You can stay on top of what’s hot and what’s happening in the world of fleet management in just minutes a day. Visit an industry news website. Got a few days? Participate in an industry conference. And while you’re here, check out the various resources Automile has to offer.

 

The idea is to grasp the best practices so you can stay ahead of their competition and grow. Here’s some great places to start:

 

Fleet management publications

Click around these websites for the latest and greatest industry news and advice from the pros:

 

Automotive Fleet – The car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine's website, for fleets of 25 and more vehicles.

 

Commercial Carrier Journal – Provides resources for professionals in the freight transport business.

 

Fleet Equipment – Covers industry trends, focusing on the issues that help fleets run the most cost-effective operations.

 

Fleet Management – Produces an independent monthly report that’s researched and written for professional vehicle fleet managers operating in the United States and Canada.

 

Fleet Owner – For executives and managers of commercial trucking fleets that operate five or more vehicles.

 

Government Fleet – For fleet professionals in the public sector.

 

Heavy Duty Trucking – The commercial truck industry’s most in-depth source for online news and information.

 

Truck Fleet Management – Resource for fleet managers with overwork trucks and other medium-duty vehicles.

 

Utility Fleet Professional – For fleet management professionals in the utilities' sector.

 

WorkTruck – Serves the needs of light and medium-duty truck, van, and SUV fleet managers.

 

Industry Associations

Are you a member of any of these? It’s just a sampling of the professional associations:

 

ACCA - The Indoor Environment and Energy Efficiency Association

American Moving & Storage Association

American Trucking Association

Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association

Construction Financial Management Association

Fleet Management Association

Intermodal Association of North America

Municipal Fleet Managers Association

National Association of Landscape Professionals

National Pest Management

National Roofing Contractors of America

United Servicers Association

 

 

Fleet management conferences for 2017

If you were considering attending an industry event or two, here’s a list you can choose from:

 

FedFleet 2017

When: January 31 - February 2, 2017

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C

What: Offers over 40 training sessions along with hands-on computer labs as well as full access to the Washington AutoShow exhibit hall and FedFleet specific vendors. 

 

ATA TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition

When: February 27- March 2, 2017

Where: Music City Center, Nashville, TN

What: The trade association’s gathering of conferences and councils.

 

Mid-America Trucking Show

When: March 23 - 25, 2017

Where: Louisville, KY

What: The world’s largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event.

 

Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference

When: March 28-30, 2017
Where: Seattle, Washington

What: The premier West Coast educational conference for the vehicle maintenance industry.

 

NAFA Institute & Expo

When: April 25-28, 2017

Where: Tampa, FL

What: The association’s gathering of fleet managers providing networking, education, and an exhibition.

 

ACT Expo

When: May 1-4, 2017

Where: Long Beach, CA

What: The largest clean fleet event featuring all alternative fuels and weight classes, where fleet managers can learn how to reduce costs and emissions.

 

Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference

When: June 4-7, 2017

Where: Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA

What: An educational conference for fleet managers from electric utilities companies, electric cooperatives, and electrical contractors.

 

Global Fleet Conference

When: June 6 - 8, 2017 

Where: Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL

What: Opportunity for professionals from multi-national commercial fleets to participate in training, networking and education.

 

Government Fleet Expo & Conference

When: June 12-15, 2017

Where: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX

What: Public fleet professionals can get public fleet-specific training and access to the latest vehicles and technology in the exhibit hall.

 

Fleet Safety Conference

When: July 24-26, 2017

Where: Schaumburg, IL

What: An event educating fleet managers on driver safety and best practices.

 

International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition

When: October 3 - 5, 2017 
Where: Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

What: An event for utility professionals and construction contractors to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the industry.

 

FleetCon 2017

When: September 11-13, 2017

Where: Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, UT

What: A fleet education event for all fleet personnel, suppliers, and all types of fleets.

 

 

Fleet Management and Technology Resources

Visit Automile’s blog for the most up-to-date insights into fleet management best practices. Explore topics like these:

Faceoff: Company Fleet vs. Employee Reimbursement Program

6 (Quick) Time Management Tips For Small Businesses

Cutting Insurance Costs With Fleet Telematics

5 SMB Tech Trends To Watch

Social Media Marketing Tips For Field Service Businesses

Simple Tips For Going Green In The Office And On The Road

3 Ways To Get In Front Of Distracted Driving

Technology’s Role In Increasing Customer Satisfaction

 

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