Representatives from this year's Leading Fleets accepted awards at the Honors Celebration at GFX...

Representatives from this year's Leading Fleets accepted awards at the Honors Celebration at GFX in Detroit.

Photos: Government Fleet

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 May 23. Ford sponsored the award, which is coproduced with the American Public Works Association.

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. Dakota County, Minnesota, is the No. 1 overall fleet as well as the No. 1 small fleet (499 or fewer assets), with 420 vehicles. The No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets) is Denver International Airport, Colorado, with approximately 940 vehicles, and the No. 1 large fleet (more than 1,000 assets) is the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, with about 29,700 units.

The rankings for the top 20 are:

  1. Dakota County Fleet Management, Minnesota
  2. New York City Fleet - Department of Citywide Administrative Services
  3. Denver International Airport, Colorado
  4. DuPage Forest Preserve, Illinois
  5. County of Sacramento, California
  6. City of Baltimore, Maryland, Department of General Services, Fleet Management Division 
  7. City of Long Beach, California
  8. City of Dublin, Ohio
  9. Manatee County Government Fleet, Florida
  10. City of Raleigh Vehicle Fleet Services, North Carolina
  11. City of Greenville, South Carolina
  12. County of Santa Clara, California
  13. San Joaquin County Fleet Services, California
  14. City of Durham, North Carolina
  15. U.S. Air Force 374 Logistics Readiness Squadron - Vehicle Management Flight
  16. City of San Antonio, Texas
  17. Sarasota County Fleet Services, Florida
  18. City of Ventura, California
  19. City of Madison, Wisconsin, Fleet
  20. City of Beverly Hills, California

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

  • Central Fleet Management - City of Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Chesterfield County, Virginia - Fleet Services Division
  • City of Boca Raton, Florida
  • City of Buckeye,  Arizona
  • City of Cape Coral, Florida
  • City of Conroe, Texas
  • City of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Fleet
  • City of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • City of Frisco, Texas
  • City of Gainesville, Florida, Fleet Management
  • City of Glendale, Arizona
  • City of Goodyear, Arizona
  • City of Irving, Texas
  • City of Lakeland, Florida
  • City of Loveland, Colorado
  • City of Peoria, Arizona
  • City of Phoenix, Arizona
  • City of San Diego, California
  • City of Tallahassee, Florida
  • City of Thousand Oaks, California
  • Cobb County Fleet Management, Georgia
  • CPS Energy, Texas
  • DC Water
  • DPW/Indianapolis, Indiana, Fleet Services
  • Iowa State University Transportation Services
  • King County Fleet Services Division, Washington
  • Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas
  • Orange County Fleet Management, Florida
  • The University of Texas at Austin/Univ Fleet Operations
  • University of California, Davis, Fleet

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.

  • City of Albany, Georgia, Fleet Management Department
  • City of Alexandria, Virginia
  • City of Anaheim, California
  • City of Battle Creek, Michigan
  • City of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
  • City of Carlsbad, California
  • City of Coppell, Texas
  • City of Fairfax, Virginia
  • City of Fairfield, California
  • City of Fishers, Indiana
  • City of Henderson, Nevada
  • City of Logan, Utah
  • City of Lynchburg, Virginia, Fleet Services
  • City of Marietta, Georgia, BLW
  • City of Moscow, Idaho
  • City of Newton, Massachusetts
  • City Of Ontario, California
  • City of Orlando, Florida
  • City of Richmond, British Columbia
  • City of Roseville, California
  • City of Salem, Oregon
  • City of San Jose, California
  • City of West University Place, Texas
  • City of Wichita, Kansas
  • Dallas County, Texas
  • DeKalb County Government, Georgia
  • Dublin City School District, Ohio
  • Eastern Municipal Water District, California
  • Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services, Virginia
  • Fleet Mobility Services, City of Austin, Texas
  • Hanover County General Services Fleet Division, Virginia
  • Johnson County, Kansas
  • Monroe County Fleet Management, Florida
  • New York City Parks
  • New York City Police Department
  • Prince William County, Virginia, Fleet Management Division
  • State of Delaware, Fleet Services
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois