Training – Frankenmuth, MI

A Regional Fleet Management Training Seminar is Coming to Frankenmuth, MI!

Fleet Management Training Selected by Regional Fleet Managers

September 23, 2019

7:15-7:45 Registration – Coffee & Pastries
7:45-8:15 Welcome & Introductions
8:15-9:00 Developing a Preventative Maintenance Program & Its Importance
9:00-9:30 Fleet Replacement Strategies
9:35-10:00 Save Time & Money by Purchasing from Ready-to-Use, Competitively-Solicited Contracts – Sourcewell
10:00-10:25 Break & Networking Time
10:25-11:35 Parts Inventory Management – Do you really need what you’re stocking?
11:35-12:00 Are You Maximizing the Three Most Important Aspects of Your Surplus Auctions – Control, Transparency & Revenue?  This Proven & Simple Solution Will Help You Do Just That – GovDeals
12:00-12:45 Lunch & Networking & Equipment Show
12:45-1:20 What a Public Works Director Expects from the Fleet Division – Speaker Karen Murphy, Public Works Director, City of Midland, MI
1:20-2:00 Trouble Shooting Charging & Starting Systems.  Safe Battery Testing & Jump-Starting Procedures
2:00-2:30 Air Brake Maintenance & Diagnostics
2:30-2:50 Break & Networking Time
2:50-3:40 How to Hire & Retain Quality Technicians – Today and in the future.
3:50-4:30 Discovering Fleet Best Practices & Learning New Technologies
4:30 Day One Wrap-up Discussion

September 24, 2019

7:15-7:45 Networking – Coffee & Pastries
7:45-8:15 Day Two Opening Remarks and Discussion
8:15-8:45 Productivity, Workflow, & Shop Safety
8:45-9:45 Fleet 101 – A Mixture of Fleet Management Topics
9:45-10:10 Break & Networking Time
10:10-11:00 Surviving an Audit of Your Fleet Operation
11:00-11:45 How Many Technicians Do You Really Need? Can you prove it?
11:45 Professional Organizations – Door Prizes – Closing Remarks

Attendance Information:


Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center

One Covered Bridge Lane

Frankenmuth, MI 48734


Room rates are $95 per standard double room, $105 per premium double or king room, and $170 per suite, single, double, triple, and quad occupancy per room, per night. There is an additional $15 charge per person for a 5th or 6th person in the same room. Rollaway bed charges are $15 per night and cribs are $5 per night.

Individual reservations are due 30 days prior to arrival. All rooms not reserved in a guest’s name 30 days prior to arrival will be released from your group block. A credit card guarantee is required to hold each individual’s reservation. A valid American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card number and expiration date are acceptable. A cancellation fee of the first night’s room and tax will apply should a guest cancel their reservation less than 48 hours prior to arrival or does not arrive to check in on their scheduled arrival date (no show). Reservations can be made by calling our toll-free number at 1-855-652-7200. Please ask all delegates to have the group number 12X571 as reference when calling to get the group rate.

Room rates are net non-commissionable and are subject to 6% state sales tax and 7% occupancy tax/city assessment. Groups exempt from state sales tax must provide approved written proof a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival.

Per State of Michigan law, the entire hotel is non-smoking, including all public areas, guestrooms and balconies.

Group rooms are not blocked together in the same area of the hotel. If guests would like their rooms together, they must be booked at the same time within the same phone call. The method of payment for each room must be given when the reservation is made.


The cost to attend Public Fleet Advisors (PFA) training program for both days is $199 person.

Discounts are given to agencies sending multiple attendees and/or for organizations that belong to a Fleet Management Associations such as the American Public Works Association (APWA), National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA), Public Fleet Managers Associations or other similar organization.  With the discount, the cost is only $149 per person.

The significant value of the training provided by PFA far exceeds the cost to attend this wonderful opportunity.

For payment options, please contact:

Sam P. Lamerato, CPFP

(248) 885-1847

John S. Hunt, CPFP

(360) 597-8370

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