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GSA's FedFleet Expo Focuses on Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Safety and Aviation

Annual Conference Showcases Best Practices of Federal Fleet

GSA # 10610

July 28, 2009
Contact: Deborah Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
Deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

CHICAGO – Green, clean and lean are the watchwords as more than 1,300 federal vehicle fleet and aviation professionals from across the nation gather here today at the 9th Annual National Motor Vehicle and Aviation Exposition, better known as FedFleet 2009.

The only conference dedicated to improving the efficiency of the nation’s government-owned vehicle and aviation fleets – the world’s largest – FedFleet addresses key safety, technology and energy issues. Attendees will share best practices and join in training sessions on topics ranging from fleet management to green automotive procurement.

“This event provides an outstanding forum for those on the front lines to learn and share ideas, and for GSA to showcase the important work we’re doing to help green the federal fleet,” said GSA Deputy Administrator Barnaby L. Brasseux. 

Alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles made up a large part of GSA’s recent Recovery Act purchase of 17,205 new, more fuel-efficient vehicles for the federal fleet, and are a key focus of this year’s event. More than 30 of them are on display, as reducing federal fuel consumption and emissions plays a key role in advancing the nation’s goals for energy independence and environmental sustainability.

With specific emphasis on asset management, FedFleet 2009 will offer attendees a chance to visit the Federal Fleet Manager Workshop and Information Fair as well as the Aviation Safety Officer Workshop. Additional conference training sessions will focus on:

  • Prospects for technology and safety trends in 2010;
  • How to green agency operations and save money;
  • Credit card fraud; and
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the federal fleets.

Other highlights of the conference include presentation of the 9th annual Federal Aviation awards and the Bob Baker Fleet Manager of the Year awards.

For an agenda and other information about FedFleet 2009, visit fedfleet.org.

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Did You Know? As a leader in motor vehicle fleet management, GSA issued the Federal Management Regulation instructing agencies to select motor vehicles that achieve maximum fuel efficiency.