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Personal referral ranked highest in terms of how technical staff heard about public fleet...
Public Sector Technician Survey: Technicians make up the majority of survey respondents. Almost half of technicians surveyed said they had 30 or more years of experience. This includes...
Many respondents said they previously worked at private shop or dealership before coming to the... Of those who were ASE certified, 30% had 10 or more certifications

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.

Attendees enter the exhibit hall for GFX 2015.
Keynote Speaker Tammy Rimes talked to attendees about becoming "best friends" with procurement.
Captain Larry Brudnicki, retired from the United States Coast Guard, gave a keynote presentation...

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.

This GMC Canyon is the 4WD SLE crew cab with the long (6.2-foot) box.
This Canyon is powered by a 3.6L direct-injected V-6.
Side steps help drivers enter the truck.

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.

Mercedes-Benz is launching the Metris mid-size van for 2016.
The Metris is available as a cargo (pictured) and passenger model.
The Metris cargo van offers 4,960 pounds of towing capability.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Ride and Drive

Automotive journalists headed to a mining ghost town resort in Dunton Hot Springs, Colo., to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris mid-size van, which is now the only mid-size van available in the U.S. market. Photos by Chris Brown and Ian Merritt/MBUSA.

The Maxima is available in five trim levels.
The Maximas were lined up for journalists.
Nissan shows off the new Maximas at the Bel-Air Bay Club.

2016 Nissan Maxima Ride and Drive

Nissan invited automotive journalists to drive its 2016 Maxima large sedan on June 2 at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades in southern California. View photos of the eight-generation sedan that has improved fuel economy by 15 percent over the outgoing model. Read more about the vehicle here. Photos by Paul Clinton and Chris Wolski.

The International PayStar tackled the rough road course, which is used to test vehicles over...
An International DuraStar with an N9 engine ready to tackle the course, which consisted of a...
The International DuraStar with an N9 engine mated to an Allison transmission was configured as...

Navistar Proving Grounds Ride and Drive

To celebrate the opening of its Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., the truck maker invited media to test its full range of medium-duty, vocational, heavy-duty, and school bus products. Photos by Chris Wolski

The 2015 Volkswagen and Audi fleet preview featured a visit to the just-opened Porsche...
Two fleet managers look out on the Porsche Experience Center's track.
Fleet managers get ready for a tour of the Porsche headquarters and driving experience track.

VW, Audi 2016-MY Fleet Preview

Volkswagen and Audi hosted their 2016-MY fleet preview at the Porsche headquarters in Atlanta from May 18-20. Fleet managers had a chance to preview new models, and test them in training areas set up to test handling, wet surface driving and maneuverability on a cone course. Photos by Paul Clinton.

This Renegade Sport 4x4 includes AC and retails for $23,080.
This Renegade is powered by a 1.4L inline-4 MultiAir turbo engine. It gets an EPA-rated 27 mpg...
The Renegade includes "Easter eggs" such as the aircraft-style "No Step!" on the side rails.

Jeep's 2015 Renegade Sport 4x4

Jeep has entered the compact SUV fray with the 2015 Renegade 4x4 offered in four trim levels, including the base Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The vehicle, which has been classified by Black Book as a sub-compact SUV, offers a utility value proposition with a starting price of $19,995. Read more here. Photos by Vince Taroc.