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Beautiful San Diego, where GFX 2011 was held. (Photo courtesy Steve Riley.)

Government Fleet Expo and Conference 2011

The 2011 Government Fleet Expo and Conference was a success, with more than 500 attendees traveling to San Diego for this year's event. The following photo gallery features images from the show.

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Attendees were able to network with other fleet professionals, as well as vendors on the show floor.<br />Photo by Gary Wien

2011 NAFA Institute & Expo

Fleet managers from companies and government organizations across the county gathered at the 2011 NAFA Institute & Expo conference in Charlotte, N.C. in early April.

This photo gallery shows some of the people who attended the show and companies that exibited.

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This is the customer drive-up area at Rochester&#39;s Equipment Services facility.

City of Rochester Equipment Services

The City of Rochester's Equipment Services division completed Fleet Counselor Services' Sentinel World Class Fleet Certification program with a score of 97 percent. The images in this gallery show Rochester's Equipment Services division and overall operations.

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Sporty Police Vehicles

Some departments have a handful of “sportier” cars, many of which are used in special ways. From Corvettes and Mustangs to a Porsche Carrera and Cadillacs, some police officers get a chance to drive some of the fastest sports vehicles in the world while on duty. Check out the following photos from various departments across the country.

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Washington City, Utah CNG Fueling Station

Washington City, Utah used U.S. Department of Energy grant money to pay for a new CNG fueling station and CNG vehicle conversions. The City has being converting vehicles in its fleet, primarily Ford pickup trucks, and expects to save $2,330 per vehicle per year on fuel costs.

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In 1963, Ed (center) accepts a plaque from Howard Pyle, president of the National Safety Council. The award is given to a publication for outstanding coverage in the field of safety.  Looking on is Roy Wiley, AF&#39;s executive editor.

The Many Faces of Ed Bobit

Founder of Bobit Business Media (originally called Bobit Publishing) and Automotive Fleet Magazine, Ed Bobit has been a leader in fleet for 50 years, since the company's humble beginnings in Illinois in 1961. Through the years, Ed has always maintained a personal presence in the fleet industry and in the pages of Automotive Fleet. Here are some photos and quips from the master himself.

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More than 550 public sector fleet professionals and industry suppliers gathered June 21-23 for the 3rd annual 2010 Government Fleet Expo &amp;amp; Conference (GFX), held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The top 20 of the 100 Best Fleets for 2010 were announced in an awards presentation at GFX.

2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX)

With a record number of attendees and exhibitors, the 2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) brought together some of the greatest fleet minds from the public sector during the three-day event.

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More than 60 participants attending the 2009 PHH Arval Energy Conference.

2009 PHH Arval Energy Conference

More than 60 participants from approximately 40 Houston-area energy companies gathered for the PHH Arval Energy Conference, held Oct. 22 at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston. PHH has held this annual event for 17 years.

The conference is designed to bring together fleet professionals in the energy industry to address common concerns, goals, and improve the business, according to Steve DiBiagio, PHH senior vice president of business development.

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Public Sector Environmental Leadership Award winners attending the Green Fleet Conference were: (l-r, front) Chris Wiley, City of Seattle; Sherry Lewis, University of California, Los Angeles; Renee Jordan, University of Michigan; Paul Condran; City of Culver City, Calif.; and (l-r, back) James Tillman, City of Houston, on behalf of Houston Mayor Bill White; David Roussel, Orange County, Fla.; Ariella Maron, New York City; Mike O&amp;rsquo;Donnell, City of Milwaukee, on behalf of Venu Gupta; Michael Picardi, City of Chicago; and Gerald Smith, City of Kansas City, Mo., on behalf of Samuel Swearngin.

2009 Green Fleet Conference

More than 350 fleet industry professionals attended the Green Fleet Conference, which offered solutions and resources to help fleet managers continue environmental initiatives in budget-challenged times, according to organizers.

Environmental initiatives "make economic sense," Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley told a crowded audience at the conference, held Oct. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 

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