EUFMC 2021 to Feature Special Presentation by Former MLB Star, Jim Abbott

EUFMC 2021 to Feature Special Presentation by Former MLB Star, Jim Abbott

No obstacle is too big to overcome for Jim Abbott. Being born with only one hand did not deter him from pursuing his dream of making it to the major leagues. Through stories, anecdotes, jokes, and even some self-deprecation, Abbott will share with attendees during the 2021 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference how he overcame perceived limitations and achieved his dreams. All fleet representatives attending the conference will also receive a signed copy of Imperfect: An Improbable Life, Abbott’s book about his inspiring life story, courtesy of International Trucks.

As the first baseball player to win the Sullivan Award as the nation's outstanding amateur athlete in 1987, Abbott went on to represent Team USA, win a silver medal at the Pan-American Games and the US Baseball Federation's Golden Spikes award as the best amateur player in the country. In the 1988 Olympics, he was the winning pitcher in a victory that brought the U.S. its first gold medal in baseball. Drafted after graduating from college, Abbott went on to play for ten seasons on four different teams.

Essential Tools for Fleet Excellence educational sessions at EUFMC 2021 will feature presentations by industry leaders and live Q&A. Topics (subject to change) include:

  • Autonomous Trucks
  • Autonomous Equipment
  • Safety Technology: Cell Use While Driving
  • Telematics: A Fleet Managers View
  • Tire and Retread Management Programs and Technologies
  • Recruiting and Training Technicians
  • Regulatory Update

A highly popular signature event at EUFMC that provides for unique engagement about electric utility fleet issues, Roundtables during EUFMC 2021 will focus on specific topics and include live Q&A sessions.

Tuesday June 8

  • Aerial Safety
  • HD Work Truck Electrification
  • Bucket Trucks
  • Diggers Derricks
  • Off-Road Equipment
  • Cranes

Wednesday June 9

  • Maintenance-- EVs, PM, Break-fix, Garage Safety, Tools
  • Mechanic Recruiting
  • Organizational Structures
  • Garage Policies & Compliance

Tuesday June 15

  • LD & MD Electrification
  • Telematics
  • Fleet Procurement
  • Fleet and Driver Policy/Compliance
  • Fleet Financial Matters

EUFMC, which will take place for 3.5 hours each day with opportunities to network with fleet professionals and industry suppliers and visit virtual exhibits. 


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