Attendees lined up to test drive the Dodge Charger Pursuit and Durango Pursuit (pictured).
 - Photo by Roselynne Reyes

Attendees lined up to test drive the Dodge Charger Pursuit and Durango Pursuit (pictured).

Photo by Roselynne Reyes

The Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) opens today in New Orleans with a packed show floor and a record-breaking number of public fleets expected to attend. The event, which runs through Thursday, takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The day began at 9 a.m. local time with an orientation for first-time GFX attendees, where Government Fleet staff offered tips and tricks for a successful show experience. This was followed by the 2nd annual Block Party, held this year at Mardi Gras World, which gives attendees the chance to discover new technology, test drive vehicles, play games, and meet fellow fleet managers.

Ford demonstrated its all-wheel-drive Transit on a dirt track.
 - ​Photo by Roselynne Reyes

Ford demonstrated its all-wheel-drive Transit on a dirt track.

​Photo by Roselynne Reyes

Later today, the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association will host two educational sessions, followed by an opening keynote presentation from Mahanth Joishy, fleet manager for the City of Madison, Wis. Day 1 of GFX will end with a networking reception for attendees.

Educational sessions and the exhibit hall open on Tuesday. The full schedule is available on the GFX website, and attendees can download the conference app on both iPhone and Android smartphones.

For the latest updates from the show floor, visit the Government Fleet magazine Twitter page.

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