2016 Conference Schedule

General conference schedule below.

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Wed., Sept. 14

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Vendor Setup
Muskogee Civic Center
3:00 - 5:00
Early Registration, Vendor Hall Preview
6:00 - 9:00
Music Trivia Networking Night
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

Thurs., Sept. 15

First Day of Conference

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Networking, Vendor Showcase, Breakfast (provided)
8:30 - 8:50
Car & Truck Trivia Ice Breaker
Attendees will compete against each other and answer trivia questions about cars and trucks. Prizes will be awarded.
8:50 - 9:00
Muskogee Mayor Bob Coburn & OPFMA President John Maehs
9:00 - 10:00
Connecting with Leadership - Using Data to Tell Your Story
Bill Griffiths, Division Chief of Management Services, Montgomery County, MD

Fleet management has come a long way in the last 20 years; today’s fleet professional has to be politically savvy, possess good communication and presentation skills, more importantly, must be able to tell their story using data that leadership understands, learn how to connect with executive leadership and provide them the critical information they need to make positive change in their fleet program.
10:00 - 10:10
10:10 - 10:30
Don't Leave Warranty Savings on the Table!
Timothy Keiffer, Warranty Administrator, City of Tulsa

Learn tips to run a successful warranty recovery program. Topics will include identifying warrantable items, following up on manufacturer recalls, utilizing auto manufacturers’ online vehicle information systems to access technical service bulletins and recalls, negotiating credits from vendors, and working with the parts department to track replacement service parts, batteries, and specialty items.
10:35 - 11:45
Maximizing Efficiency, Productivity and ROI of Wichita’s Fleet Assets: A Case Study
Lisa Dodson, Senior Project Manager, Wichita State University
Ben Nelson, Interim Fleet Superintendent, City of Wichita

This panel discussion will present the research findings and recommendations of the 2015 Fleet Management Study conducted by Wichita State University in partnership with the City of Wichita. Discussion will include the recommended practices from peer communities, analysis of fund and rate structures for financial sustainability, development and use of a Decision Support Tool to analyze lifecycle costs and replacement schedules, analysis of customer satisfaction, and methods to engage and inform customers about fleet operations.
11:45 - 2:15 p.m.
Lunch, Vendor Showcase, Test Drive Alternative Fuel Vehicles
2:15 - 3:15
Alternative Fuels Panel: Electric, CNG, Propane, and Driverless Vehicle Technology

Adriane Jaynes, Tulsa Area Clean Cities Coalition
Eric Pollard, Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition
3:15 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:30
Tire Technology – All Things Tires
T.J. Tennent [Bio]

Why tires are important, tire performance requirements, tire construction basics, proper tire maintenance, air pressure effects on tires, tire application guidelines.
6:00 - 9:00
Cheeseburgers, Margaritas and Live Music
Three Fords Harbor River Center
Jimmy Buffett-style live music (WildCard Band)

Fri., Sept. 16

Second Day of Conference

7:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast (provided), Networking, Vendor Showcase
8:15 - 9:15
Oklahoma Technology and Maintenance Council
Lew Flowers, OTA TMC Chairman and former manager of vehicle maintenance
at the U.S. Postal Service in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma Technology and Maintenance Council (OTA TMC) provides monthly programs, frequent training sessions for mechanics, and the annual SuperTech Competition. This session will highlight OTA services and the latest techniques and procedures that help maintenance professionals improve operations and reduce costs.
9:15 - 9:25
9:25 - 10:25
Predictive Maintenance – Take Care of Small Problems Before they Become Emergencies
Lyndy Serpan, Oklahoma Predictive Maintenance Users Group (OPMUG)
Randy Powers, Bama Companies

Learn predictive maintenance strategies to prevent unscheduled downtime, increase equipment uptime, and decrease vehicle maintenance costs. Representatives from the Oklahoma Predictive Maintenance Users Group (OPMUG) will demonstrate how oil analysis, ultrasound detection, infrared thermography, and vibration analysis technologies can be used to predict vehicle component failures before they occur.
10:25 - 10:35
10:35 - 11:35
Cold Drinks and Hot Ideas from Oklahoma Government Fleet Leaders
Oklahoma fleet professionals will discuss best practices and innovative ideas that can be used by others. This interactive session will allow attendees to ask questions and discuss their concerns with some of the best government fleet leaders in Oklahoma.
11:35 - Noon
Induction of 2017 Officers & Board Members, Grand Prize Drawings
Noon - 1:30
Lunch & Tour at Muskogee Fleet Facility
Adjournment at Muskogee Fleet Facility