A message from Mary Joyce Ivers, Fleet Services Committee Chair, 2012-13:
Welcome to the Fleet Services Technical Committee Homepage. This very active committee focuses on professional development and technical industry information related to the acquisition, management, maintenance, sustainability and disposal of public fleet assets and equipment. Following are highlights from the 2012 committee work plan.
Fleet Manager Certification.
APWA launched this important program in September of 2006, and to date there are 107 Certified Public Fleet Professionals. The Public Fleet Professional Certification program includes an eligibility application process, a multiple-choice exam and a recertification application process. The Certified Public Fleet Professional examination is administered in paper-and-pencil and computer-based formats. For more infomratoin, go to the CPFP
Another major area of effort for the committee and APWA staff is the development of quality, technical publications that are easy to understand, loaded with useful information, and offered at the best possible cost. These publications are designed to assist Fleet Managers, Public Works Directors and those interested in developing an understanding of the public fleet industry. All are available online at the APWA bookstore
The committee provides program development and planning for fleet technical sessions at the APWA North American Snow Conference and the APWA Int'l Public Works Congress & Exposition. Nationally recognized industry leaders are identified to deliver topics of interest at both events. Complimenting the Sessions at Congress are on going Fleet Management Workshops, held around the country and in Canada; generally running in conjunction with the workshop are one-day workshops to help the aspiring CPFP prepare for the exam. If you would like further information please go to the education pages of the web site
The committee also works with the education staff to identify topics, develop and plan in-depth, instructional, interactive, Internet-based, educational training that you watch on your PC. Following completion of the live program, the presentation is packaged into handy programs that can be purchased and viewed at a later time. All are available online at the APWA bookstore
Member’s Library, The Member’s Library is a new, online resource that provides a varied library of education resources to our Fleet community. Current educational sessions or online publications are available to browse at your convenience 24/7, as often as you like, without charge. If you have an interesting Fleet presentation or information that you would like to share with other Fleet professionals, please feel free to contact the Fleet Services Committee.
Watch for bulletins from APWA national headquarters for the latest information on educational training opportunities.
Members interested in discussing fleet operations issues with other APWA members are encouraged to subscribe to the infoNOW community – Fleet
section. This forum connects you to other public sector fleet management professionals and provides opportunities to post and answer questions to your peers. If you have suggestions for the Fleet Services Committee, or for future workshops or other information or want to get involved and volunteer your fleet expertise
, please feel free to contact me at MJIvers@cityofventura.net