Conference Schedule

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Tues., October 13

First Day of Conference

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
How to do this "Zoom Thing"

Sara Glenn, City of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Good for: This is for professionals, technicians, or vendors - anyone having trouble with Zoom
9:15 - 10:15
Measuring, Costing, Strategies, and EV Implementation

Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio
Craig Croner, City of Boise, Idaho

Capturing total cost of ownership, measuring technician and shop productivity, activity based costing, fleet replacement strategies, electric vehicle implementation
EV deployment case studies - strategies, successes and lessons learned from the City of Columbus

Good For: Professionals
10:30 - 11:30
How to Keep a Healthy Fleet

Jose Rodriguez, J&R Equipment

Good for: Professionals
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Technician Staffing Requirements

Tony Yankovich, Mercury Associates

Find out how to determine your fleet maintenance technician staffing requirements using quantitative analysis.

Good For: Professionals
2:15 - 3:15
Millennials in the Workforce

Sara Glenn, City of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Perception isn't always reality.

Good for: Professionals, Technicians, or Vendors

Wed., October 14

Second Day of Conference

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Latest Clean Fleet Technologies & Funding Opportunities

Adriane Jaynes, Tulsa Area Clean Cities
Eric Pollard, Central Oklahoma Clean Cities

Good for: Professionals, Vendors
9:15 - 10:15
Innovations & Best Practices of a #1-Ranked Fleet

Jeffrey Hawthorne, City of Palm Beach, Florida

Hear about the innovations and best practices that helped Palm Springs attain the #1 ranking this past year in the 100 Best Fleets contest.

Good for: Professionals
10:30 - 11:30
Inventory Management

Mike Letson, Evolutionary Measures, Inc.

Learn about common mistakes made by fleets when ordering, stocking and issuing parts; how parts practices can negatively impact fleet availability; how to improve storeroom efficiencies and reduce inventory costs.

Good for: Professionals, Vendors
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Partnering with Purchasing/Procurement

Liz Tuck-Rowan, Arkansas Public Fleet Professionals Association

Learn how fleet can partner with Purchasing/Procurement to get the best products and services needed and what tools are being used.

Good for: Professionals
2:15 - 3:15
Roundtable: How Fleets are Dealing with the Pandemic

OPFMA Board Members

Hear how Oklahoma fleets are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic; safety protocols; keeping staff motivated; and new ways of doing business and serving the public.

Good for: Professionals

Thurs., October 15

Technician Training

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Starting and Charging System Diagnosis and Repair SEL0101IS    

Jerry Mungle, AC Delco
9:15 - 10:15
Batteries

Brandon Hartman, Continental Battery

When AGM is a better fit, How to check a group 31 series battery properly and a new line of MixTech Batteries.
10:30 - 11:30
Steering, Suspensions and Inspection of the components

Marco Botella, Drive (Moog)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
How to remotely diagnose a fault code using Detroit Diesel’s Virtual Technician

Oscar Geilfuss, Premier Truck Group
1:45 - 2:45
Electronic Tools (Insite, PowerSpec and Quickserve Online)

Bryan Fowler, Cummins
3:00 - 4:00
Contamination Control

Brent Boutwell, Warren Cat

Contamination Control is a “Proactive Product Quality Based Initiative” aimed at improved reliability through cleanliness design and practices related to the fluids, parts, and systems of Caterpillar equipment. Learn about the all the benefits a well-implemented contamination control program can provide!