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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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Fleet managers get behind the wheel of the 2015 F-150.

Fleet Look at the 2015 Ford F-150

Ford Motor Company gave fleet and commercial customers an insider look at the 2015 F-150 during an educational day near the company's Michigan headquarters. Read the full story here. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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Heli-skiing was not on the agenda. We&#39;ll save that for another trip.

Sprinter Van's 4x4 Off-Road Test

Mercedes-Benz invited Bobit's fleet editors to put the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 to a true real-world test: traversing logging roads in a remote stretch of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Read more about the vehicle here. Photos by Chris Brown.

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Ford&#39;s 2015 F-150 is available with a new 2.7L EcoBoost engine in the Lariat mid-range trim level.

Ford's 2015 F-150 2.7L Lariat

Ford's revamp of its F-150 features two new engines, including a second EcoBoost that offers the best fuel efficiency for the full-size pickup. This 2.7L EcoBoost produces 325 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. We tested it in this SuperCab Lariat model. Read our driving impressions here. Photos by Vince Taroc.

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