As always, this year’s EUFMC was an outstanding meeting. It is the electrical utility conference to attend when it comes to addressing the specific needs of fleet managers and their operations.
Mother Nature was definitely not on our side for the Drive-Thru and equipment show on the first day -talk about a rain storm - but we all managed to wade our way through and dry off in time for the Sponsorship Recognition Dinner that evening.
One of the key themes throughout several sessions was safety. During the Safety Systems for Fleet Vehicles session, representatives from Meritor, Bendix and Freightliner discussed creating a complete safety solution, including cameras and monitors, object detection technology, and active braking. It was noted that the frequency of rear-end collisions has been significantly reduced when a safety system has been installed and is still one of the most talked about topics by fleet managers. Moving forward, safety systems will include active lane assistance, active blind spot assistance, and surround view to help fleets reach the goal of 100% accident free driving. These systems will further arm drivers and operators with a safety solutions that helps them circumvent forward, rear and side turn collisions.
PRECO was proud to be a Silver Sponsor again this year. EUFMC continually provides access to valuable educational opportunities for utility industry leads and we are proud to have the honor to participate year after year.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Williamsburg!