Zonar Announces Inaugural Fleet Management Conference

Zonar will host its first annual fleet management conference, The Zone 2013, which will feature over 80 educational breakout sessions and an interactive learning lab.

Zonar, a leading provider of fleet telematics, remote diagnostics and mobile on-board computing is holding its inaugural annual conference on May 14 to 16, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.

The Zone 2013 is lined up to be one of the most exciting fleet management conferences of the year with renowned industry speakers covering strategic transportation topics including the latest trends in fleet management, impending compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) regulations, operational safety, driver retention, fuel efficiency and management best practices. At this highly anticipated two and a half day event, fleet professionals can attend over 80 educational breakout sessions, a transportation technology vendor fair and work one-on-one with product specialists in the interactive learning lab.

The Zone 2013 provides fleet professionals across the nation an ideal opportunity to network and gain insider industry knowledge. A key Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) official will speak at the event to provide valuable information on CSA regulations, implications for the industry and how it will affect current fleet operations nationwide. Attendees will also hear from industry experts about the future of transportation technology and what fleets can do today to leverage existing systems.

“The transportation industry is rapidly changing. Staying on top of industry news, technological developments and regulations can make all the difference in successfully managing a fleet,” says Brett Brinton, Zonar’s President and CEO. “The Zone is a great place for fleet professionals to expand their network, develop new skills and gain valuable knowledge from experts and peers.”

The Zone 2013 also includes exciting entertainment including The Zonar Golf Classic at The Quarry on May 14. On the evening of May 15, Zonar is hosting the Riverwalk Rock N’ Roll Gala at The Hard Rock Café and Howl at the Moon. The Gala will include a Texas barbeque, dueling pianos and a special musical performance by Monte Montgomery, one of the “Top 50 All Time Greatest Guitar Players” according to Guitar Player Magazine.

Widely known for its patented Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) system, Zonar is one of the most innovative companies in the transportation industry. EVIR is the only electronically verified visual inspection system available that is compliant with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) inspection requirements. Zonar’s EVIR simplifies the entire vehicle inspection process improving safety, efficiency and CSA compliance scores.

Last October, Zonar introduced the 2020 portable tablet to help fleets automate common processes and maximize operational value. The 2020 features hours-of-service, electronic vehicle inspections, two-way messaging, instant driver feedback and advanced navigation. The 2020’s open Android platform provides fleet managers the ability to develop custom applications tailored to the unique needs of their fleet. Attendees can learn more about the 2020 tablet, but also the industry shift toward the connected vehicle and data management platforms at The Zone 2013.

San Antonio is one of the most visited destinations in Texas and voted one of America’s favorite cities by Travel + Leisure magazine. Chosen for its central location, The Zone 2013 attendees also can look forward to enjoying San Antonio’s eclectic blend of history, culture and art.

Registration for THE ZONE 2013 is now open. Learn more about The Zone 2013 and register at: www.zonarsystems.com/thezone2013.