June 17 - 20, 2019 // New Orleans, LA

Speaker Presentations


CPFP: Certification Basics and How It Can Advance Your Career
Presenter: Jeffrey Tews, CPFP, City of Milwaukee, WI

Extending Equipment Uptime & Life Through Contamination Control 
Presenter: Brian Redpath, Caterpillar Inc.

Facility Construction and Renovation: What Every Fleet Manager Should Know
Presenters: John Manring, County of San Diego, CA; David Worthington, County of Sonoma, CA

How to Streamline Workflow in Your Shop
Presenter: Mike Cleary, ATSS/Cleary Auto

Paving the Way for Connected, Autonomous & Electric Vehicles
Presenter: Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, OH

Prevent Brain Drain: How to Create an Effective Succession Plan
Presenter: Steven Saltzgiver, Mercury Associates Inc.

Utilizing Internal Service Fund Rates to Modify User Behavior
Presenter: Brent Wahl, Pasco County, FL



Designing Application-Specific Truck and Van Upfits Using Data
Presenter: Chris Lyon, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry

Preparing Your Operation for Electric Vehicles
Panelist: Doug Bond, Alameda County

Preparing Your Operation for Electric Vehicles
Panelist: Al Curtis, Cobb County, GA

Preparing Your Operation for Electric Vehicles
Panelist: Stanley John, City of New York, NY

Preparing Your Operation for Electric Vehicles
Panelist: Evan Speer, California Department of General Services

Contract Management: Discover What’s Ideal and What’s Downright Unacceptable
Presenter: Tammy Rimes, Tammy Rimes Consulting

What Fleets Need To Know Now About the Self-Driving Vehicle Future
Panelist: Brian Bowden, General Motors

What Fleets Need To Know Now About the Self-Driving Vehicle Future
Panelist: Tony Gratson, Ford Motor Company

Tier 4 Engines and How They Affect Fleet Management and Maintenance
Panelist: Matthew Szuck, FPT North America, a Brand of CNH Industrial

The New Way to Calculate Asset Lifecycles
Presenter: Paul Milner, Utilimarc

Breakfast and General Session: Trump and Your Operation: What’s Coming
Presenter: Ken Kies, Federal Policy Group, LLC

Unique Financing Options for Backlogged Vehicle Replacements
Presenters: Berke Attila and Chichi Nyagah-Nash, City of Baltimore, MD

Remarketing: How You Are Leaving Money on the Table
Presenter: Conner Humphrey, IronPlanet

Renewable Diesel: Facts from Fleet Users
Presenters: Richard Battersby, City of Oakland, CA; Gary Lentsch, CAFM, Eugene Water and Electric Board



How Connected Vehicles Will Affect the Fleets of Tomorrow
Presenter: Egan Smith, U.S. Department of Transportation

Lessons from Detroit: How to Survive During the Toughest Economic Times
Presenters: Craig Rice, City of Detroit, MI; Jon White, Jon White, Inc.

Preparing for the Retirement Wave: How to Create a Succession Plan
Presenters: Ryan Crabtree and Ron Lindsey, City Of Anaheim, CA

Corporate vs. Government: The Top Transferable Best Practices
Presenter: Steve Saltzgiver, Mercury Associates, Inc.

How Many Technicians Do You Really Need?
Presenter: Christopher Shaffer, Utilimarc

Opening Keynote Address: Strategic Leadership to Empower Your Workforce
Keynote Speaker: Bill Griffiths, Montgomery County, MD

New Data and How to Use It to Your Benefit
Presenter: Bill Griffiths, Montgomery County, MD

How One City Determined Its True Cost to Own, Operate, Maintain, and Replace Its Fleet
Pesenter: Mike Wiederkehr, City of Glendale, CA

News and Updates

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“GFX is the best value when it comes to learning from the best fleet managers in the industry. I've been to 10 GFX's and have seen it continually get better.”

-David Renschler, CPFP, Fleet Manager, City of Fairfield, Fairfield, CA

"The expo and conference were exceptional. A perfect balance of conference/training opportunities, an excellent vendor trade show, and premium opportunities to network with our peers and vendors."

-Don Miller, Director of Fleet, City of Kitchener, Kitchener, Ontario

“GFX provides excellent opportunities to learn about the cutting edge technologies as well as learn from the leading fleets in the country. I would not miss it!”

-Doug Bond, Logistics Services Manager, Alameda County, Oakland, CA

David Worthington

“There is no better conference that speaks directly to the government fleet industry. The networking opportunities will serve you long term more than any other resource in our industry.”

-David Worthington, Fleet Manager, County of Sonoma Fleet Operations, Santa Rosa, CA

Richard Battersby

"GFX provides the single best opportunity for a fleet manager to become immersed in an event agenda focused on public/municipal fleet educational opportunities. This is also the single best event for networking with experienced fleet professionals."

-Richard Battersby, Manager, Equipment Services, City of Oakland, Oakland, CA

“GFX is the best available value for sharing experience and knowledge in the public fleet sector. It is specific to the public sector, affordable for the audience it targets, and relevant to current needs.”

-Brian Reynolds, Director of Fleet Operations, Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, TX

Kelly Reagan

“Bobit continues to demonstrate that they know how to inform, educate and recognize government workers in the "public" sector fleet industry."

-Kelly Reagan, Fleet Administrator, City of Columbus Ohio, Columbus, OH

“I thoroughly enjoyed GFX - the training/educational sessions were spot-on, and the opportunity to network with colleagues to discuss issues and potential solutions is priceless.”

-Lisa Bernier, Transportation Product Line Manager, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, VA

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