TORRANCE, CA – On top of tracking employees operating company vehicles, fleet managers must also keep tabs on occasional drivers, or those driving rental cars while on company business — which present the greatest risk to fleet safety. At next month’s Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., two top commercial fleets will share how they handle this high-risk group of drivers.

Kraft Foods Fleet Sales Manager John Dmochowsky, CAFM, and McDonald’s Sue Miller, CAFS, manager of fleet program service, will be presenting best practices to extending corporate safety culture to occasional drivers in the session, “Proven Ways to Encourage Safe Driving by Non-Employee Drivers,” which will run from 4:30-5:15 p.m. on May 22.

Miller earned the Professional Fleet Manager of the Year title in 1998 and Dmochowsky is currently in the running for this year’s title as one of four finalists for the 2012 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year award.

Joining Dmochowsky and Miller on the panel will be Randy Shadley, CAFM, fleet safety specialist for CCM (Corporate Claims Management). Prior to his current position, Shadley served as fleet manager at several companies, including Xerox Engineering Systems, Nextel, and Sprint Nextel. Altogether, these three panelists bring nearly 75 years of combined industry experience to the discussion.

Brian Barber, senior vice president of sales for LeasePlan USA, will moderate the panel.

The Fleet Safety Conference, produced by Bobit Business Media, is scheduled for May 22-23 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. Sign up for the conference at by April 24th to receive the advance rate discount of $100. More details are available at the conference website.

By Grace Suizo