(Clockwise) Representives accepted the award for: No. 1 small fleet (499 or fewer assets) Dakota County, Minnesota; No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets) the City of Greenville, South Carolina; and No. 1 large fleet (1,000 or more assets) Hillsborough County, Florida. - Photos: Lexi Tucker

(Clockwise) Representives accepted the award for: No. 1 small fleet (499 or fewer assets) Dakota County, Minnesota; No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets) the City of Greenville, South Carolina; and No. 1 large fleet (1,000 or more assets) Hillsborough County, Florida.

Photos: Lexi Tucker

Government Fleet announced the rankings for the top 20 of the 50 Leading Fleets and recognized the remaining award recipients at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on November 16. Judge Tracy Ochsner was on stage to congratulate the fleet. Ford sponsored the award.

Fleets are judged on showing leadership with staff, with customers, and within the community; staying efficient and competitive; overcoming challenges; and having a vision and direction for the operation.

Government Fleet also named the No. 1 fleets in size categories — the No. 1 small fleet (499 or fewer assets) is the Dakota County, Minnesota, with approximately 400 vehicles, and the No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets) is the City of Greenville, South Carolina, with about 800 units. Hillsborough County is also the No. 1 large fleet (1,000 or more assets), with 3,300 vehicles.

The rankings for the top 20 fleets are:

1 - Hillsborough County, Florida
2 - Dakota County Fleet Management, Minnesota
3 - County of Sacramento, California (tie)
3  - San Joaquin County, California (tie)
5 - City of Greenville, South Carolina
6 - City of Long Beach, California
7 - City of Tallahassee, Florida
8 - 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron - Vehicle Management, U.S. Air Force
9 - Manatee County, Florida
10 - City of Santa Barbara, California
11 - Denver International Airport
12 - City of Dublin, Ohio
13 - City of Lakeland, Florida
14 - UC Davis Fleet, California
15 - County of San Luis Obispo, California
16 - City of Ventura, California
17 - Chesterfield County, Virginia
18 - City of Durham, North Carolina
19 - Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois
20 - Orange County, Florida

The remaining Leading Fleets awards recipients, in alphabetical order, were also recognized at the event. They are:

  • 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 Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • City of Goodyear, Arizona
  • City of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • City of Irving, Texas
  • 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 Thousand Oaks, California
  • City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • CPS Energy, Texas
  • DC Water
  • Iowa State University
  • King County, Washington
  • Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • New York City Police Department
  • University of Texas at Austin

The Notable Fleets were also recognized during the event. 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

More information about these fleets' accomplishments can be found in the January/February issue of Government Fleet magazine. 

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