Photo courtesy of San Bernardino County

Photo courtesy of San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County, Calif., was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 13.

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.

Michael Jabaay, motor shop supervisor, and James Nguyen,  motor fleet superintendent, were present to accept the award on behalf of the county.

“To be recognized by your peers is a great honor and is very humbling. When your team is passionate about what they do and strive to do their very best day in and day out, their efforts are reflective of who they are. Getting this award was a collaborative effort over many years, by the entire team. Together we make it work. Thank you for this great recognition," Roger Weaver, CAFM, CPFP, CPM, fleet management director for the county said after learning about the team's placement.

Judges Paul Condran, Craig Croner, Sam Lamerato, and Kelly Reagan, as well as staff from Government Fleet and Ford, the award sponsor, were on stage to congratulate the fleet.

Government Fleet and the  American Public Works Association also named the No. 1 fleets in size categories — the No. 1 small fleet (499 or fewer assets) is Dakota County, Minn., with 380 vehicles, and the No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets) is the City of Greenville, S.C., with 781 units. San Bernardino County is also the No. 1 large fleet (1,000 or more assets).

The rankings for the top 20 fleets (including ties) are:

1. San Bernardino County, CA
2. Dakota County Fleet Management, MN
3. City of Fort Wayne, IN
4. City of Fort Worth, TX
5. City of Tulsa Equipment Management, OK
6. Cobb County Support Services, GA
7. City and County of Denver, Department of Public Works, Fleet Management Division, CO
7. Sacramento County, CA
9. Manatee County Fleet Services, FL
10. City of Long Beach, CA
11. City of Greenville, SC
12. City of Bellevue, WA
13. City of Fort Collins, CO
14. City of Anaheim, CA
15. City of Buckeye, AZ
16. City of Dublin, OH
16. Indianapolis Fleet Services, IN
18. NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), NY
19. City of Beverly Hills, CA
20. Eugene Water & Electric Board, OR

Due to a tie, there are 51 fleets recognized this year. The remaining Leading Fleets awards recipients, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Boston Public Works Central Fleet Management, MA
  • City of Charlotte, Management & Financial Services, Fleet Management, NC
  • City of Chesapeake, VA
  • City of Concord, CA
  • City of Conroe, TX
  • City of Denton Fleet Services, TX
  • City of Durham, NC
  • City of Fairfield, CA
  • City of Houston, TX
  • City of Kitchener, ON
  • City of Lakeland Fleet Management, FL
  • City of Milwaukee, WI
  • City of Moline, IL
  • City of Oakland, CA
  • City of Orange, CA
  • City of Raleigh Vehicle Fleet Services, NC
  • City of San Antonio, TX
  • City of Tampa Fleet Management Division, FL
  • City of Tempe, AZ
  • County of Riverside Purchasing & Fleet Services, CA
  • County of San Diego, CA
  • County of Sonoma Fleet Operations, CA
  • County of Ventura Fleet Operations, CA
  • DC Water
  • Denver International Airport (DEN), CO
  • Fairfax County, Department of Vehicle Services, VA
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, IL
  • Hillsborough County, FL
  • New York City Police Department, NY
  • Orange County Board of County Commissioners, FL
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, FL

This article was updated 6/15 at 8:20 a.m.