NORFOLK, VA – Fleet professionals nationwide will convene during the 20th CCG/FASTER Annual National Conference October 13 – 17 at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia.

According to CEO Pam Nelson, fleet operations nationwide are being held more accountable for taxpayers’ dollars than at any time in history.

“The pressure to increase services while simultaneously reducing costs has never been greater,” Nelson said. “Couple this reality with the increased demands on fleets in areas where they have little or no control (inclement weather, rising fuel costs, etc.), and it’s not surprising that many fleet professionals feel overwhelmed and underappreciated.”

Nelson said that there are only two responses to this pressure: to hunker down or to fight.

This year’s conference with the theme, “Leading to the Next Level,” is dedicated to those fleet professionals who fight for the resources they need to run their operation. Keynote speakers include Mayor Graham Richard of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Fleet Manager John McCorkhill, CFM/CAFM, City of Lynchburg, Va.; Fleet Manager Rick Longobart, City of Inglewood, Calif.; and Director of OLMP Ron Flowers of the District of Columbia.

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Originally posted on Fleet Financials