May 7 - 10, 2024 | Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville, Kentucky

Overview - FLAGFA Members



Welcome FLAGFA Members!

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is proud to extend to all members of its official association partner, Florida Association Of Governmental Fleet Administrators - $50 OFF the current price for our popular Full Access Fleet Pass (only) for 2023! 

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What Is GFX?

Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), is the largest annual conference for public fleets in the nation. Built from the ground up by the team behind Government Fleet magazine, the most trusted industry resource for news, training and information - GFX is known for it robust conference program, large and immersive exhibition and most of all, serving as a true annual hub for public fleet professionals.

GFX has built a legacy of greatness and connections. For the last 13 years, fleet attendance consistently has broken records year after year as this close-knit community of engaged public fleets repeatedly trust and rely upon our fleet-specific training, networking opportunities with like-minded peers and vehicle, and access to top products and technology displays in the exhibit hall. 

Public fleets trust #GovFleetExpo - with good reason.

#GovFleetExpo At A Glance


Who Attends?

GFX is designed for fleet managers, procurement specialists, analysts, maintenance supervisors, and others who work with fleets. The types of disciplines, agencies and sizes the full spectrum, offering a big-picture insight - like nowhere else.

Quick Stats

83%

of fleet attendees will return to the next GFX

96%

of registered fleet managers were responsible for 50+ vehicles

83%

of registered fleet managers were responsible for 250+ vehicles

71%

of registered fleet managers were responsible for 1,000+ vehicles

Agency Breakdown

56%

City

23%

County

12%

State

9%

Federal


What To Expect?

Public fleets can expect nothing but a fully-immersive week for productivity and value

  • 20+ hours of education
  • 6+ hours of networking 
  • 8 hours of exhibition time
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches included in the pass price - Maximize your per diem allowance!
  • Per diem hotel rates
  • Bonus pre- and post- conference presentations

 

Last updated: February 28, 2024

2022 Schedule

Monday, May 23, 2022

May 23
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (ET)

First Timers' Orientation
This session will give you one-on-one time with other first-time attendees, the GFX show organizers, and magazine writers. Get an inside look at the schedule and show highlights. more info

May 23
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (ET)

Women in Public Fleet Management: A Learning & Networking Session
Women in public fleet management face unique challenges — whether that’s establishing respect with vendors, getting buy-in with technical staff, or often being the only woman in the room. This session will feature a panel discussing these topics.  While this session is open to everyone, it will address the specific concerns of women in public fleet management. more info

May 23
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)

GFX 2022 Block Party & Experience
This event within an event will be a mix of ride and drives, hands-on training, experiential learning, and a technology showcase. more info

May 23
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM (ET)

MEMA Showcase
The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), an association with chapters in California and Ohio, returns with educational sessions focusing on innovative fleet solutions and supply chain issues. more info

May 23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

Industry Keynote Address: How to Get ‘Buy-in’ for Your Vision & Projects
Getting buy-in is one of the first — and potentially most important — steps to ensuring the success of new projects and programs. This can be buy-in with the fleet team, upper management, or elected officials. Kevin Devery shares his successes and failures as he discusses how telling your story and empathizing with your team and customers can help you get the support needed for new projects. more info

May 23
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM (ET)

The Honors Celebration
Following a 40-minute reception, Government Fleet Magazine will recognize the 50 Leading Fleets, announcing rankings for the top 20, and the top fleets in three size categories. The magazine will also honor the Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees and the 2022 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year. more info

May 23
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)

Explore Detroit
This evening is set aside for you to explore Detroit on your own. Exhibitors and sponsors may use this time to invite existing and potential customers for dinner meetings. more info

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May 24
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM (CT)

Breakfast
A hot breakfast will be served before the Keynote.   more info

May 24
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (CT)

Opening Keynote Address: Over the Wall Thinking
Pit crews operate in one of the most dynamic and demanding teamwork environments imaginable. In racing, like in business and in life, there are no guarantees. Make one mistake that's too big or at an inopportune time and your day at the race is over - you go home while the race continues on without you. Over his career, Andy's team building techniques and Over The Wall philosophy have transformed the paradigm of how all NASCAR pit crews operate. more info

May 24
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (CT)

Electrifying Medium- & Heavy-Duty Fleet Vehicles: Real-World Insights
Medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles have arrived, but few fleet operations have added them. Learn from two experienced government fleet managers about types of vehicles and charging equipment, what has worked for infrastructure planning, and cost recovery. more info

May 24
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (CT)

Telematics In Use: Case Studies in Effective Use
The big picture with telematics is that it can help reduce liability, improve maintenance, and yield savings — but that’s only if it’s used effectively. more info

May 24
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (CT)

Roundtable: Succession Planning for Staff Retention & Development
Learn how to create a road map for employees looking to move up the career ladder, including into management, followed by a 30-minute open discussion with your peers for challenges and tips on getting this done. more info

May 24
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a buffet lunch in the exhibit hall. more info

May 24
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: Michigan State Police: Vehicle Testing & EVs in Police Fleets
While in the exhibit hall, drop in on one of our micro-training sessions. Designed to get straight to the point in a less structured setting, these presentations will feature maximum take home value. more info

May 24
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: How to Improve Vehicle Data Privacy and Security
Vehicle data offers many exciting possibilities for government fleets. It also poses often underestimated data privacy and security compliance challenges and risks to both personnel and institutions. Learn the facts and statistics about vehicle data, the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape that governs it, and most importantly, how you can start managing risk effectively. more info

May 24
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CT)

Advocating for Vehicle Replacements: Asking for What You Need
Learn how to develop a replacement standard, build consensus with end user agencies on replacement needs, and present the data and your request in a convincing way. This session will also discuss how to plan for replacements and funding with vehicle delivery delays. more info

May 24
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CT)

Today’s Clean Fuels & Technologies - Not Just Electric
Learn how these alternative fuels can be used to reduce emissions and help fleets meet sustainability targets today. more info

May 24
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CT)

Roundtable:  Ask a Fleet Consultant: Addressing the Industry’s Biggest Issues
COVID-19 changes, vehicle and parts delivery delays, electrification initiatives, and technician recruiting are all major challenges fleet managers are facing today. Mercury Associates president Paul Lauria breaks down these topics and leads a discussion and Q&A with attendees. Bring up your biggest concerns and get your questions answered by Lauria and fellow fleet managers. more info

May 24
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (CT)

Preparing for Electric Vehicle Service
Specialized training, safety, and tooling are all necessary to properly service and repair your new electric vehicle fleet. A new thought process is required when your technicians are working on these vehicles. Attendees will learn how to ensure their fleet technicians will be able to be efficient and productive while providing EV service, as well as maintaining a maximum level of safety. more info

May 24
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (CT)

5 Challenges of the Modern Fleet Manager & How to Overcome Them
Pandemic concerns aside, this decade presents fleet managers with new challenges, demanding subject matter expertise in areas not experienced before. Ranging from electrification to data science, to adapting to sudden changes, here are five issues fleet managers must face head-on the coming years — and how to successfully approach them. more info

May 24
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (CT)

Roundtable: How to Recruit, Train & Retain the Next Generation of Technicians
Technician recruiting and retention continues to be one of the biggest problems in the industry, with public-sector fleet managers often unable to provide higher pay. Robert Gordon will share his experience recruiting technicians, developing a recruiting team and an apprenticeship program, training and retaining technicians. more info

May 24
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM (CT)

Dinner on Own
This evening is set aside for you to have dinner on your own, and for exhibitors and sponsors who choose to invite existing and potential customers for dinner meetings. more info

May 24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CT)

Networking Night on the Town at the Whiskey Factory
Join us for an evening of networking, food and festivities in Detroit. more info

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

May 25
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (ET)

Breakfast
Fuel up for Big Solutions with a hearty breakfast more info

May 25
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (ET)

Big Solutions Roundtable
What are your biggest challenges? Whether it’s fuel management or budgeting concerns, this interactive session gives you a chance to discuss these topics and more with your peers and brainstorm solutions. Then, learn from the rest of the group as other fleet managers share the best solutions their groups found. more info

May 25
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

An OEM Update: New Products, Electrification & Vehicle Availability
What are the latest vehicles from the OEMs? How should government fleets struggling with long vehicle delivery times adjust their procurement plans? And what can the OEMs tell us about availability? Learn this and more in this session with the OEMs. more info

May 25
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Steps to Fleet Certification: A Workshop on Getting and Keeping the CPFP 
The Certified Public Fleet Professional designation from the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognizes the seasoned, career government public fleet manager, and those with experience in the field who are interested in a credential that will promote a career in public fleet management. This workshop will cover the benefits of obtaining and maintaining the CPFP certification, tips to getting one, and how to keep your certification. more info

May 25
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

Roundtable:  How to Improve Customer Service
Fleet departments are nothing without the clients they serve — yet many operations don’t prioritize customer service. Learn how to communicate effectively with user departments, what communication tools you can use, and how training fleet staff on the importance of customer service makes everyone’s jobs easier. This presentation is followed by a 30-minute open discussion, where attendees can ask questions of the presenter and learn from their peers. more info

May 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CT)

Implementing New Tech: From Discovery to Implementation
New technology is hitting the market every day, and not all of them are a one-size fits all. From the initial call to deployment and implementation, to on-going management of the new tech, learn how cutting-edge fleet managers decided to be first and what things they might have done differently. Implementing new tech can be hard, but its benefits can far outweigh the challenges. more info

May 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CT)

Procurement Tips: When to Use Bidding, Co-ops and Leasing
Vehicle procurement is one of a fleet management team’s primary responsibilities.  In this session, a fleet manager explains the lessons and techniques he’s learned in acquiring vehicles and equipment over the last 20 years. It will include suggestions on the best methods of procurement and how to adapt those to your local purchasing environment, taking into account the influence of Purchasing, Legal, and elected officials. more info

May 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM (CT)

Pandemic Trends: Benchmarking Stats from Alt-Fuel to Staff Retention
Fleet operation data — ranging from vehicle utilization to total cost of ownership — have undoubtedly changed in the past two years. Utilimarc will present compelling fleet industry benchmark results from pandemic versus pre-pandemic periods, using data derived from industry-leading fleets over this time frame. more info

May 25
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: Ideas for Approaching Sustainability in Construction Equipment
The largest vehicles and equipment are the largest users of fuel and off-road equipment uses plenty. There are various ways fleet managers can ensure a more environmentally friendly construction equipment fleet. In this session, learn how to improve fleet sustainability, including how to manage and reduce idle time, what to look for when updating your machines, and steps to increase fuel efficiency. more info

May 25
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CT)

Rising Fleet Maintenance Costs & How to Control Them
With the current parts and labor shortages in the industry, preventive maintenance has become more crucial than ever before. How do you control these costs? Leveraging fleet analytics, this session will cover strategies and tactics to control costs, considering labor rates and shortage, raw material costs, replacement cycles, and the parts shortage. more info

May 25
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CT)

Safety Starts with Spec’ing
This session will address the blind zones common in larger vehicles, present safety data on regular versus high-vision trucks, show what to look for when spec’ing for safety, and explain how you can use Vision Zero programs for support and funding. more info

May 25
3:30 PM - 6:45 PM (CT)

Ford Rouge Factory Tour (sold out)
This tour is available to all attendees for an additional fee of $50. Roundtrip transportation and tour admission is included in the fee. Add on a ticket during the registration process. Space is limited. more info

Thursday, May 26, 2022

May 26
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CT)

FASTER User Training
This session will include an overview of FASTER Web including the business intelligence and FASTER’s Web add-ons including: motorpool reservation and dispatch; VIN decoder; inventory import utility; and more. Then the session will include an overview of FASTER Win including reports and system switches, and we will remind users of general tools that are often forgotten. more info

May 26
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CT)

AssetWorks FleetFocus M5 User Training
Join the AssetWorks M5 team for the day, enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as well as access to our subject matter expert who will provide training on several topics. Session topics include mobile technology, PM notifications, reporting, industry integrations including EV, business intelligence and more! more info

May 26
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)

RTA Fleet Presents: Creating a Fleet Success Playbook
In this session, RTA Fleet will dive into the Four Pillars of Fleet Success: Stakeholder Satisfaction Intentional Culture, Resource Efficiency, and Risk Management, and give you specific plays to implement them. more info

May 26
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

AssetWorks FleetFocus FA User Training
Join the AssetWorks FA team for the day, enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as well as access to our subject matter expert who will provide training on several topics. Session topics include mobile technology, work management, notifications, industry integrations including EV, business intelligence and more! more info

May 26
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)

RTA: What's New + Platform Training
In this session, RTA Fleet's speakers will dive into what's new at RTA, from our new Web platform to upgrades we are making to the overall system. We will also provide training on our system, as needed by our attendees - YOU. more info

Monday, May 22, 2023

May 22
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CT)

Room C147/C148

First Timers' Orientation
This session will give you one-on-one time with other first-time attendees, the GFX show organizers, and magazine writers. more info

May 22
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (CT)

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Women in Public Fleet Management: A Learning & Networking Session
A panel discussion on the unique challenges women in public fleet management face. more info

May 22
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (CT)

GFX 2023 Block Party & Experience
This event within an event will be an entertaining mix of ride and drives, hands-on training, experiential learning, and a technology showcase. more info

May 22
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM (CT)

MEMA Showcase
The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA), an association with chapters in California and Ohio, returns with educational sessions. more info

May 22
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)

Industry Keynote: From Tennessee to Antarctica with Gary Lykins
Gary Lykins recalls his fleet experience in Antarctica while looking ahead for the technicians of the future. more info

May 22
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (CT)

The Honors Celebration
Government Fleet Magazine will recognize the 50 Leading Fleets, announcing rankings for the top 20, and the top fleets in three size categories. more info

May 22
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Opening Reception
Join us for drinks, hors d'ouvres and live music from local band, Cade Roth and the Blacksheep as we formally kick off GFX! more info

May 22
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CT)

Explore Dallas
This evening is set aside for you to explore Dallas on your own. Exhibitors and sponsors may use this time to invite existing and potential customers for dinner meetings. more info

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

May 23
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CT)

Breakfast
A hot breakfast will be served before the Keynote.   more info

May 23
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (CT)

Opening Keynote: Leadership and Accountability When It Matters with Commander Kirk Lippold
A compelling storyteller, CDR Lippold draws upon his Five Pillars of Leadership to offer strategies he learned and applied to instill integrity into his team members and mitigate crises throughout his naval career. more info

May 23
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (CT)

Navigating Fleet Management Uncertainty
This presentation will cover the explicit and implicit impacts of supply chain and labor shortages within the government and public sector fleet space. more info

May 23
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (CT)

Predictive Maintenance: If It Ain't Broke, Fix It
Join the Deloitte and Uptake teams as they discuss the pathway to improved readiness through proactive and predictive maintenance. more info

May 23
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (CT)

New Benchmarks in Fleet Safety
Take a closer look at data-driven approaches to fleet safety management. more info

May 23
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (CT)

Knowing Your Police Vehicle
Hear ways to best prepare your officers to treat their vehicles with care. more info

May 23
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)

Meet the Editors
Meet Nichole Osinski, the new executive editor of Government Fleet and Christy Grimes, associate editor of Government Fleet and School Bus Fleet! more info

May 23
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CT)

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a buffet lunch in the exhibit hall. more info

May 23
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: Remarketing High Demand Fleet Vehicles
Uncovering all the solutions and strategies that help you market your high-demand fleet vehicles. more info

May 23
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: What You're Missing Out on With Cooperative Contracts
Learn why RFPs are not only painful for both you and your vendors, but how they actually stand in the way of getting the best solution at the best price. more info

May 23
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (CT)

Moneyball for Fleet Management
With fleets capturing more data than ever, it is imperative that fleet managers leverage analytics to get the full value out of their data. more info

May 23
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (CT)

Keys to Operating in a Multi-Solution Environment
Learn the reasons why data is a key part of successful fleet electrification plans, share key hardware and software considerations and impart why electricity is a fuel unlike any other. more info

May 23
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (CT)

Better Connections in Fleet
Understand why, even in this busy industry, it's important to still find time to connect, and learn from your peers more info

May 23
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (CT)

Electrifying Patrol Fleets: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
This session will focus on what fleet managers need to keep in mind during this transition to electric fleets. more info

May 23
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (CT)

How to Lead in Changing Times
Learn how to lead, not manage the team; and how to assist the team in moving from where they are to where they need to be. more info

May 23
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (CT)

Use Telematics to Its Full Potential
In this presentation, we’ll share how you can use telematics to its full potential to lead to high-impact improvements to your fleet that you didn’t even know were possible. more info

May 23
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (CT)

Communicating Through Chaos: Strategies for Today and Tomorrow
This discussion will cover what your vehicle messaging is “saying” to your community and how being intentional and mindful can improve effectiveness and compliment the agency’s brand. more info

May 23
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (CT)

Police Vehicle Procurement Problems and Solutions
Fleet managers will have a chance to engage in a roundtable discussion to share problems they’re facing amid the supply chain crisis, and possible solutions for these problems. more info

May 23
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (CT)

Networking Night on the Town
Join us for a night out in Dallas at Federales in the lively Deep Ellum entertainment district, known for its vibrant street murals, quirky art galleries and long-time concert venues for indie and blues. more info

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

May 24
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (CT)

Breakfast
A hot breakfast will be served.   more info

May 24
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (CT)

Big Solutions Roundtable
Discuss your biggest challenges with your peers and brainstorm solutions. more info

May 24
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (CT)

Change Comes From Within: Fleet Organizational Management
Understand how organizations must drive change through communication, stakeholder engagement, training, and collaboration. more info

May 24
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (CT)

Navigating the Unknown of New Tech, Alt Fuels
Join Utilimarc and a fleet panel to better understand the future of fleet data and how to navigate the upcoming unknown of new tech and alt fuels. more info

May 24
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (CT)

Driving Collaboration Through Communication with Your Procurement Team
Designed for fleet pros, this panel provides important perspective to drive effective collaboration for mutual success between your fleet team and procurement staff. more info

May 24
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (CT)

Light it Up: Spotlight on Law Enforcement Vehicle Lighting
A discussion about the science behind police lighting and a look at technology available for police lights. more info

May 24
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (CT)

Meet the Editors
Meet Nichole Osinski, the new executive editor of Government Fleet and Christy Grimes, associate editor of Government Fleet and School Bus Fleet! more info

May 24
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (CT)

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Enjoy a buffet lunch in the exhibit hall. more info

May 24
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: Preparing for EV Service
Become familiar with what is really needed, versus what is nice to have, to be ready to work on hybrid and electric vehicles. more info

May 24
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM (CT)

Shop Talk: Ethical Influence: Dealing with Difficult Situations
Consultant and former fleet manager Jeff Tews delves into difficult discussion around ethics in the workplace. more info

May 24
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

The Road to Medium and Heavy Duty Electrification
Hear from two fleet managers that have experience in planning and execution of medium and heavy-duty fleet electrification. more info

May 24
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

How Do I Leave?
An in-depth presentation about mentoring, training, and preparing the team to step up and step in when you depart. more info

May 24
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

Machine Learning to Optimize Fleet Replenishment Planning
Learn how to create a linear programming model using Microsoft Excel Solver. more info

May 24
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

Fit to Serve: Law Enforcement Vehicle Upfitting
In this session, hear from fleet managers on upfitting enforcement vehicles. more info

Thursday, May 25, 2023

May 25
8:00 AM - 12:30 AM (CT)

FASTER User Training
An overview of FASTER Web including the business intelligence and FASTER’s Web add-ons. more info

May 25
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)

RTA Fleet Presents: Creating a Fleet Success Playbook
In this session, RTA Fleet will dive into the Four Pillars of Fleet Success: Stakeholder Satisfaction Intentional Culture, Resource Efficiency, and Risk Management, and give you specific plays to implement them. more info

May 25
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CT)

AssetWorks FleetFocus FA User Training
Join the AssetWorks FA team for the day, enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as well as access to our subject matter expert who will provide training on several topics. more info

May 25
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (CT)

AssetWorks FleetFocus M5 User Training
Join the AssetWorks M5 team for the day, enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as well as access to our subject matter expert who will provide training on several topics. more info

May 25
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CT)

RTA: What's New + Platform Training
RTA Fleet's speakers will dive into what's new at RTA, from our new Web platform to upgrades we are making to the overall system. We will also provide training on our system, as needed by our attendees - YOU. more info

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

May 07
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (ET)

Ballroom C, D, E

First Timers' Orientation
This session will give you one-on-one time with other first-time attendees, the GFX show organizers, and magazine writers. more info

May 07
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)

GFX 2024 Block Party & Experience
This event within an event will be an entertaining mix of ride and drives, hands-on training, experiential learning, and a technology showcase. more info

May 07
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM (ET)

Ballroom C, D, E

OEM Showcase
Join representatives from OEMs as they share what vehicles are available in their lineups and what vehicles are coming down the pipeline. more info

May 07
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)

Ballroom C, D, E

Industry Keynote Address: Servant Leadership Works!
Explore the traits, style, and strategies of servant leadership. more info

May 07
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)

The Honors Celebration
Government Fleet Magazine will recognize the 50 Leading Fleets, announcing rankings for the top 20, and the top fleets in three size categories. more info

May 07
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)

Explore Louisville
This evening is set aside for you to explore Louisville on your own. Exhibitors and sponsors may use this time to invite existing and potential customers for dinner meetings. more info

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

May 08
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (ET)

Breakfast
A hot breakfast will be served before the Keynote.   more info

May 08
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

L016

ZEV Infrastructure for a Centralized Fleet – Case Study for Fairfield, CA
Hear from a city fleet manager who has been entrenched in electrifying their light, medium, and heavy-duty fleets since 2008. more info

May 08
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

L017-L018

Top 10 Performance Measures for 21st Century Fleet Managers
This session will look at developing Charge Back Rates, Conducting Preventative Maintenance For ICE, EVs and Hybrids as well as Tracking Fleet Availability and Downtime, Measuring Technician Time, Determining Cost Per Mile/Meter, Setting Repair Hours and Cost, Monitoring Scheduled Repair Rates, Tracking Annual Parts Inventory Turns, Assessing the Parts Demand Fill Rate, Achieving Customer Satisfaction, and What’s Next. more info

May 08
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

L013

Rolling Safely: All About Police Tires
A conversation on what makes pursuit-rated tires different from traditional tires, why they’re important, how to educate officers on maintaining them, and more. more info

May 08
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (ET)

L011-L012

Learning from Transit Leaders: Executives Committed to Modernizing Value in the Industry
Join us as top leaders from the industry discuss how they are building today's transit with an eye on tomorrow, all the latest trends, and much more. more info

May 08
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM (ET)

Hall E

Meet the Editors
Meet the Executive Editor of Government Fleet, Senior Editor & Executive Editor of METRO. Speakers: Nichole Osinski, Bobit; Christy Grimes, Bobit; Alex Roman, Bobit. more info

May 08
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM (ET)

Hall E

Shop Talk: Gladiator Training Traits to Build a Legendary Team
This session will cover more about employee incentives and explore types of incentives to consider offering at your company.  more info

May 08
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (ET)

EXPO Hall E

From the Show Floor (3 hosted Presentations)
Join us for two From the Show Floor sessions - topics will be presented by AMCS Group, Sourcewell and AnSR (Advanced Subrogation Resources)! more info

May 08
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

Ballroom C, D, E

Justifying Cooperative Purchasing Selections
Learn how to create a justification process that eliminates all the questions from internal approvers. more info

May 08
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

L016

ZEV Infrastructure for a Decentralized Fleet – Case study for Santa Clara County, CA
Hear from a county fleet manager who has been entrenched in electrifying their light, medium, and heavy-duty fleets since 2008. more info

May 08
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

L017-L018

Maximize Your Technician Training Budget
Come to this seminar and learn how to make certain your technicians are properly prepared for any upcoming training they will be receiving while at the same time ensuring that they are attending the correct training. more info

May 08
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

L015

The Most Important Thing in Fleet Management. It's not Safety!
Transportation will be broken into fundamental building blocks and how mental health plays in each role. more info

May 08
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

L013

The Police Pursuit Vehicle - Is it Still Necessary?
To buy pursuit-rated or not to buy pursuit-rated? A look at what makes a vehicle pursuit-rated, and discuss common concerns your stakeholders and fellow officers may have. more info

May 08
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM (ET)

L011-L012

Made in America: Next Generation Shuttles and the Future of Shared Use Autonomy
No longer at the pilot phase, autonomous shuttles are becoming a viable solution for public transit systems around the nation. So, how did we get here? more info

May 08
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (ET)

L016

In Defense of Diesel: How Clean Diesels Can Bridge the Gap to Electrification
This presentation is a comparisons of Tier 0/1 and Tier 4 Final diesel engine emissions and the environmental impact of both. more info

May 08
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (ET)

L013

Emergency Response Innovation: How The Latest in Fleet Connectivity Tech Ensures Increased Safety, Efficiency, and Affordability
Efficient management of emergency fleet operations can not only help agencies save money and time, but it can also help save lives. more info

May 08
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (ET)

L011-L012

How to Make Sure That You Are Protected Against and Prepared to Respond to Cybersecurity Attack
This session will focus on best practices for ensuring that your agency is both protected and can respond to potential cyber attacks. more info

May 08
4:25 PM - 5:15 PM (ET)

L015

Fleet Manager Goals: A New Vision Toward Personal Growth
Different areas to embrace change if you want to become a better leader and a better person. more info

May 08
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)

Networking Night on the Town - Louisville Slugger Museum
Join us after dinner at the Louisville Slugger Museum for desserts and a night cap beverage! more info

Thursday, May 9, 2024

May 09
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (ET)

Hall E

Breakfast
A hot breakfast will be served.   more info

May 09
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)

Ballroom C, D, E

Big Solutions Roundtable
Discuss your biggest challenges with your peers and brainstorm solutions. more info

May 09
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (ET)

Ballroom C, D, E

10 Essential Management Skillsets Required for Success in the Digital Age
Fleet management is undergoing a radical sea change in the proficiencies needed to succeed. more info

May 09
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (ET)

How to Manage Aging Government Fleets with Limited Budgets
In this session, attendees will learn best practices to build a data-driven proactive maintenance plan and how real-time sensor data can provide actionable insights to extend the life of assets. more info

May 09
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (ET)

L013

Sound Solutions: Highlighting Siren Tech
A deep dive into the dynamic world of siren technology. more info

May 09
10:30 AM - 11:25 AM (ET)

L011-L012

Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Transit Employees
This session will focus on how to recruit employees that fit your culture, as well as how to hold on to the people who are already part of your organization. more info

May 09
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (ET)

Hall E

Meet the Editors
Meet the Executive Editor of Government Fleet, Senior Editor & Executive Editor of METRO. Speakers: Nichole Osinski, Bobit; Christy Grimes, Bobit; Alex Roman, Bobit. more info

May 09
11:45 AM - 12:15 AM (ET)

Expo Hall E

Shop Talk: Incentivizing Employee Performance
Learn which incentive techniques you can use to bring out the best in your employees. more info

May 09
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (ET)

Hall E

PFC Shop Talk: Protecting Your Officers with Ballistic Technology
In today’s environment, law enforcement officers need more protection than ever before. more info

May 09
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

Hall E

From the Show Floor (3 hosted Presentations)
While in the exhibit hall, drop in on one of our micro-training sessions - including a From the Show Floor sessions - topics will be presented by Kempower, Sourcewell and PERC! more info

May 09
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (ET)

L016

Upgrading and Expanding Your Fleet Garage for the Future
Learn design standards and approaches for upgrading and expanding your Fleet and adapt to future industry trends. more info

May 09
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (ET)

L017-L018

Equipment Replacement Optimization from Extensive Idling and Downstream Cost
During this presentation Fleet Managers and Analyst will learn the true downstream cost of Idling, due to 1900 century beliefs. more info

May 09
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (ET)

L013

Upfitting Police Vehicles When You Don’t Hold All The Cards
Decision makers will highlight how they use data, paired with collaboration between both internal and external partners, to make improvements within their own fleet, keeping officer safety at the forefront. more info

May 09
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (ET)

L011-L012

How Leadership Can Change Lives
Join us to take a look at how to become an effective leader and how that leadership can change the lives of your team members.  more info

May 09
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (ET)

L010

Fleet Advocacy Update - Priorities and Responses
An advocacy presentation focused on critical Federal and state policy issues facing fleet managers. more info

May 09
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM (ET)

Ballroom C, D, E

The Next Five Years.  What Fleet Managers Foresee in Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Industry
Experienced Fleet Managers will share their best crystal ball projections for the next five years in the industry and how they will affect your operations. more info

Friday, May 10, 2024

May 10
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)

RTA: Training Session
RTA Fleet will host this exciting half-day Training Session -- hear from RTA experts on what it takes to build a leading fleet; as well as learning about RTA's next generation of FMIS! Plus, enjoying both Breakfast & Lunch in their meeting room. more info

May 10
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

AssetWorks FleetFocus FA User Training
Join the AssetWorks FA team for the day, enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as well as access to our subject matter expert who will provide training on several topics. more info

May 10
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

AssetWorks FleetFocus M5 User Training
Join the AssetWorks M5 team for the day, enjoy complimentary coffee and lunch as well as access to our subject matter expert who will provide training on several topics. more info

May 10
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)

FASTER User Training
An overview of the new releases of FASTER WEB, including set-up and how to use the new features in FASTER WEB. more info

Don't Take It From Us

“GFX allows me to connect with my peers across the nation in one place. The structure of GFX allows for valuable networking time that has a direct impact on my skills as a Fleet Manager. Keep up the good work!”
Chris Lindquist, Fleet Manager
Colorado Springs Utilities
“The Government Fleet Expo is the "Go To" fleet conference of the year. It hits all the bases, from networking to vendor interaction to educational instruction.”
Craig Crowder
Craig Crowder, Fleet Manager
City of Beverly Hills
“GFX was a perfect opportunity for fleet professionals to get together and share knowledge.”
Eric Chitoubol, Maintenance Supervisor
City of Portland
“Having attended every GFX as well as other fleet conferences, I've found that GFX provides the best value. The lessons learned from educational sessions as well as networking has helped our fleet become more efficient & the best value to customers.”
David Renschler, CPFP, Fleet Division Manager
City of Fairfield
“This was well worth the effort and expense to attend. GFX is ‘the’ show for public fleet professionals. The fleet experience and knowledge that attended this show is hands down the cream of the crop when it comes to fleet professionals.”
Don Walker, Fleet Manager
Ada County Sheriff
“The GFX conference is one of the most informative & social networking conferences you can attend as a government fleet employee. Truly provides each individual employee with answers to the future of their fleet.”
Michael Rhatigan, Fleet Asset Manager
City of Novi
“GFX was very informative for a fleet professional. It was well organized and probably the best EXPO I had seen in a while.”
Keith Dimont, Automotive Services/Transportation Manager
Elon University, Elon, NC
“For years, GFX has been the best value for government fleet managers looking to expand their knowledge & network with a large group of their peers at one location/event. If you can only attend 1 conference per year, GFX should be your first choice.”
Ron Lindsey, Director of Fleet Management
County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
“GFX is a great networking tool and the training sessions are relevant to what most fleets around the country are dealing with.”
Jade Jones, Lead Technician
Ada County Sheriff's Office, Boise, ID
“GFX is a good conference to attend for three reasons. 1. Great opportunities to meet and get to know your peers in the fleet industry 2. Good choices in training sessions 3. Lots of good info and networking on the expo floor with vendors.”
Don Walker
Don Walker, Fleet Manager
Ada County Sheriff's Office, Boise, ID

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