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Nov 27
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9:00am - 9:15am 15 mins
Introduction from TU-Automotive
  • Andrew Pym - Senior Project Director, TU-Automotive

Welcome to Connected Fleets USA 2018! 

We will be starting the day with a live and interactive industry poll with the audience. This will be a chance those in the industry to cast a vote on the hot industry questions. We will then share the results live on-stage and set the scene for our expert speakers to go into more depth in the preceding sessions.

Log in to and use #TUFleetUSA to join the poll. 

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and seeing you in Atlanta! 

9:15am - 10:00am 45 mins
The BIG Fleet Survey and Market Overview 2018
  • Clem Driscoll - President, C.J. Driscoll & Associates

New players, technologies and regulation are dramatically changing the connected fleets and fleet management industry. Take a comprehensive look at where the industry is today and where it is heading so you have a robust product map for the future

10:00am - 10:25am 25 mins
Connectivity - The Story So Far
  • Bill Combs - Director - Connected Fleet, Penske Truck Leasing

Hear first-hand how Penske Trucks Leasing has utilized connected technology to better their fleet and asset management operations and how they see this technology influencing future business

  • Understand how applications for connectivity have moved on from basic GPS tracking to where are today. What have we learned to get where we are?
  • Identify challenges such as cyber-security and driver privacy concerns and see how they were overcome to build a platform for connected services in the future
  • The route to electrification. Lay out a roadmap for connectivity as fleet operators adopt electric HGVs and create a shift in their needs for fleet management
10:25am - 10:50am 25 mins
The ELD Mandate – Year One in Review
  • Fred Fakkema - Vice President - Compliance, Zonar Sytstems

Last December we reached the first deadline to comply to the FMCSA rule – the ELD Mandate. Almost one year on we look at the effect that this has had on the telematics and fleet industry.

  • How has the ELD mandate impacted fleet management market? From uptake and adoption levels to self-certified vendors and FMCSA revoked system providers. Get the updates on ELD today!
  • Understand where load planners need to reconfigure journey times as ELD devices ‘cut short’ route times leading to increased pressure on drivers to speed
  • Assess how the ELD mandate has led to increase in fleet operators utilizing last mile delivery services and the data that’s needed to help load planners combat this
10:50am - 11:25am 35 mins
11:25am - 11:50am 25 mins
ELD and Becoming Amazon
  • Rob Hooper - CEO, Atlantic Logistics

Case Study: One year on from the ELD mandate we look at how connectivity is changing operations and customer service of 3pl and logistics company, Atlantic Logistics.

  • Leverage connectivity to deliver the next phase of customer service - Utilize telematics and tracking to bring real-time visibility so customers can track their assets in the field
  • Learn which integration tools can used to automate the tracking of drivers, load pick-ups and deliveries to avoid false positives and optimise the efficiency of fleet operations
  • Plot the journey to a 100% connected fleet of trucks within a two year timeframe. What are the next steps and how can you continue to deliver better customer service via telematics?  

11:50am - 12:15pm 25 mins
The Cyber Security Program Overview
  • Urban Jonson - Chief Technology Officer and Cyber Security Program Manager, National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc.

Connectivity brings ample opportunity for fleet management but if those connected systems are not secure then the fleet itself could be left vulnerable. 

  • Get an insight to the NMFTA heavy vehicle cyber security program and initiatives.     
  • Updates from the industry standards working groups on: Open ELD API, common templates for RFPs and cyber security contract language for TSP selection and cyber security requirements for electric truck charging infrastructure 
  • Assess the current state of telematics cyber security and where it needs to go, based on NMFTA’s supported telematics cyber security research - ensure your systems are secure
12:15pm - 12:40pm 25 mins
Connectivity, Telematics, the Whole Lot!
  • Tony Candeloro - Sr. Vice President, Technology and Operations, Holman Enterprises
  • Jeremy Paolone - VP of Technology and Operations, Holman Strategic Ventures

Telematics applications are maturing. As the benefits of connected vehicles are realized across the ecosystem we shine a light on the growth areas for telematics such as lot management and the dealer distribution model of connected services.

  • Connected lot management. Get to grips with this new distribution channel for connected devices/services within an enterprise solution for dealers. Capitalize on this area set for growth!
  • Develop a built for purpose product roadmap and assess the requirements of the dealer for inventory and vehicle health management (i.e. location, vehicle age, battery levels)
  • Delve into the business model of connected lot management as initial dealer investments lead to telematics with ROI in selling VAS and recouped costs in services and maintenance    


12:40pm - 2:20pm 100 mins
2:20pm - 2:45pm 25 mins
The Strength of Simplicity: Making ELD Work for the Operators
  • Steve Vorres - Senior Business Development Engineer, Suntech International

We look at the fragmented device landscape and the connection challenges when drivers enter the vehicle and how you create meaningful information to support and encourage better driving.

  • Understand why ease of local operation is such a key to success in reporting hours of service, within the user interface and the device itself
  • Learn how to overcome data anomalies generated by wireless connection issues with “plug and play” simplicity, bypassing Bluetooth connectivity setup issues and lowering costs. What processes should be in place when the connection fails and the     trip drops?
  • Real world case study: Understand where drivers are losing time and patience when faced with Bluetooth connection woes so you can minimize bad experiences and address lessons learned
2:45pm - 3:10pm 25 mins
Video Telematics Goes Mainstream
  • Krishna Govindarao - Co-founder and Head of Product, LightMetrics

Real-time video analysis helps move beyond video recorders and braking/acceleration events to focus on critical behaviors such as tailgating, lane drifting, moving stops, eyes off the road, etc.

Video telematics enables fleets in coaching drivers, fostering a culture of safe driving. It also enables TCO reduction and offers comprehensive and rich contextual data and insights that not only benefits fleets but also TSPs and OEMs in developing next generation safety critical solutions.

Gain from technology and market insights from Lightmetrics as they present key factors that are expediting rapid proliferation of video analytics in mainstream telematics solutions. Key points in this presentation will be:

  • Given the variety of fleets, their needs are varied too – one size does not fit all
  • Cross platform solutions that can be deployed through multiple hardware options at different prices will stoke faster and wider penetration
  • Improving user experience for fleets through better vertical integration is key for TSPs and vehicle OEMs
3:10pm - 3:45pm 35 mins
3:45pm - 4:15pm 30 mins
Cyber Security – Not So Much Safety in Numbers
  • Urban Jonson - Chief Technology Officer and Cyber Security Program Manager, National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc.
  • John Bolton - Director - Market Development, Upstream Security
  • Moderator: Susan Beardslee - Principal Analyst, ABI Research

Cyber has become a crucial topic in the connected vehicle industry. But the consensus is that CL connected fleets pose more of a danger than in connected PL vehicles. The market has been slow to react but now we see the risks and the impetus to increase cyber safety.

4:15pm - 4:45pm 30 mins
Telematics in the Electric Fleet
  • Seth Clevenger - Managing Editor, Transport Topics
  • Bill Combs - Director - Connected Fleet, Penske Truck Leasing
  • Mark Goody - Manager - Electric Vehicle Programs, FleetCarma

Increasingly, organizations are turning to EVs while setting goals to reduce emissions and improve operational fleet efficiency. But there implications on changing the power train of a vehicle and how it’s managed in fleet operations. 

  • Tesla and Nikola are setting new benchmarks for range for heavy goods EVs. Now we must address the implications on FMS from ELD through to fault monitoring and vehicle health as electric and alt. fuel heavy goods vehicles become viable
  • We also consider the electrification of urban fleets in carsharing services and other mobility offerings. Assess the implications on fleet management for all the all-electric mobility service with relations to parking, charging, vehicle health and maintenance
  • Learn how different EV fleet use cases (i.e. freight, last mile delivery, enterprise and supply chain) will require different fleet management services such as home charging, road tolling, geo-fencing, L1 – DC fast charging to maintain optimization
4:45pm - 5:10pm 25 mins
Trillium Presentation to be Announced Shortly
  • Dan Viza - Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategy, Trillium Secure

Trillium Secure subscription service utilizes multi-layered cybersecurity technology that hardens connected and autonomous vehicles and fleets against cyber-attacks. Trillium also offers an authenticated operational and threat management data solution for fleet vehicles that preserves privacy, confidentiality and anonymity of data while at rest and in motion. Value-added service providers trust secure, authentic data from Trillium for digital forensics, usage-based insurance, preventive maintenance, telematics, car sharing and other services.

5:10pm - 6:40pm 90 mins