Driving Your Fleet Towards Idle Reduction

Program Aired: September 8, 2022

With rising fuel costs and increased environmental regulations proving to be challenges for the fleet industry, idle management is key – but where do you start? 

In this expert roundtable webinar, Driving Your Fleets Towards Idle Reduction, presented by Drivewyze, you’ll hear directly from one of today’s most innovative fleets on how the strategies they are implementing are helping them bypass traditional hurdles that increase or require idling. Plus, hear from leading technology experts about the idle-time reduction services available to you in-cab that you may be overlooking. 

You’ll learn about:  

  • -An in-depth look at idling, where it occurs, associated costs and the impact on our industry
  • -Real-world examples of the solutions CalArk has implemented, including the tool that saved their fleet over 400 hours of idle time and 2,000 gallons of fuel
  • -Available tools and resources to support technology adoption and assess ROI 

Brought to you by:


Stephen Petit -Moderator

Partner at SiefkesPetit Communications

Stephen Petit is a partner at SiefkesPetit Communications, a public relations firm that specializes in trucking, logistics, and other industrial markets. He has covered commercial transportation for nearly 30 years and is the former editor of Today’s Trucking, the leading business-to-business publication for Canada’s trucking industry. 

Ray LaPrade

Vice President of Information Technology, CalArk International
Ray LaPrade is the Vice President of Information Technology at CalArk International.  He has spent his entire career in logistics information technology and is responsible for all technology at CalArk, as well as innovation, analytics, and business intelligence.  

Sara Steele

Product Manager and Director of Compliance, Drivewyze Inc.
Sara Steele is Product Manager and Director of Compliance at Drivewyze. She has over a decade of experience in the trucking software industry, particularly in areas of regulatory compliance. In addition to her role with Drivewyze, Sara is secretary for the CVSA Enforcement and Industry Modernization Committee.  

Dave Schaller

Industry Engagement Director, NACFE
Dave Schaller is the Industry Engagement Director for the NACFE. His responsibilities include interfacing with fleets and suppliers, writing reports, conducting workshops, giving presentations and running social media groups. Dave works closely with the drivers, fleets and sponsors for the Run on Less demonstrations. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Ball State University. 


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