The 2006 FedFleet Conference was held on June 20-22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. Randall Levelle, NAFTC Assistant Director of Programs, attended. This year’s conference focused on providing valuable insight into fleet management. Each year the conference addresses topics related to the management and operation of the entire federal motor vehicle fleet, consisting of almost 600,000 vehicles.
FedFleet 2006 included the United States General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Vehicle Standards breakout sessions and numerous vendor presentations. The conference was also able to provide extensive Aviation Workshop sessions and an all-day Basic Fleet Management class in this year’s agenda for the very first time. FedFleet 2006 offered presentations on Basic Fleet Management from several different perspectives, Fleet Management Ethics, and more than forty training session workshops.
FedFleet 2006 provided insight into alternative fuel technologies through a comprehensive overview presentation by a panel of experts. This session was designed to inform the attendees of the current testing results, available programs, and the future of alternative fuels. The conference also held management/professional development sessions that included enhancing customer service, dealing with stress, interpersonal communication, and time management.
David DeBoy, an Emmy award-winning writer, actor, and speaker, served as the Master of Ceremonies. Robert A. Lutz, Global Product Development General Motors; Matt Weinstein, creator of the PBS television special Fun Works! and author of Managing To Have Fun; Karyn Buxman, a health professional, storyteller, and humorist; and Comedian Frank Miles gave keynote presentations during the conference.