APWA FloridaThe Florida LTAP Center is pleased to partner with the American Public Works Association (APWA) Florida Chapter to bring you this webinar on Fleet Management, Planning, and Best Practices.

When it comes to effective fleet management and planning, strategic thinking can make a real difference. It helps align the benefits and expenses with current operational and maintenance objectives. Fleet managers and public works agencies are meeting challenges to find efficiencies and become more strategic. They are finding ways to optimize their fleet and manage the uncertainty in changing times by proactively evolving from tactical fleet management to strategic performance. This session will share how different local agencies are managing their fleet assets while evaluating budget options based on smart technologies and tools. Panelists will share best practices for high quality fleet, fleet electrification and supply chain issues through robust approaches and efforts. The intent is to share leadership and management strategies that any agency can use to effectively navigate challenging times while maintaining the expected service levels.

Read More: January 2021 APWA Article | Fleet Management: Benchmarking and best practices in the new digital era

This webinar is provided at no cost and will award a certificate to those fully attending and completing the webinar. Professional Development Hours (1.0 PDH) will be provided to those that request these during registration.

Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and  local agencies are being given priority!

By attending this session, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss high quality fleet and maintenance management programs.
  2. Identify best practices to effectively manage fleet assets proactively.
  3. Promote the benefits of robust approach and efforts for higher return on investments.

Instructor Bios:

Berdolt, PhilipPhilip Berdolt is a Deputy Commissioner of Public Works at Suffolk County in New York. He is an experienced Commissioner with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Government, Public Speaking, Leadership, Customer Service, and Strategic Planning. At Suffolk County, Philip is responsible for procurement and maintenance of 3,600 pieces of fleet equipment. Other areas of focus that fall under his purview include, Mosquito Control, Sanitation, Highway Maintenance, Buildings and Transportation – County Transit Bus System. He has formerly served as the Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Conservation for Suffolk County and Commissioner of Public Works for the Town of Babylon in New York. Philip is a strong community and social services professional. He is also a licensed US Coast Guard Captain (100 ton).

Canipe, HenryHenry Canipe leads the management consulting practice at the Asset Management and Engineering Division of Mott MacDonald. He received his MBA from the University of North Carolina, and has 40 years of Fleet experience in the industry. This invaluable experience ranges from detailed knowledge at the technical level of individual pieces of equipment and associated technologies, to actually managing fleets. He is actively involved in TRB and APWA, and is a frequent speaker at the Fleet Conferences nationally. Some of his recent work includes TRB research projects – NCHRP 13-07, Fleet Costing; and NCHRP 13-06, Long-Range Equipment Replacement and Budgeting Planning.

Stevens, Mark Mark Stevens is a Fleet Manager with the City of Sacramento, CA. He joined them in July of 2015, and during his time there, he’s made substantial changes to the vehicle replacement process and standardized much of the vehicle procurement practice. He’s also updated an already robust Sustainability Policy to require 50 % alternative fuel procurement for all replacement vehicles and 75 % ZEV procurement for all replacement light duty vehicles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University and has over 30 years of experience in various fleet management positions across the country. In 2020 he was voted Fleet Manager of the year by GFX and Bobit Business Media.

Trull, Chris Chris Trull is a Fleet Management Division Manager and been with the City of Charlotte since 2009. He got his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. In his current role he supports both the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County fleets, and is responsible for over 6,500 fleet units and equipment. He is actively involved in several fleet organizations such as APWA and NAFA. Chris previously managed commercial vehicle maintenance and operation in private sector, prior to joining the City. In his private industry days, he oversaw daily operations of Carolina CAT’s largest Parts Warehouse; responsible for $8 million worth of inventory, and was responsible for Field Service operations.

Moderator Bio:

Addie Javed, APWA FL Leadership & Management Committee Chair and Development Manager, Mott MacDonald: Addie Javed is a former Municipal (City/County) Engineer and Public Works Director, nationally recognized by the Engineering News Record (ENR), National Civil Engineering News Magazine and Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA). He has more than 27 years of technical, administration, management and supervisory experience leading diverse teams and managing multiple Capital Improvement projects and programs. Mr. Javed has strong background in Public Works, Environmental Management, Utilities, Infrastructure, Asset Management, Sustainability, Solid Waste and Sanitation, Strategic Planning and Performance Measures, Emergency Response and Operations, Operations and Maintenance, Community development and Legislative policy making. At Mott MacDonald, as the Client Success Manager he is the Account Executive and has oversight of the Florida based projects, and as a Public Works and Administration subject matter expert supports project teams nationwide.

Fleet Management, Planning and Best Practices - A Virtual Roundtable and Panel Discussion

DATE: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
TIME: 12:00 to 1:00 PM (ET)