Meeting 11.9.11

First SNFA Meeting
November 9, 2011
Northwest Career and Tehnical Academy


The first meeting of the Southern Nevada Fleet Association was a huge success. Nearly 60 individuals attended and networked before and after the meeting.

The meeting was held at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy where students prepared and served the delicious lunch. Everyone was quite impressed by the great job they did!

Joe Pellissier, President of SNFA welcomed attendees and spoke about the benefits of being an SNFA member, “Building the Best” membership campaign and the CNG Fuel System Inspector training that will take place in January ay NV Energy.


Norma Havens, National Sales Manager of USA Fleet Solutions gave an outstanding vendor presentation on telematics featuring Fleet Solutions Maintenance and GPS tracking. Highlights included:

  • Increase Drive Productivity
  • Increase Safety and Security
  • Going Green
  • Reduce Operating Costs

The education portion included Brian Brownlee, Regional Manager of EcoPower Oil who spoke about EcoPower Motor Oil from safety-kleen which provides maximum protection for engine life and exceeds the toughest North American standards for performance, protection, and resource conservation.

Jim Baldridge, Regional Fleet Account Executive with Chrysler group, LLC focused on their Ram 1500 PHEV which is a plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle that uses proven advanced hybrid engineering and cutting edge battery technologies to deliverer improved performance, significantly improved fuel economy, extended vehicle range and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The State of Nevada is currently testing the Ram 1500 PHEV because Nevada offers a combination of suburban and rural driving, elevation changes and a wide range of temperatures that are ideal as test cycles for these vehicles. Nevada Energy is currently testing the ram 1500 PHEV trucks.

Going Green

The Green Fleet Session was covered by Duane Lippincott, Division Manager of UPS who presented their Liquefied Natural Gas tractors and who gave the attendees some very enlightening information about UPS in general.

Norma Havens
National Sales Manager
USA Fleet Solutions

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Brian Brownlee
Regional Manager
EcoPower Oil

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Jim Baldridge
Regional Fleet Account Executive
Chrysler group, LLC

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Duane Lippincott
Division Manager
United Parcel Service

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The SNFA would like to thank all the speakers who participated in our 1rst meeting and for making it a huge success. Links to the presentations are included from those for which we received permission to share.


Joe Pellissier, President of SNFA hosted a useful session regarding fleet issues, problems and concerns

On Site Vehicle Presentation

Chrysler Group, LLC. – RAM 1500 PHEV
UPS – Liquefied Natural Gas Tractor

Media Coverage

KVVU-TV Channel 5 our local Fox station covered the event.