How to Further Your Fleet-Management Education

September 28, 2010

The Construction Equipment Institute (formerly the Equipment Executive Development Institute) will be held March 8–11, 2004, in Chicago. This educational program is specifically for equipment managers who are responsible for the planning, policies and operations that affect the cost, reliability and performance of equipment fleets.

An industry expert, Mike Vorster, who also writes our Equipment Executive column, will be teaching the seminar. Vorster is the David H. Burrows Professor of Construction Engineering and Management at Virginia Tech University. He is acknowledged as an expert in equipment management and has more than 25 years experience.

The four-day training program will include the following topics:

  • Developing budgets and business plans for equipment operations.
  • Evaluating some of the leading fleet-management software systems available today.
  • Developing and using information systems to support repair, rebuild and replace decisions.
  • Evaluating financial alternatives.
  • Analyzing equipment-intensive operations to improve production.
  • Using historical data to calculate operating cost.
  • Balancing cost and reliability throughout an optimum economic life.
  • Setting internal rental rates.
  • Improving the value of the equipment management function.
  • Improving team building between operations, equipment dealers and manufacturers.
  • Plus, you can earn CPE credits.

For registration information, contact Susan Beck, program administrator at: or call 630-288-8494.