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Nrmca Rolls Out Fleet Manager Certification

The inaugural National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Manager Certification Course will be offered Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Silver Spring, Md., at the organization's Education Center.

The inaugural National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Fleet Manager Certification Course will be offered Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Silver Spring, Md., at the organization's Education Center. (A second installment is tentatively scheduled for Phoenix in January.)

Since a fleet manager can have a tremendous impact on ready mixed producer's bottom line, NRMCA notes, the Fleet Manager Certification Course focuses on industry-specific fleet benchmarking, financial strategies, and personnel management to improve participants' all-around business savvy. Included in the training are a shop-audit field exercise and several ready mixed-specific group workshops, providing opportunities for learning by problem solving alongside industry veterans. The course is especially geared to current and prospective fleet managers, parts and purchasing professionals, plus operations and production managers with fleet supervisory responsibilities.

Overall, the three-day workshop will help producers optimize their rolling assets to positively impact the bottom line, NRMCA affirms. It will prepare mixer fleet professionals for day-to-day management of personnel, maintenance shops, equipment, vendor relations, and work processes. Graduates of the course should be able to identify and analyze key maintenance costs and trends; employ several tools to help reduce shop costs and increase productivity; examine threshold limits for decisions on whether to repair, replace or rebuild equipment; negotiate with vendors and improve warranty recovery rates; manage a productive workforce and develop employees; and, improve shop safety, plus environmental and DOT compliance.

Industry professionals are encouraged to register at NRMCA's web site, www.nrmca.org, where course offering links can be found below the Reserve Your Place Today! banner on the home page. More course information can be obtained from Greg Vickers at 888/846-7622 _1136, or gvickers@nrmca.org; additional registration and travel information is available from Jessica Moore at 888/846-7622 _1152 or jmoore@nrmca.org.