The board of directors of the Dossier Users Group on Tuesday, April 24, announced that the speakers for its 19th annual Dossier User Group conference will include fleet maintenance guru Darry Stuart, general chairman of the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations; and Joseph Dunne, director of education for the National Association of Fleet Administrators.
The Dossier Users Group is an independent organization of fleet professionals who use Dossier Fleet Maintenance Management Software. According to Doug White, director of fleet maintenance for Dunbar Armored, Hunt Valley, Md., and User Group chairman, the 2007 meeting will convene Oct. 24 and 25 at the Hilton Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.
Stuart, a 37-year fleet maintenance veteran and TMC chairman, is president of DWS Fleet Management Services of Wrentham, Mass., a consulting firm that works with client fleets as an on-premises troubleshooter and problem-solver to drive change as if on the client’s staff. Dunne directs NAFA’s education efforts, including the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager Program, fleet management seminars and education efforts such as NAFA’s online educational information portal, www.fleeted.org.
White says the 2007 Dossier User Group will feature expert panels on three important topics: fleet budgeting, equipment lifecycling, and technician and driver management, including hiring and retention. The topics were selected through an e-mail survey of Dossier software customer fleets conducted in February by Arsenault Associates, developer of Dossier. More than 200 fleets participated in the survey.
“We have responded to the needs expressed by our customers,” says Charles Arsenault, chief executive officer of Burlington, N.J.-based Arsenault Associates. “The selected topics are of serious interest to maintenance managers throughout our industry. These informative give-and-take panel sessions benefit all, including the panelists themselves.”