Raleigh, North Carolina, was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on May 22.
The operation was chosen the overall No. 1 fleet for 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.
"All I can say is our men and women do the work, we tell the story," a member of the Raleigh team said after accepting the award on behalf of the city.
Nate Oscarson from Ford Pro, the award sponsor, presented the award, which is produced with the American Public Works Association (APWA).
Government Fleet also named the No. 1 fleets in size categories — the No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets) is Lynchburg, with approximately 731 on- and off-highway vehicles, and the No. 1 small fleet (499 or fewer assets) is Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, with approximately 350 on- and off-highway vehicles. Raleigh is also the No. 1 large fleet (more than 1,000 assets), with more than 2,000 on-highway vehicles and almost 900 off-highway vehicles.
Staff also announced the top 20 ranked fleets and recognized the remaining Leading Fleets and Notable Fleets.