2018 Leading Fleets Announced

March 27, 2018

Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) have announced the Leading Fleets for 2018. The awards program, sponsored by Ford and Geotab, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges.

The 50 Leading Fleets represent the best in the industry. Government Fleet will announce rankings for the top 20 fleets as well as top fleets in size categories: No. 1 small fleet (499 or fewer assets), No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets), and No. 1 large fleet (1,000 or more assets) at GFX.

Criteria for the award include:

  • The efficiency, effectiveness, and modernity of the fleet operation, based on 20 key criteria
  • How an operation prioritizes and exhibits leadership within its team, with customers, within its local community, and within the overall fleet community.
  • How an operation ensures competitiveness and efficiency.
  • The future vision of the operation and leadership steps taken to get there.
  • How an operation addresses and overcomes its biggest challenges.

The Leading Fleets and Notable Fleets will be recognized at GFX during The Honors Celebration, with certificates and plaques, and with a group photo to be published in the awards issue of Government Fleet magazine. Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees and the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year will also be honored at the awards ceremony.

We thank the judges for this year’s award: Craig Croner, CPFP, administrative services manager, City of Boise, Idaho; Sam Lamerato, CPFP, retired fleet superintendent, City of Troy, Mich.; Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator, City of Columbus, Ohio; and Bob Stanton, consultant.

Leading Fleets (in alphabetical order):

  • City of Anaheim, California
  • City of Beverly Hills, California
  • City of Boca Raton, Florida
  • City of Buckeye, Arizona
  • City of Cape Coral, Florida
  • City of Charlotte, Management & Financial Services, Fleet Management, North Carolina
  • City of Chesapeake, Virginia
  • City of Concord, California
  • City of Conroe, Texas
  • City of Denton Fleet Services, Texas
  • City of Dublin, Ohio
  • City of Durham, North Carolina
  • City of Fort Collins, Colorado
  • City of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • City of Fort Worth, Texas
  • City of Germantown, Tennessee
  • City of Greenville, South Carolina
  • City of Houston
  • City of Huntington Beach, California
  • City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • City of Lakeland, Florida
  • City of Long Beach, California
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of New York
  • City of Oceanside, California
  • City of Orange, California
  • City of Orlando, Florida
  • City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • City of Roseville, California
  • City of Sacramento, Department of Public Works, California
  • City of Tampa Fleet Management Division, Florida
  • City of Tempe, Arizona
  • City of Tulsa Equipment Management, Oklahoma
  • City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • City of Ventura, California
  • City of Wichita, Kansas
  • County of Sacramento, California
  • County of San Diego
  • County of Sonoma Fleet Operations, California
  • CPS Energy, Texas
  • Denver Department of Public Works, Fleet Management Division
  • Denver International Airport
  • Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services, Virginia
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Illinois
  • King County Fleet Administration Division, Washington
  • Manatee County Fleet Services, Florida
  • New York City Police Department
  • Orange County Government, Florida
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • United States Air Force/441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron

Notable Fleets

While the following fleets were not named among the Leading Fleets, their accomplishments and efforts warrant recognition.

  • Ada County Sheriff's Office, Idaho
  • Boston Public Works Central Fleet Management
  • City of Eugene, Oregon
  • City of Fairfield, California
  • City of Fargo, North Dakota
  • City of Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • City of Franklin, Tennessee, Fleet Maintenance
  • City of Grand Prairie, Texas
  • City of Largo, Florida
  • City of Marietta, Georgia
  • City of Melbourne, Florida
  • City of Midland, Michigan
  • City of Moline, Illinois
  • City of Moscow, Idaho
  • City of Norfolk, Virginia
  • City of Raleigh Vehicle Fleet Services, North Carolina
  • City of Riverside, California
  • City of Roanoke, Virginia
  • City of San Antonio Building and Equipment Services Department
  • City of Seattle
  • City of West Palm Beach, Florida
  • City of West University Place, Texas
  • Cobb County Fleet Management, Georgia
  • County of Riverside Purchasing & Fleet Services, California
  • DC Water
  • Hanover County Government, Virginia
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Indianapolis Fleet Services
  • Iowa State University Transportation Services
  • Johnson County, Kansas
  • Josephine County Public Works, Oregon
  • NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • Orange County Sanitation District, California
  • Osceola County BOCC, Florida
  • Pasco County, Florida
  • San Antonio Water System
  • State of Michigan
  • Town of Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Washington County, Oregon


  1. 1. Joe Lane [ March 27, 2018 @ 12:09PM ]

    Congratulations to all of the hard working people who have earned this recognition by their efforts. As dedicated public service employees, they maintain their commitment to excellence and honor their communities by their daily contributions. Well done!!!

  2. 2. Tobin Freid [ April 09, 2018 @ 07:43AM ]

    Is there information somewhere on what they were ranked on? What goes into making this determination?

  3. 3. Thi Dao [ April 09, 2018 @ 10:17AM ]

    Tobin, we added the criteria to the article. You can also download the application here: http://www.government-fleet.com/fc_resources/editorial/leading-fleets-application-2018-1.docx


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