The Green Fleet Conference and Expo will take place in Phoenix. Ariz., Oct. 1-2, 2013.

The Green Fleet Conference and Expo will take place in Phoenix. Ariz., Oct. 1-2, 2013.

The City of Phoenix endorses the tagline: “It’s Cooler Than You Think!” That’s a good thing because the city is about to heat up when the much-anticipated 6th Annual Green Fleet Conference & Expo (GFC) rolls into town on Oct. 1-2, 2013.

The momentum and excitement for GFC has grown exponentially each year since the first event in 2008. The 2012 Schaumburg, Ill., event achieved record fleet attendance with a 40-percent increase from the previous year. An increase in exhibit and sponsor participation is also expected to increase in 2013. GFC is now the largest gathering of fleet professionals interested in advancing their knowledge about alternative fuels.

GFC’s conference program appeals to fleet professionals from both the commercial and government sectors with dedicated sessions covering topics ranging from saving fuel, reducing emissions, and encouraging green driver behavior to incorporating alternative fuels and their accompanying infrastructure into existing vehicle fleets. New this year is a heavy-duty truck track developed by Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine. “What makes GFC stand out from other green conferences is that we make sure to touch upon all fuel types – CNG, Clean Diesel, BioDiesel, Propane, Hybrids, Ethanol, Electric, and E-85. For the fleet professional who wants to gain an understanding of the breadth of alternative fuels, there simply is no better venue,” said Mike Antich, conference chairman and editor, and associate publisher of Automotive Fleet.

Technology is another main theme of the event. During each session in the 50,000 square foot exhibit hall, attendees will gain a better understanding of how technology affects the alternative fuel market and how to use instrumental applications from reducing emissions to greening your garage.
A major draw is the Ride & Drive Event, the biggest of its kind. Billed as an event within an event, all attendees get the opportunity to test drive the latest alternative fuel vehicles from the most prominent worldwide manufacturers while enjoying music, prize giveaways, and a competitive obstacle course. The 2013 Ride & Drive Event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

View the schedule of events at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo website