Government Fleet magazine has announced the Leading Fleets for 2014. The awards program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Property Room, 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, and among these, the top 20 will be ranked and recognized. Additionally, Government Fleet will recognize 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).

The Honors Celebration will take place at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) to recognize these fleets and to announce top 20 rankings and size category winners.

The judges for this year's program are John Hunt, CPFP, City of Portland, Ore., Sam Lamerato, CPFP, City of Troy, Mich.; and Dave Seavey, CAFM, previously with the City of Seattle and currently with PG&E.

Leading Fleets (in alphabetical order)

Alameda County, Calif.

City of Anaheim, Calif.

City of Bellevue, Wash.

City of Boise (Idaho) Fleet Services

City of Boston Central Fleet Management

City of Columbus (Ohio) Fleet Management

City of Durham (N.C.) Fleet Management

City of Fargo, N.D.

City of Fayetteville (Ark.) Fleet Operations

City of Fort Wayne, Ind.

City of Fort Worth, Texas

City of Houston Fleet Management Department

City of Huntington Beach, Calif.

City of Lakeland (Fla.) Fleet Management

City of Little Rock (Ark.) Fleet Services

City of Mesa (Ariz.) Fleet Services Department

City of Milwaukee, Wis.

City of Moline, Ill.

City of Orange, Calif.

City of Orlando Fleet & Facilities Management

City Of Phoenix

City of Riverside, Calif.

City of Roanoke, Va.

City of Rochester (N.Y.) Equipment Services

City of Roseville, Calif.

City of Sacramento, Calif.

City of Santa Ana, Calif.

City of Tacoma, Wash.

City of Tampa (Fla.) Fleet Maintenance Division

City of Tempe, Ariz.

City of Tulsa (Okla.) Asset Management Department

City of Ventura, Calif.

County of Riverside (Calif.) Purchasing & Fleet Services

County of San Bernardino, Calif.

County of San Diego, Calif.

County of Sonoma (Calif.) Fleet Operations

Dakota County (Minn.) Fleet Management

Eugene (Ore.) Water & Electric Board

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Ill.

Houston Independent School District (Texas)

Indianapolis Fleet Services

Lee County (Fla.) Fleet Management

Manatee County (Fla.) Board of County Commissioners

New York City Police Department, Fleet Services Division

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Sarasota County (Fla.) Government

Tacoma (Wash.) Public Utilities

Vehicle and Travel Services (VTS), Dept. of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan

Washington State Department of Transportation


Elite Fleets

City of Culver City, Calif.

City of Portland, Ore.

City of Seattle

City of Troy, Mich.


Notable Fleets
While these fleets did not make the top 50 Leading Fleets, the judges feel their accomplishments warrant recognition.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), N.J.

Cincinnati (Ohio) Public Services/ Fleet Services Division

City of Austin (Texas) Fleet Services Department

City of Buckeye, Ariz.

City of Carlsbad, Calif.

City of Charlotte (N.C.) Shared Services, Fleet Management

City of Eugene, Ore.

City of Fairfield, Calif.

City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

City of Henderson, Nev.

City of Ormond Beach, Fla.

City of Raleigh (N.C.) Vehicle Fleet Services

City of Tucson, Ariz.

City of West University Place, Texas

County of Clark (Nev.) Automotive Services Division

County of Kern, Calif.

DC Water, Washington D.C.

Denver International Airport (DIA)

Division of Fleet Management, State of Kentucky

Public Works Street & Fleet Division, City of Sioux Falls, S.D.

State of DE Office of Fleet Management

The Division of Fleet Operations, State of Utah

Town of Castle Rock (Colo.) Fleet Services Division

Town of Jonesborough, Tenn.

Tucson (Ariz.) Fire Maintenance

U.S. Department of State

University of Washington

Village of Elmwood Park, Ill.

Wake County, N.C.