Tuesday, November 5

9:00 – 12:00pmMeeting room 101A/B

OEM Update Presentations

A favorite of any fleet show. Critical discussions on the latest features in safety, performance and technology with your top OEMs: Dodge, Ford, and General Motors.

12:00 – 1:00pm
Luncheon PresentationBallroom A/B
The Science Behind Emergency Vehicle Warning and the Regulations that Govern Their Use
Joe Bader, Federal Signal Corporation.
Basic human factors such as eyesight and hearing and how they apply to our response to changes in light levels, background noise and how we detect, recognize and respond to emergency warning signals will be addressed. Capabilities and limitations of emergency warning equipment will be outlined, along with the physical properties of emergency warning signals and both sound and light are used to warn.
Key data from studies conducted through the National Highway Transportation Agency, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the University of Michigan Motor Transport Institute, the Florida Highway Patrol and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society will be presented. In addition, various demonstrations will be used to help attendees associate the data with their own observations.
This special presentation provides the latest data on officer safety in and around emergency vehicles, with a focus on causes of officer fatalities while in the vehicle as well as concerns for the pedestrian officer at emergency scenes.
2:00 – 3:00pmHall A
Combating Distraction and Increasing Driver Safety with Advanced Telematics and Analytics.
Steve Saltzgiver, Mercury Associates
Today’s drivers are being bombarded with myriad in-cab and hand-held technology offerings which continue to impact the safe operation of vehicles. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reported that driver distraction in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers with this trend continuing in 2017 with over 3,000 lives lost. Fortunately, the use of telematics can identify distracted drivers and reduce this alarming trend with advanced analytics.Learning Objectives:

  • Use of technology solutions to prevent distracted driving and potentially reduce the number of fatal accidents
  • Creation of risk profiles to using telematic solutions to proactively detect and analyze risky driver behavior
  • Discussion of emerging technology available in the market to eliminate in-cab driver distractions
Fleet Acquisition – Purchase, Finance and Lease Options
Bob Crowe and Joanne Cornier, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions

This workshop is designed to help fleet managers, purchase managers and police departments understand the various acquisition options available to an agency, along with discussion on methods of maximizing budgets. We will also discuss fleet management options that are available to assist the agency fleet managers.

3:00 – 4:00pmHall A

Idea Accelerator Agency Roundtables

Bring your best ideas and your biggest challenges to the table. Sitting with like size agencies, you’ll discover solutions, improvements, similarities and opportunities. We’ll have facilitators to keep the conversations on track and a scribe to help record all ideas for you to share when you report back. And if you are interested in being a table facilitator, let us know!

Wednesday, November 6

8:30 – 9:30amHall A
A Case Study: Do Take-Home Vehicles Create More Benefits or Costs for a Community?
Paul Lauria, President, Mercury Associates
While the benefits of allowing police officers to use assigned vehicles for commuting between home and work may seem obvious to many in the law enforcement community, some elected officials and members of the general public view take-home programs as little more than a taxpayer-funded “perk” for a select group of public servants. Surprisingly, little formal research on the costs and benefits of vehicle take-home programs has been conducted. However, Mercury’s extensive research and analysis findings may surprise even the most seasoned law enforcement administrators!Learning Objectives:

  • Review the results of Mercury’s law enforcement vehicle take-home program research and analysis
  • Understand the formal benefit-cost studies of law enforcement vehicle take-home programs that Mercury Associates, Inc. conducted for several US cities
Combating Distraction and Increasing Driver Safety with Advanced Telematics and Analytics
Steve Saltzgiver, Mercury Associates

Today’s drivers are being bombarded with myriad in-cab and hand-held technology offerings which continue to impact the safe operation of vehicles. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reported that driver distraction in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers with this trend continuing in 2017 with over 3,000 lives lost. Fortunately, the use of telematics can identify distracted drivers and reduce this alarming trend with advanced analytics.
Learning Objectives:

  • Use of technology solutions to prevent distracted driving and potentially reduce the number of fatal accidents
  • Creation of risk profiles to using telematic solutions to proactively detect and analyze risky driver behavior
  • Discussion of emerging technology available in the market to eliminate in-cab driver distractions
9:45 – 10:45amHall
 Techniques to Right-size your Fleet and Reduce Costs
Steve Saltzgiver, Mercury Associates
With over half the total cost of ownership relating to vehicle depreciation, fleets today must focus their efforts on rightsizing to control accelerating costs from continued advances in technology.Learning Objectives:

  • Ensure an acceptable level of asset availability and service delivery
  • Maintain uniform levels of asset usage reducing life cycle costs
  • Generate revenue by identifying and selling unneeded vehicles
  • Reduce future costs by avoiding the replacement of unneeded vehicles
  • Demonstrate due diligence by validating fleet spend

12:00 – 1:00pm                                Room 100AB

Title 13 Updates: Regulations Explained and Questions Answered

Presented by CHP Fleet Operations, Engineering Section

California code of Regulations, Title 13 governs the design and testing requirements for emergency vehicle lighting and siren manufacturers as well as setting installation requirements to ensure maximum effectiveness when deployed. Safe equipment installation and interior cockpit safety is only a part of the information you will be provided. You cannot afford to miss this important informational presentation.