Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association Releases 2013 Annual Conference Agenda

The fifth annual conference of the Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association will be held in North Little Rock, Arkansas, May 9 - 10th, at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel.

Online PR News – 24-April-2013 – Fayetteville, AR – State Purchasing Vehicle Buyer and Other Distinguished Speakers to Address Fleet Professionals, May 9-10, at North Little Rock Wyndham Riverfront Hotel

The Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association (“APFMA”) is hosting its fifth annual conference beginning May 9-10, 2013, at the North Little Rock Wyndham Riverfront Hotel. With the release of the conference agenda, which includes a broad array of relevant, cutting-edge topics and professional speakers, fleet managers from across the State in the public, education and utilities' sectors are registering to attend.

During APFMA’s Conference, attendees will:
Learn about emerging technologies from a panel of experts
Hear the best ideas from the top 100 Best Fleet applications for 2013
Use free on-line tools to calculate returns on investments
Network with the best-of-the-best fleet managers in the South
Find solutions to their biggest challenges with case studies of successful fleet operations
See an expo of the latest technology and equipment, including an electric bucket truck
Tour the Caterpillar Motor Grader plant in N. Little Rock.

Featured expert speakers from across the country will cover a wide range of subjects regarding the major aspects of fleet operations. Keynote presenters include: John Leverett, State Vehicle Buyer, Arkansas Office of State Procurement; Tom C. Johnson, author, industry icon and founder of the 100 Best Fleets and Contest; Mike Ellis, Past Fleet Manager, Denton, TX and One of the 100 Best Fleets. Local Arkansas fleet talent, who will take the speakers' podium, include: Jesse Beeks, CAFM, City of Fayetteville; David Bragg, Bragg Fleet Management Services; and Frank Griffin, North Little Rock Fleet Manager teamed with Rex Suggs, West Memphis Fleet Manager and APFMA President to detail a case study and ROI on CNG.

Rex Suggs, APFMA President, commented on the conference, saying, “Our goal is to provide fleet managers with great cost-saving and cutting-edge ideas they can immediately take to their work and use to make a positive difference in their operations. This conference is a chance for fleet managers from all the small towns, as well as larger cities and counties from across the state to come face-to-face for a once-a-year networking and high-quality educational event. It's a chance for them to see first-hand how others are leveraging technology in their operations. Fleet managers who want to learn the fundamental principles and practices behind successful fleet management as well as cutting edge technologies should attend the APFMA Conference.”

For more information on the conference, contact Barbara Olsen, City of Fayetteville, APFMA Treasurer at or call at 479-444-3485.

The Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association was founded in November 2007 to provide the opportunity for public fleet personnel throughout the State to meet and share ideas and information. The organization strives to increase the knowledge and ability of local governmental fleet managers, administrators and technicians; to promote the exchange of information between the members; and to support the functions and the aims of the Association.