Nominations for the 5th annual Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award will be accepted online through January 30 at

The award is presented by Government Fleet magazine and sponsored by Automotive Resources International (ARI), with co-sponsor Fleet Counselor Services.

Public sector fleet managers are nominated by peers and required to complete a questionnaire outlining their achievements in nine areas of fleet management, including:

  • Business plan development.
  • Computer systems/technology utilization.
  • Productivity initiatives.
  • Policy and procedure development and implementation.
  • Preventive maintenance programs.
  • Utilization management.
  • Vehicle acquisition and replacement programs.
  • Customer service and downtime initiatives.
  • Fuel management programs.
  • 2008 accomplishments.

A panel of 20 judges comprised of industry peers individually score each application using a numerical 1-10 grading scale in each of the nine fleet management areas. The winner and two runners-up are selected based on the highest cumulative score.

Eligible nominees for the 2009 award are public sector fleet managers. Nominations are limited to two individuals per political subdivision or agency.