electrification is charging capabilities to keep your vehicles running and in service. There are a number of questions and critical planning required in properly doing it to meet your needs today, as well as in the future as your electric fleet grows. Learn the questions to ask and some things to consider to help you get it right.
EPA Region 4 out of Atlanta will share the latest information on the $5 Billion program focused on transforming the make up of the school bus fleet across the US. Discussion will include an update on eligibility; funding amounts; and how to apply.
We are moving beyond piloting EVs and determining feasibility. We need to look at integrating EV deployment into long-term fleet planning and replacement cycles. Learn the basics of the approach of identifying candidate vehicles for replacement with EVs and considerations and data required to be successful. Hear how top fleets have approached the challenge and lessons learned.
When first introduced telematics was associated with GPS–vehicle location and speed information. However, it is much more than that. It provides real time information of any type that is of importance to understanding a vehicle’s use, operation, environment and other factors. Among the fastest and most promising developments in fleet management is video telematics. The simple addition of a fleet camera to monitor inside and outside the vehicle has opened the field to a vast number of new uses. Video telematics combines video data, computer vision technology, and vehicle data to deliver insights that telematics alone cannot. Video provides a platform to understand why something occurred to prevent it from happening again or to provide predictive warnings to avoid an event . Cameras form the basis of an Advanced Driver Assistance System. Coupled with other sensors and technologies fleets can achieve improved safety, driver performance and efficiency. Hear about real fleet applications and results.
The Smartway program is a voluntary public-private partnership between US EPA and the freight industry. The objective is to reduce freight’s environmental impacts and provide the industry with tools that would also help mitigate the risks of rising energy costs. Learn about benefits and impacts of the EPA Smartway program, as well as hear best practices from some of their high performing fleet members.
The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) has announced a new round of grant funds through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. The 2022 initiative will offer $1.4 million in grants, focused on reducing transportation-related emissions, and supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). Project proposals will be limited, none higher than $300,000 and none lower than $5,000. The RFP was announced May 11, and applications will be due in August 1. This will likely be the only solicitation for 2022.
This webinar, from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 16, 2022, presents an overview of eligible projects and have Q&A to assist with application submission.
You have survived 2020, maintained your energy and motivation, faced it down with courage, sacrifice and inspiration. Now, how do we move on and continue to operate at peak efficiency? Outstanding fleet managers — thought leaders all — will facilitate this interactive forum on what we can improve on and how to be prepared for a future with unprecedented challenges. The great comeback of 2021 is surely happening.
We have a lot of great fleet managers collaborating in innovative ways to address common challenges with tested solutions that work. This is need-to-know knowledge you can’t get anywhere else. One manager of a #1 winner of The 100 Best Fleets will offer real-world solutions to the #1 challenge facing fleet managers in 2021. Another facilitator is the only fleet manager to take three different fleets into The 100 Best Fleets. Yet another presenter was in The 100 Best Fleets for 20 years straight…sustained excellence. How did he do it? We will also hear from other visionaries and futurists, plus experts on emerging technologies that are changing how the industry works.
Automated transportation offers increased mobility and accessibility, increased safety and improved efficiency. Applications in vehicles that carry many passengers such as the mass transit sector can further amplify potential benefits. Learn more from those involved in the integration and management of automated technologies into mass transit starting to hit our roads today. This solution represents the anticipated future of safety and efficiency in public transit. Speakers include CTDOT (government deployment project), Robotic Research (technology provider), and Beep (AV fleet management). The session will be moderated by Jeff Barghout, Founder and CEO of Robocist, a leader in mobility and automated roadway assessments.
We have assembled a panel of four of the top fleet consultants in the country, all former award-winning fleet managers, to provide solutions to your challenges. There is nothing they haven’t seen or heard in the industry. No fluff, just real world solutions. One panelist/consultant has managed national and international fleets. Another ran two separate state fleets in addition to a 50,000 vehicle operation. Two others were in the top 100 Best Fleets 20-years straight and brought three separate fleets into the 100 Best. All have achieved significant and unprecedented accomplishments. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have your questions answered by four of the top fleet thought leaders in the country. Find out what they look for in an audit to prevent privatization, and help increase efficiencies and productivity with emerging technologies.
The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas 2021 Announcement celebrates the hard work and accomplishments of the top fleets and their teams. Also, hear and learn best practices from the top award winning fleet managers that can help improve your in you operations.
Hear what the top fleets did to distinguish themselves among 38,000 public fleets in North America. Learn their approach and best practices that you can use immediately in your own operation. We only learn from the best. Also, learn about the emerging technologies they use to “do-more-with-less”. This information is intended for the entire team to listen in. Use this rare opportunity to benchmark your entire operation with world-class fleets. Remember, the most dangerous place in life is “not-knowing-what-you-don’t-know.”
With constant pressure to do more with less, it is important to understand utilization and performance criteria of your fleet. The objective of right sizing and right typing is to assure that you have the correct assets to efficiently perform your mission. Learn the difference between right sizing and right typing, as well as methodologies and guidelines needed to perform these analyses. Fleets that have successfully gone through the exercise will tell you what they learned, what they accomplished and what they will do going forward. No matter what your fleet size, this is an important area of focus to control costs and meet your mission.
Performance metrics and comparing current data against past performance is common practice in business operations, including fleet management. To drive performance and efficiency, many fleet managers actively track performance metrics for their vehicles and operations. It is important to closely monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as part of a financial management plan. As the saying goes, “How do you know how you’re doing, if you aren’t keeping score?” or “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” An industry expert consultant and top fleet managers will show you: Why should you track fleet management key performance indicators? What are some of the key fleet management metrics you should monitor ? And, how can you track these metrics?
When first introduced, telematics was associated with GPS– vehicle location and speed information. However, it is much more than that. It provides real time information of any type that is of importance to understanding a vehicle’s use, operation, environment and other factors. Among the fastest and most promising developments in fleet management is video telematics. The simple addition of a fleet camera to monitor inside and outside the vehicle has opened the field to a vast number of new uses. Video telematics combines video data, computer vision technology, and vehicle data to deliver insights that telematics alone cannot. Video provides a platform to understand why something occurred to prevent it from happening again or to provide the predictive warnings to avoid an event. Cameras form the basis of an Advanced Driver Assistance System. Coupled with other sensors and technologies, fleets can achieve improved safety, driver performance and efficiency. Learn the features, capabilities and benefits of video telematics.
There is a lot of attention and pressure for both public and private organizations to electrify their fleets. Many have started and others are trying to figure out how to do so. To be efficient and effective, the process cannot be ad hoc basis or an extension of a small pilot deployment. Long term planning and inclusion in life cycle planning is required. This requires comprehensive involvement throughout an organization to plan, coordinate, budget and execute a multifaceted and complex endeavor. Learn from a panel of experts with significant experience in fleet electrification about issues and considerations that will allow for successful and efficient integration of electric vehicles into your fleet.
Several real world EV deployment cases across vehicles classes with performance, durability and maintenance data compared to their conventional fueled counter parts with be presented. In addition, aggregate results from EV deployments of 80 transit organizations from across the country will be presented. As with deployment of any alternative fuel, we have controlled test data, modeling estimated and OEM performance specifications. From experience, these numbers do not match real world performance. Learn how EVs are performing in real world applications and duty cycles.
Telematics is a powerful tool for fleets and evolves each year with use and application extensions. It is not just about GPS with vehicle location and speed. It provides real time information of any type that is of importance to understanding a vehicle’s use, operation, environment and other factors. With numerous options in the market place, selection of the best solution for your needs can be overwhelming and confusing. Learn the questions to ask, the tools and information that is important to meeting your mission, and how others have navigated the process, as well as how they are using telematics to improve operations and make decisions.
Help us to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of the top green fleets and their teams. Learn about best practices and new technologies that the top award winning fleet managers utilize and can help make your operations more efficient and environmentally friendly.
This session will feature the top Green Fleet Award winners for 2021 out of a possible 38,000 public fleets in North America. Get the straight story on the methodologies and technologies that work for the top Green Fleets! You will learn how the fleets were able to get funding for alternative fuel vehicles, as well as the infrastructure to support them. They will also present the ROIs for their projects. These are the tools, tips and strategies that you can use in your operation the next day.
With transportation electrification nearing a tipping point, we are seeing many fleets moving from the pilot phase to larger scale deployment. Several use case deployments will be presented from low speed electric vehicles to e-school buses. Learn some of the lessons and methods for successful EV deployment from those doing it.
This free session titled “The Green Garage Winners Announcement 2021” will feature operations and facility strategies and techniques of the top performing fleets. Learn the comprehensive top to bottom commitment to green vehicle maintenance and environmentally friendly facilities features and systems. These best practices are transferable to your own fleet, taking years off your learning curve. We only learn from the best. This is need-to-know information.
Eric Foellmer – Presenter
Looking to electrify your fleet this year but struggling with a lack of budget, charging infrastructure or available all-electric commercial vehicle options? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there are real paths forward to meeting sustainability goals today through fleet electrification – and without the traditional barriers to adopting these vehicles. Join leading electrification provider XL Fleet and our special guest Eversource Energy to learn how some of the most successful and sustainability-minded fleets in North America are already making significant progress on their carbon footprint reduction goals. Register today to learn more about how you can get started and what it takes to succeed.
Here’s what they’ll cover:
With transportation electrification nearing a tipping point, the supporting infrastructure deployment and availability is paramount to success. However, it is a moving target with needs and technology rapidly changing. Learn considerations and techniques to get in the game, keep up and be ready for the future.
With focus on MD/HD decarbonization growing, hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks may be the key to achieving the performance, affordability and range required to meet demanding duty cycles of some applications. Learn about the technology, its capabilities and potential applications, and real world deployment cases.
There are a number of funding opportunities and incentives available at the state and federal levels. Learn what is out there and how to take advantage of funding opportunities and creative financing to achieve your sustainability goals. You cannot afford to miss out.
Propane autogas is a proven and reliable transportation fuel with both cost and environmental benefits. Learn about propane autogas applications and how it can fit into your fleet, helping meet your economic and sustainability goals. Real world deployment results for different use cases will be presented.
Typically, alternative fuel vehicles have greater acquisition costs than conventional fuel vehicles. However, there can be cost benefits with regard to maintenance and operating costs, as well as vehicle useful life. Total cost of ownership analysis or life cycle cost analysis is a method to make a valid comparison and prudent business decision. Top fleets from across the country deploying different classes of alternative fuel vehicles in different applications will present results for their duty cycles. Learn what the numbers show for a cross section of vehicles and fuel options deployed in the field.
With transportation electrification nearing a tipping point, charging availability remains one of the key challenges to success. Power requirements, associated costs and time hurdles, to meet the charging needs of the diverse potential use cases makes creative and innovative solutions necessary. Learn about options and case studies that include solar, battery storage, hydrogen, battery swapping, charging as a service and inductive charging.
Idle reduction is a program that can be started without expenditure on equipment. The first step is training and policy to provide understanding and motivation for your drivers. This session will feature a panel of experts that will dispel idling myths, explain why idling is not a good for a number of reasons, and present strategies and technologies to reduce idling. No matter what the vocation statistics show that nearly 50% of all idling is unnecessary. Idling wastes fuel, puts excess wear and tear on engines and systems, and produces harmful emissions.
Involving your utility upfront as a partner in developing your charging strategy can help resolve obstacles to success and have you prepared for future needs. The cost for charging a fleet of electric vehicles varies based on several factors including the utility tariff, time of day when vehicles are charged, and the peak power used for charging. Learn how to work with your utility, as well as take advantage of factors that will yield significant time and cost savings.
Natural gas remains a proven and reliable transportation fuel with both cost and environmental benefits. Learn about natural gas applications and how it can fit into your fleet, helping meet your economic and sustainability goals. Real world deployment results for different use cases will be presented.
With many organizations putting forth aggressive climate agendas, clean transportation and energy resilience are key components. Many municipalities, states, utilities, public services, businesses, and industries have set goals to be carbon neutral by 2040 and 2050 or sooner. MD/HD vehicles make up only 5% of on road vehicles. Yet, they account for more than 20% of transportation emissions. Learn how alternative and renewable fuels can help decarbonize your MD/HD fleet. Some of these options are straight drop-in fuels that can be deployed in your current fleet.
There are a number of funding opportunities and incentives available at the state and federal levels. Learn what is out there and how to take advantage of funding opportunities and creative financing to achieve your sustainability goals. You cannot afford to miss out.
This webinar continues the conversation with NC focused topics and opportunities. Learn about transportation electrification strategies, best practices and deployment lessons learned. Hear from the City of Raleigh on their GIS EV infrastructure site selection tool and how they have used it in their planning, the NCDOA on the EV procurement lessons learned and efforts tied to the Governor’s Executive Order 80, and NCDEQ on EV and EV infrastructure funding opportunities with the $67M final phase of the VW Mitigation Settlement.
In partnership with the NCDOT, the NC Clean Energy Technology Center is pleased to present a Sustainable Fleet Webinar on Electric Vehicle Charging Best Practices and Lessons learned.
This webinar is in support of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80 and the NCDOT ZEV Plan. Information will be presented from experts working across the US regarding lessons learned and best practices regarding public, workplace, multi-unit dwelling and fleet charging equipment deployment. Confirmed presenters include Electrify America and the Columbus Partnership, as well as leading US electrification cites.
Charging infrastructure is considered one of the key components in the growth and adoption of electric vehicles. Successfully achieving such is not going to be trivial. Please join us to learn and discuss best practices in planning and strategic deployment.
With concern about the impact of COVID-19 spreading across the United States and the world, a number of precautions are being undertaken. These are affecting just about every aspect of our day-to-day life. Fleets are not immune to this issue and are facing the challenge of maintaining a level of service despite concerns and restrictions, as well as maintaining the safety of their employees and customers. Please join us for a round table discussion on issues, strategies and protocol on how fleets are planning and responding to this crisis, while safely and responsibly maintaining operations and their expected level of service under challenging circumstances.
The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) plans to announce a new round of grant funds through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project in January. The 2020 initiative will offer $1.4 million, focused on reducing transportation-related emissions, and supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). Project proposals will be limited, none higher than $400,000 and none lower than $5,000. The RFP will be announced in January, and applications will be due in mid-March. This will likely be the only solicitation for 2020.
Hear how a leading fleet manager has built solar canopies for EV charging. The concept recently received an $800,000 grant to scale the project. Learn how you can build your own solar charging station, saving at least $40,000 in the process.
In addition, join the discussion to learn about advancements in AI (artificial intelligence) for fleet operations. Fleet operations are undergoing change, and AI is a powerful tool playing a part in the evolution. Our featured AI expert has been involved with the first drone package delivery deployment.
Lastly, hear from another leading fleet manager from the city designated “America’s Smart City”, which has turned a $50 million grant into a $500 million public private partnership effort. He will discuss a simple and powerful tool that has saved his operation $1 million dollars in 5 years. This idea can be implemented in your operation tomorrow.
Learn from the top 3 Green Fleet Award winners for 2019 out of a possible 38,000 public fleets in North America. Join us to get the straight story on the methods and technologies that work for the top Green Fleets. You will learn how the fleets were able to get funding for alternative fuel vehicles as well as the infrastructure to support them. They will also present the ROIs for their projects. These are tools, tips and strategies that you can use in your operation the next day.
These webinars preview some of the technologies and speakers that will be featured at the Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference in Durham, NC, August 7-8, 2019, with pre-conference events August 6. Conference session topics include Electric Vehicles; Natural Gas; Propane; Biofuel Solutions; Electrification and the Grid; Telematics; Procurement Solutions; Infrastructure and Intelligent Solutions; Heavy Duty Vehicle Efficiency; Rural Fleet Operations; Idle Reduction; and Recruiting, Retention & Career Development.
Join the NC Clean Energy Technology Center and The 100 Best Fleets of the Americas to learn about school bus electrification options of a re-power solution or a new OEM offering. There are many benefits to electrification, including reduced operating and maintenance costs, cleaner air and more. In addition, with VW Settlement money becoming available across the country, learn how to obtain funds to electrify your school bus fleet. This information will allow you to impact the environment, the health of your school children and your budget.
The winners of the 2019 edition of The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas were announced. See the winners here. Hear what the top three fleets did to distinguish themselves among 38,000 public fleets in North America. Learn their best practices you can use immediately in your own operation. Also, learn about the emerging technologies they use to do more with less. This information is intended for the entire team to listen in.
Did you miss the North Carolina Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Information & Input sessions? The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) and NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) hosted a free webinar to cover the same information and answer your questions. Governor Roy Cooper has instructed state agencies to make plans to promote clean energy in Executive Order 80. As part of this effort, the NCDOT is creating a statewide plan to promote the use of clean transportation technologies and is looking for your input. You’re invited to join our webinar to learn more and provide feedback.
Telematics is a powerful tool that allows fleets real-time monitoring and information regarding any activity or metric that is important to their business and operations. Applications and benefits include driver safety and behavior, asset management, maintenance, route optimization, security, liability protection, lower costs, and increased efficiency. Hear from industry experts and fleets that have successfully employed this technology regarding its capabilities, applications and benefits! Telematics continues to bring new solutions to help improve fleet operations – learn how it can help yours.
Industry subject matter experts will provide a general overview of ethanol fuel basics, properties and benefits. Several fleets from different vocations will tell their stories regarding their decision to integrate ethanol, their experiences, and lessons learned. There will also be a round table opportunity to have myths dispelled, and questions and concerns answered.
Hear from one fleet that went from the 99th Best Fleet in North America to number 4 using one, powerful transformative tool. This tool is not for sale – it is free to use in your own operation. Hear from another fleet manager who is saving $1.2 million dollars annually with another tool that you can use, and from two emerging technology providers that are changing the industry.
Hear from the Propane Education Research Council (PERC), leading propane vehicle suppliers, and fleets that have successfully deployed propane as a transportation fuel. Learn about deployment considerations, best practices and best applications. PERC will provide a general overview of propane as a transportation fuel; and several fleets from different vocations including law enforcement, school bus, paratransit and tow truck/wrecker industry will tell their stories regarding their decision to switch to propane, their experiences, and lesson learned. There will be a round table opportunity to have myths dispelled, and questions and concerns answered with PERC, the fleets and suppliers (ICOM Alternative Fuel Systems, Alliance AutoGas and Roush CleanTech) participating.
This Clean Fuel Advanced Transportation (CFAT) grant program informational webinar will present an overview of eligible projects and have Q&A to assist with application submission. For more information about the CFAT project, including the RFP, CFAT FAQs and application, go here.
Learn from the top three Green Fleets for 2018 out of a possible 38,000 public fleets in North America. You will learn how they were able to get funding for alternative fuel vehicles and the infrastructure to support them, and they will also present the ROIs for their projects. These are tools, tips and strategies that you can use in your operation the next day. Join us to get the straight story on the methods and technologies that work for the top three Green Fleets.
Hear from experts who have been on both sides of the selling table.
The winners of the 2018 edition of the 100 Best Fleets will be announced at NAFA I&E on April 27 in Anaheim, CA. Hear from three of these innovative fleets in one powerful presentation. These 100 Best Fleet Managers are experts who can provide valuable insights to use immediately in your own operation.
This Fleet Trends and Technologies webinar will highlight some of the trends and technologies helping fleets be better today.
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