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The 2015 Fleet Technology Expo, which is organized by Bobit Business Media, offered fleet managers an opportunity to get behind the wheel of alternative powertrain vehicles such as a Hino diesel-electric hybrid cabover, Nissan LEAF, and a bi-fuel CNG pickup truck. Photos by Kevin Haegele.

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The Town of Castle Rock fleet is an ASE Blue Seal facility.

GFX Road Show: Town of Castle Rock

The Town of Castle Rock fleet employs six people who manage and maintain 347 vehicles. Paul Colell, fleet manager, gave GF staff a tour of the fleet facility.

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Colorado Springs Utilities' fuel use mix is 60% diesel and 40% unleaded gasoline.

GFX Road Show: Colorado Springs Utilities

The Colorado Springs Utilities fleet employs 5 staff members and 42 contractors who manage and maintain 1,700 vehicles. Chris Lindquist, fleet supervisor, gave GF staff a tour of the joint city and utility fleet maintenance facility.

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Scott Edwards, fleet manager for Colorado's Division of Central Services, said the state's key hirings of three fleet managers this year are helping it build a great foundation for fleet.

GFX Road Show: Colorado Central Services

The State of Colorado Division of Central Services employs 15 fleet personnel who manage 6,200 vehicles. Scott Edwards, CAFM, fleet manager, who oversees the light- and medium-duty vehicles in the fleet, gave GF staff a tour of the fleet facility.

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Fleet staff maintain 600 City of Lakewood vehicles at its maintenance facility.

GFX Road Show: City of Lakewood

The City of Lakewood fleet employs 9 people who manage and maintain 600 vehicles. Nina Hoffert, fleet manager, gave GF staff a tour of the fleet facility.

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Tommy Phillips is pictured interacting with parts room staff members (l-r) Michael Brosh and Victor Martinez.

GFX Road Show: City and County of Denver

The City and County of Denver fleet employs 86 people who manage and maintain nearly 2,000 vehicles. Todd Richardson, director of the Fleet Management Division, gave GF staff a tour of the fleet facility.

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The Sheriff&#39;s Office purchased this mobile command post in 2008. It is built on a Freightliner chassis.<br />

GFX Road Show: Boulder County Sheriff's Office

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office fleet employs three people who manage and maintain 151 vehicles Tom Vrtis, fleet manager, gave GF staff a tour of the fleet facility.

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Personal referral ranked highest in terms of how technical staff heard about public fleet positions. In comparison, private sector technicians ranked direct company inquiry highest in terms of how they got their current jobs.

Perceptions of Public and Private Sector Techs

Finding qualified technicians can be a challenge for public sector fleet managers. A survey of Government Fleet readers and private-sector technicians uncovered several interesting findings, which were covered in a feature article of the June 2015 issue. View a series of slides with data points from the findings.

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Attendees enter the exhibit hall for GFX 2015.

GFX 2015 in Pictures

The 2015 Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) in Denver drew more than 700 attendees and 92 exhibitors on the show floor. The three-day conference that ran from June 8-10 included packed educational seminars for public fleet managers and technicians. Read more here. Photos by Gene Tewksbury and Thi Dao.

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This GMC Canyon is the 4WD SLE crew cab with the long (6.2-foot) box.

GMC's 2015 Canyon Pickup

The 2015 GMC Canyon, the sister model to the Chevrolet Colorado, represents General Motors' return to the mid-size pickup segment. The truck offers a similar package to the Colorado, but adds a more GMC-identified grille and cast aluminum wheels. Read more about the GMC Canyon here.

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