The first day began with a sustainable fleet management training program given by Claude Masters from the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA). The training was well attended by a number of eager fleet managers, from the greater Sacramento area and reaching as far as the Bay Area, and varying in fleet sizes, searching for new ways to make their fleets more sustainable and eco-friendly. The training session was followed by a reception sponsored by Toyota, where five different categories ranging from individuals to fleets were awarded and recognized as Clean Air Champions for their superior achievements or sustained excellence in the alternative fuel and advanced technology clean air field. The East Bay Clean Cities Coalition also awarded winners in similar categories at this time.
Day two was greeted with excitement by attendees, vendors, and exhibitors alike, as the number of speakers and panelists increased tenfold, with representatives ranging from CALSTART, to NexGen Fuel, to Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). There were dozens of indoor and outdoor displays showing off new alternative fuel technologies and advances to the fleet managers and operators in attendance. Over 20 vehicles were on display representing light, medium, and heavy duty capabilities for CNG, electric, and hybrid low emission advanced technologies. Between the presentations and panel discussions, attendees were able to visit and interact with representatives from different companies, as well as participate in a Ride and Drive event. Fleet managers were given this unique opportunity to test out some of alternative fuel vehicles themselves. Overall, the event was a huge success. Sacramento proved to be, yet again, a leader in the efforts to promote a more sustainable world.