Breakout Session

Using Technology to Create a Safer Fleet

For mobile workforces like the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, travel in remote locations across
the state is part and parcel of the job. But with workers in isolated areas, this can pose a serious threat to driver safety.

Find out how John Barlow, Senior Manager – Integrated Fleet Services at the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, and former Fleet Manager of the Year 2018/19 winner, tackled this challenge and more with technology and education to
improve fleet safety, vehicle utilisation and efficiency.

As the first NSW government department to integrate telematics into its vehicles, it turned its attention to smart data analytics to ensure driver safety and reduce insurance costs.

Join us for this session and audience Q&A to discover the impact of fleet management technology on the department, and how John
and his team successfully managed the change management process to reap significant health, safety and financial benefits.

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John Barlow

Senior Manager – Integrated Fleet Services, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

John has spent over 30 years in the NSW Government fleet sector. A large part of this was at StateFleet where he successfully managed the Purchasing and Disposal of NSW Government vehicles. In 2013 John left StateFleet to take up the role of Senior Manager, Fleet Operations within the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE).

During his time in DPIE, John has driven several initiatives that have resulted in significant cost savings across the department. The successful fleet optimisation strategies that John has introduced saw him awarded the 2018/19 AfMA Fleet Manager of the Year Award.

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