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Government Fleet magazine has announced the Leading Fleets for 2021. The awards program, co-produced with the American Public Works Association, 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. Rankings for the top 20 fleets as well as the 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) will be announced at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in November and featured in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Government Fleet.

Criteria for the award include:

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

We thank the judges for this year’s award: Brian Franklin, CPFP, administrative manager, City of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Don Miller, CPFP, director of fleet, City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; Tracy Ochsner, assistant director of operation services, City of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator, City of Columbus, Ohio.

The Leading Fleets (in alphabetical order) are:

  • 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron - Vehicle Management, U.S. Air Force
  • Chesterfield County, Virginia
  • City of Beverly Hills, California
  • City of Boca Raton, Florida
  • City of Cape Coral, Florida
  • City of Carlsbad, California
  • City of Chesapeake, Virginia
  • City of Dublin, Ohio
  • City of Durham, North Carolina
  • City of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • City of Goodyear, Arizona
  • City of Greenville, South Carolina
  • City of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • City of Irving, Texas
  • City of Lakeland, Florida
  • City of Long Beach, California
  • City of Madison, Wisconsin
  • City of Oakland, California
  • City of Peoria, Arizona
  • City of Phoenix, Arizona
  • City of Raleigh, North Carolina
  • City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • City of Roseville, California
  • City of Sacramento, California
  • City of Salem, Oregon
  • City of San Antonio, Texas
  • City of San Diego, California
  • City of Santa Barbara, California
  • City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • City of Thousand Oaks, California
  • City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • City of Ventura, California
  • County of Sacramento, California
  • County of San Luis Obispo, California
  • CPS Energy, Texas
  • Dakota County Fleet Management, Minnesota
  • DC Water
  • Denver International Airport, Colorado
  • Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Iowa State University
  • King County, Washington
  • Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas
  • Manatee County, Florida
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • New York City Police Department
  • Orange County, Florida
  • San Joaquin County, California
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois

Notable Fleets

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

  • Alameda County, California
  • Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), New Jersey
  • City of Albany, Georgia
  • City of Baltimore, Maryland
  • City of Battle Creek, Michigan
  • City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • City of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
  • City of Buckeye, Arizona
  • City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • City of Conroe, Texas
  • City of Coppell, Texas
  • City of Fairfield, California
  • City of Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • City of Fort Worth, Texas
  • City of Frisco, Texas
  • City of Grand Prairie, Texas
  • City of Henderson, Nevada
  • City of Houston, Texas
  • City of Lewisville, Texas
  • City of Marietta, Georgia
  • City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • City of Moline, Illinois
  • City of Moscow, Idaho
  • City of Muskogee, Oklahoma
  • City of Newton, Massachusetts
  • City of Orlando, Florida
  • City of Richmond, Virginia
  • City of West Jordan, Utah
  • City of West Palm Beach, Florida
  • City of West University Place, Texas
  • City of Wichita, Kansas
  • City of Wilsonville, Oregon
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • County of Ventura, California
  • Dallas County, Texas
  • Dublin City Schools, Ohio
  • Duchesne County, Utah
  • Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Hanover County, Virginia
  • Johnson County, Kansas
  • New York City Fleet, DCAS
  • Prince William County, Virginia
  • Riverside County, California
  • San Antonio Water System, Texas
  • Sandy City, Utah
  • State of Ohio
  • Town of Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Village of Mount Prospect, Illinois
  • Wake County, North Carolina
  • Washington County, Oregon
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