High Value

“The unique thing about the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference is that it’s put together by volunteers from within the industry it serves,” said George Survant, director of fleet services at Florida Power & Light and current EUFMC president. “The result is a highly valuable event featuring technical and management presentations, and a show that’s built on the guidance of fleet professionals.”

EUFMC has been held annually since 1953 in Williamsburg, Va. The gathering of fleet executives from investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and electrical contractors continues to attract record numbers of attendees from across the U.S. and Canada, as well as representatives of equipment and service suppliers.

“The time we spend at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference is an investment in our people,” said David Meisel, director of transportation services at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. “I don’t know of any other conference where attendees from our company can learn as much and meet as many influential people, in both the utility industry and the supplier community, in such a short period of time. EUFMC is completely unique and something that each person who attends will find very valuable for years to come.”

Suppliers are also quick to agree that EUFMC offers high levels of value for everyone involved. “EUFMC lets us learn as much as possible about the needs of our customers who attend the show and meet with many high-level fleet management business contacts,” said Matt D’Arienzo, national fleet manager at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. “The formal meeting structure at this conference is excellent and informative, and the informal environment makes it very easy to have valuable conversations with contacts from all over North America. In this economic environment, we would not be at EUFMC unless the conference was truly top-notch.”

Each year EUFMC’s officers and board of directors put together a comprehensive program that includes fleet managers, suppliers and industry experts who address topics that are most relevant to attending fleets. In 2011, for example, the theme of “Focused Strategies for Future Success” will be covered in the following sessions:
Fleet Strategies: Acquisition, Maintenance, Parts – Gill Nichols, Baltimore Gas & Electric; Herb Kramer, Oklahoma Gas & Electric; Gary Butler, Progress Energy; Moderator: Bill Doggett, LGE-KU
2010 Emissions Systems: Fleet Experience and Strategies – Steven Hopkins, Georgia Power; Jay Massey, AmeriGas
Hybrid Truck Life Experience: One Year Later – Mike Allison, Duke Energy; David Meisel, Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Glenn Martin, Florida Power & Light
Utilization of Benchmarking Data to Define Success – Chris Shaffer, Partner, Utilimarc
Acquisition and Funding Strategies – Mark Smith, National Technology Deployment Manager, National Clean Cities Program
Washington Update: Legislation and Regulations Impacting Fleets – Pat O’Connor, President, Kent & O’Connor Inc. and U.S. Legislative Counsel, National Association of Fleet Administrators
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles – Mark Kosowski, Technical Executive-Hybrids, EPRI
Emerging Market Update – Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President, CALSTART
New Standards for Cranes and Digger Derricks – Joel Oliva, Program Manager, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators; Jim Olsen, Product and Safety Engineer, Terex; Josh Chard, Director of Product & Corporate Safety, Altec Industries

“We work as a group for many months to sort through a large array of issues and determine what subjects will have the greatest interest to the fleet and supplier community,” Survant related. “By focusing on the most important critical issues, EUFMC is highly valuable. Attendance at this conference helps fleet professionals make a difference in their organizations.”

Other valuable and popular aspects of the conference continue to attract attendees to EUFMC. Every year a keynote speaker from a utility leads off the conference. This year Mike Sole, vice president of government affairs, Florida Power & Light, will address the group. In 2010, Des Bell, senior vice president of shared services and chief procurement officer at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, kicked off two days of technical presentations.

EUFMC also features guest speakers from the outside the industry who share important perspectives with attendees. This year, Coach Lou Holtz, one of the most celebrated and accomplished coaches in sports history, will return to Williamsburg – where he served as the College of William & Mary’s football coach from 1969 to 1971 – to address the conference.

Aptly called “the greatest motivator of our time,” Holtz had a 26-year career of inspiring players and motivating them to be winners, most notably with the University of Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” football team. At EUFMC, Holtz will use his experience and humor to help attendees learn to assess their strengths, work as a team and embrace the values that can help improve their organizations.

EUFMC is noted for its exhibition of the latest utility equipment and services. The EUFMC equipment demonstration this year will feature more than 60 displays where fleet managers can meet with 270+ representatives from more than 95 manufacturers and service providers. Since its inception, the conference has promoted close cooperation between fleet representatives and manufacturers and suppliers engaged in the development and design of vehicles and equipment associated with the electric utility industry.

“EUFMC provides incredible value,” said Judie Taylor, president of Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation. “Not only does it connect utility fleet managers together in discussions centered around their most current challenges, it also connects suppliers as a part of the solution to meeting their needs. The drive-through demonstration and equipment display offer the ability to learn about technology, while the conference seminars provide substantive information to assist fleet managers in learning about industry trends. Overall, this is one of the best conferences in our industry.”

The sharing of best practices continues to attract new attendees to EUFMC. The meeting provides a forum where fleet representatives can exchange information and discuss mutual concerns, including EUFMC’s highly popular fleet and supplier roundtables.

“As a first-time attendee at EUFMC I found the conference to be of great value as a fleet manager,” stated Bill Bonham, senior manager at Tennessee Valley Authority. “The networking opportunities with other electric utility fleet managers are a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be found anywhere else. Everything about the conference was great.”

With all it has to offer, EUFMC continues to attract record numbers of attendees. In 2010, the conference had its highest level of fleet participation, including 100 fleet managers from more than 50 companies. Also included were more than 30 first-time participants.

This year’s 58th annual EUFMC is on track to set another attendance record. “EUFMC continues to offer amazing value to fleet managers,” said Wesley Keller, manager, transportation at PPL and this year’s EUFMC chairman. “The attendance at the conference reflects how great a forum this is for gathering valuable information and learning about best practices and technology developments that can be used to improve the efficiency of fleet operations. The record number of attendees shows clearly how this unique industry event provides exceptional value.”

ICUEE 2011 and AEMP partnership brings new fleet management exhibit pavilion, expanded education to show

ICUEE 2011 show attendees will find more fleet management education, products and services than ever before as the result of a new cooperative agreement between the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP). AEMP will develop a show education track for fleet management professionals as well as conduct certification exams at ICUEE 2011. The association will also sponsor the new Fleet Management Exhibit Pavilion on the show floor.

The next ICUEE will be held October 4-6, 2011 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. ICUEE is geared to the utility/construction industry, with a focus on electric, phone/cable, sewer/water, gas, general construction, landscaping and public works.

AEMP represents heavy equipment management executives who work in areas including construction, government, utilities, energy and mining.

The new ICUEE 2011 exhibit pavilion, with its focus on the latest fleet management software, products and services, broadens the scope of what’s available at the show, and the pavilion format makes it easy for attendees to quickly locate what they need. Fleet management education sessions at ICUEE 2011 will benefit both new-to-the-field as well as experienced industry professionals.

“Fleet managers are an important customer segment for ICUEE exhibiting companies; with AEMP’s support we can more efficiently connect buyers and sellers and enhance the educational value for attendees,” stated Melissa Magestro, ICUEE show director.

“By working with ICUEE, we can offer our members and other industry workers more professional development opportunities and convenient access to the latest technology advances to help them and their businesses succeed,” stated Stan Orr, AEMP executive director

The 2011 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference: A “top-notch” opportunity


“EUFMC lets us learn as much as possible about the needs of our customers who attend the show and meet with many high level fleet management business contacts. The formal meeting structure at this conference is excellent and informative, and the informal environment makes it very easy to have valuable conversations with contacts from all over North America. In this economic environment, we would not be at EUFMC– nor would the attendance be at a record level as it was in 2010– unless the conference was truly top-notch.”

Matt D’Arienzo
National Fleet Manager
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

DID YOU KNOW that fleet representatives at EUFMC have the authority to buy the products and services you sell?

In 2010 EUFMC attracted 100 fleet managers, including 30 first-time attendees, representing over 50 investor-owned electric utilities in the U.S. and Canada and South America, and more than 20 electric cooperatives and contractors?

These fleet managers represent the industry’s leading companies. Collectively they:

  • Spend well over $13 billion annually on fuel, parts and labor
  • Operate over 275,000 vehicles, including nearly 70,000 trucks
  • Field as many as 35,000 trucks with aerial devices & over 27,500 service trucks
  • Employ about 4,000 technicians in their maintenance operations


Exhibit at the 2011 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference and reach an audience unlike any other at the utility industry’s premier exhibition. The EUFMC outdoor exhibit is the site of more than 60 displays where fleet managers can meet with over 270 representatives from more than 95 manufacturers and service providers.

Become a Platinum Sponsor of EUFMC and have your company’s logo presented on conference advertising and in promotional materials sent to attendees throughout the first half of 2011.


The 2011 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference will be held June 19-22, 2011 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, visit

Ann Brown-Hailey
Director of Administration
Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference

Altec Industries exhibits cranes at ConExpo 2011

Birmingham, Ala., January 25, 2011 ­– Altec Industries, will exhibit three cranes at ConExpo 2011. Each crane is a display of Altec’s dedication to provide value to customers with crane safety, productivity and regulation compliance.

  • The newest feature is the tilt cab option, which is available on all riding seat models. A truck-mounted AC38-127S will feature this option, designed to offer crane operators increased vertical visibility and less neck strain during particular work applications. The tilt cab allows the operator to adjust the angle of the cab with hydraulic power.
  • To show the versatility of the AC38-127S, the unit will be displayed mounted on a track carrier, which is used for job sites not accessible by truck. This configuration provides customers a solution that offers a higher total return on investment than alternative lifting solutions. Typical uses include construction of electric power transmission lines and oil field work on remote sites.
  • A truck-mounted AC23-95B will also be displayed, which features a combination of safety and productivity benefits. Out-and-down outriggers provide increased productivity during setup in confined areas with short-span, mid-span and full-span load charts. From the control station, operators can safely access the bed using the walk-though control consoles. Outrigger controls at the crane controls, in addition to outrigger controls at ground level, reduce the  access/egress frequency required to setup the crane and  reduce the operator’s exposure to potential slip, trip and fall hazards.

Altec cranes are designed and built with integral safety features to help owners and operators comply with the new crane standard. The cranes displayed will be equipped with the following safety features:

  • Outrigger interlocks help prevent boom operation prior to deploying the outriggers.
  • Outrigger controls at ground level, and located within view of the outrigger shoes, help prevent crush hazards.
  • Winch drum rotation indicators signal the operator of winch drum motion and speed.
  • Area protection in the load moment indicator helps warn the operator of potential overhead hazards.
  • Load moment indicators programmed with a 50% de-rate for personnel handling with pin-on platforms.

Be sure to visit us at Booth 360 in the Gold lot. For information on all Altec products and services, please visit us on the web:

Altec is a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor markets.  The company provides products and services in over 100 countries throughout the world.

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