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John Alley, CAFM
Deputy Director, Fleet Services
City of San Diego
, Calif.
On-Road Units:
3,864
Off-Road Units: 349
Maintenance Facilities:
15 (locations); 17 (shops)
Fleet Budget:
$101M
# of Years Nominated:
3

Best Memory: The City's budget process reengineering effort culminated in the consolidation of the Public fleet equipment division, the fire department maintenance section, and the police department automotive maintenance division in July 2007. "This comprehensive study resulted in one fleet services organization within the City, saving taxpayers more than $3.5 million annually; reducing staffing by 35 positions; and establishing an internal service fund for all general fund departments, among other results.

2009 Accomplishments: A directed fleet reduction program reduced underutilized and obsolete fleet vehicles within the City by more than 300 units and saved the City nearly $12 million, in addition to the annual savings of $3.5 million under the fleet consolidation effort; the delivery of 14 new Type 1 Fire Engines and two Type III Fire Engines during the calendar-year replaced old, outdated fire apparatus'; and established a second shift at the fire maintenance facility and reassigned twelve team members to reduce the downtime for critical heavy fire apparatus citywide, increasing the operational ready rate from 65-85 percent in less than seven months. 

Michael Brennan, CEM
Fleet Manager
Manatee County
, Fla.
On-Road Units:
857
Off-Road Units:
491
Maintenance Facilities:
3
Fleet Budget:
$5.2M
# of Years Nominated:
1

Best Memory: "The fondest memory I have working in the fleet profession is witnessing the accomplishments of those under my direction," said Brennan. "Listening to them describe their thoughts when they first realized their accomplishment, and seeing the passion they have to excel and advance to the next level. These are the memories I cherish the most, and they fuel the passion I have for leading this group of professionals in to the future."

2009 Accomplishments: Initiated and completed a comprehensive third-party training needs assessment for inclusion in County's long range business plan as organizational and individualized goals for staff members; completed construction of a new 17,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility which includes state-of-the-art technological and environmental systems in support of vehicles and equipment assigned to our utility infrastructure maintenance operations; and reduced expenditures in 2009 through assignment rotation, life cycle analysis, and an aggressive PM program by over $1.2 million.   

Bill Burns
Fleet Operations Manager
City of Columbus
, Ohio
On-Road Units:
2,950
Off-Road Units:
2,170
Maintenance Facilities:
4
Fleet Budget:
$34M
# of Years Nominated:
2

Best Memory: "The fondest memory I have working in the fleet profession is witnessing the accomplishments of those under my direction. Listening to them describe their thoughts when they first realized their accomplishments and seeing the passion they have to excel and advance to the next level. These are the memories I cherish the most, and they fuel the passion I have for leading this group of professionals into the future." 

2009 Accomplishments: Reduced recordable injuries by 29 percent and reduced lost workdays by 40 percent; putting first CNG refuse truck in service March 2009; and finished $1.5 million dollars under budget for 2009, a first for Fleet Management!  

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Larry Campbell, CPFP
Director of Fleet Management
City of Fort Wayne
, Ind.
On-Road Units:
1,065
Off-Road Units:
670
Maintenance Facilities:
2
Fleet Budget:
$6M
# of Years Nominated:
4

Best Memory: The 2006 award as No. 1 fleet in the "100 Best Fleets Program. Networking with other fleet managers, touring their facilities, and sharing ideas helped me begin to formulate future goals and establish plans to reach those goals. We involve City department heads, garage staff, and city hall in planning for the next year. It is that team approach that brings forth the ideas for improvement" throughout fleet operations. 

2009 Accomplishments: Came in substantially under budget for 2009; no injuries or accidents; 5,184 charged technician work order hours for 2009; and Environmental State governor award for increased use of alt- and bio fuels for City fleet.

Frank Castro, CAFM
Utilities Fleet Manager

Tacoma
Public Utilities, Wash.
On-Road Units:
913
Off-Road Units:
193
Maintenance Facilities:
2
Fleet Budget:
$7.5M
# of Years Nominated:
1

Best Memory: "The acquisition of the CAFM designation has truly been one of the highlights of my professional career. The most memorable and rewarding memories of my career are realized at the present time. I find myself in the position of mentoring and sharing my experiences with up-and-coming fleet professionals either in my organization and/or in the professional fleet associations I am active in. This is truly a privilege providing me the opportunity to give back to the industry that provided me with so many opportunities for success." 

2009 Accomplishments: Tacoma Public Utilities Fleet Services recognized as one of the "100 Best Government Fleet's"; publication and distribution of Tacoma Public Utilities / Fleet Services Business Plan to stakeholders; and success in several grant awards including Washington Dept of Ecology -Diesel Oxidation Retro-fit, ARRA: Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Technologies Projects for the Transportation Sector(Part D): Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Grant Program - FY 2009, and ETEC / Nissan Leaf EV project.

Claton Chandler, CPFP
State Fleet Manager
Oklahoma
Dept. of Central Services
On-Road Units:
10,000
Off-Road Units:
3
Maintenance Facilities:
1
Fleet Budget:
$10M
# of Years Nominated:
2

Best Memory: Developing an ROI calculator comparing the use of fleet-lease vehicles versus mileage reimbursement expenditure. This was his best memory due to "the satisfaction gained by knowing the State will save $1.1M annually by agencies who gained awareness and increased use of fleet-lease vehicles." 

2009 Accomplishments: Leveraged technology to reduce fuel expenditures by 30 percent ($1.8M to $1.3M) exceeding annual ROI requirements in long-term lease vehicle fleet; authored and received $1.5M in grant awards by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in FY 2010 (Clean Cities and State Energy Program); revitalized the State's alternative-fuels program (technician certifications from 22 to 70 and EPAct vehicles from 274 to 612); and successfully crafted a comprehensive fleet and alternative-fuel legislation (HB1952), passed and enacted without modification.

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Fred Chun, CAFM
Fleet Services Manager
City of Tacoma
, Wash., Public Works
On-Road Units:
1,000
Off-Road Units:
300
Maintenance Facilities:
2
Fleet Budget:
$6M
# of Years Nominated:
1

Best Memory: "Shortly after working in my current position with the City of Tacoma, Wash., one of my technicians told me he decided not to retire
early because he really enjoyed working in our organization. This was because he was included in many of the fleet decision processes that made him feel part of the team. As a new manager, my first goal was to create a workplace where employees are treated with respect and encouraged to participate in fleet decision processes."

2009 Accomplishments: Met all fleet performance goals; received good and excellent customer service satisfaction ratings for 2009; and delivered $3 million budget reduction to the City's General Fund through successful negotiations with the customers to defer the fleet replacement.

Dave Cole
Mechanical Maint. & Warehouse Administrator
City of Glendale, Calif.
On-Road Units:
295
Off-Road Units:
165
Maintenance Facilities:
1
Fleet Budget:
$5M
No. of Years Nominated:
5

Best Memory: "Working with Pasadena City College and our local Glendale Youth Alliance are the most thrilling experiences for me. I love working with youth who want to be involved in the field of auto/truck repair as I see less and less interest as the years go by. I work with these youths every day and it really brings me happiness to that I can be the one to make a difference in someone's life as well as working to get more people involved in our truly great profession."

2009 Accomplishments: Six-percent reduction in fleet size, addition of 2 new interns to our fleet department, and continued great performance of our Mechanical Maintenance department while "Doing more with less."

Paul Condran
Equipment Maintenance Manager
City of Culver City, Calif.
On-Road Units:
580
Off-Road Units: 31
Maintenance Facilities:
1
Fleet Budget: $7.45M
# of Years Nominated:6

Best Memory: Achieving the 2009 No. 1 Green Fleet in North America Award. "I receive phone calls from many fleet managers, even alternative-fuel station engineers in the U.S., wanting to know about  natural gas use as a vehicle fuel and related equipment as well as asking for advice and technical information. I am pleased to know what we have been doing for more than a decade is making a positive difference. This experience has been surreal for me professionally, however, really extraordinary for my division and staff."

2009 Accomplishments: Named the #1 Green Fleet in North America; Named the 5th Best Fleet in North America; was a finalist for the 2009 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award; and achieved a prestigious NGVAmerica Achievement award.

[PAGEBREAK]Frank DeSousa
Fleet Services Manager
City of Tracy, Calif.
On-Road Units:
258
Off-Road Units: 144
Maintenance Facilities: 1
Fleet Budget: $1.2M
No. of Years Nominated: 1

Best Memory: "Most important to me is the fact my coworkers have given me their respect. During my time working along them, I proved that I tackle the most complex repairs as well as keep up with state and local regulations, and keep the day-to-day operations going. More than once I heard [coworkers] say to other employees and managers how happy they are working with me. My most important priority is to make sure my vehicles are safe."

2009 Accomplishments: Fiscal year 2009 was the first year the City had money left in the budget - even after budget cuts (funds were used to stock up on fast moving parts such as filters, brake parts, etc.); turned the Central Garage into an ASE Blue Shield repair facility; changed the way we surplus our equipment, instead of sending it to auction we decided to sell it on E-Bay with excellent results; and we received a certificate from the California Highway Patrol for our fifth consecutive satisfactory Biennial Inspection of terminals (BIT).

Robert Howdyshell
Director, Purchasing & Fleet Services
Riverside County, Calif.
On-Road Units:
4,308
Off-Road Units: 0
Maintenance Facilities: 7
Fleet Budget: $50.7M
No. of Years Nominated: 1

Best Memory: Fuel tanks were removed from a City garage more than 10 years ago. "We support about 60 vehicles from that site, but had to buy fuel commercially." Not having fuel was a major drawback in providing customers full service. "We broke ground on a car wash and fuel site capable of providing ethanol and unleaded gas." The County also applied for a California Energy Commission grant to add time and fast-fill CNG fueling capabilities to the site. The CNG fuel would be made available to the public, enabling CNG travel between Phoenix, Ariz., and the California Coast.

2009 Accomplishments: NAFA Fleet Management Association Green Fleet award winner; awarded $1.6M for solar electrification by Dept. of Energy EECBG grant; and recipient of 2009 Government Fleet Environmental Leadership award.

George Hrichak, CEM, CPFP
Fleet Manager
City of Chesapeake, Va.
On-Road Units:
1,217
Off-Road Units: 213
Maintenance Facilities: 1
Fleet Budget: $9.5M
No. of Years Nominated: 1

Best Memory: "The look of satisfaction on a technicians face when they complete a difficult task. The pleasure I get when we provide them better tools, equipment, and new work spaces. Hearing positive feedback on my personnel. I love giving my staff credit for all they accomplish. I have loved equipment for as long as I can remember. I started vocational training in the 7th grade and never grew tired of the field. My best moment is waking up each day and knowing I get to do it all again."

2009 Accomplishments: Continued to right-size the fleet, removing an additional 36 vehicles and saving the City $249K in repairs while generating $27K in revenue (total fleet reductions to date are 151 vehicles with total savings/cost reductions of more than $732K and revenue income of more than $242K); recertified as an Environmental Enterprise under the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Environmental Excellence Program (recycling generated more than $27K in savings/revenue for the City); and continued to evaluate manpower requirements and reorganized the garage, eliminated one mechanic supervisor and one mechanic (level V) saving the City $124,958 annually (total manpower reductions over the past eight years are 20 percent of authorized, or 10 positions).

[PAGEBREAK]David Kilbourne
Director, Fleet
San Antonio Water Systems, Texas
On-Road Units:
453
Off-Road Units: 708
Maintenance Facilities: 4
Fleet Budget: $58M
No. of Years Nominated: 1

Best Memory: "The look of satisfaction on a technicians face when they complete a difficult task. The pleasure I get when we provide them better tools, equipment, and new work spaces. Hearing positive feedback on my personnel. I love giving my staff credit for all they accomplish. I have loved equipment for as long as I can remember. I started vocational training in the 7th grade and never grew tired of the field. My best moment is waking up each day and knowing I get to do it all again."

2009 Accomplishments: We reduced turn-time an additional three days.  We started 2009 averaging three to five days our average is now 0.75 days; upgraded or replaced all brake lathes, tire machines, tool boxes, tool sets, front end machines, refurbished restrooms and offices - quality of life issues; and secured $17.5 million worth of buys  to get our users into new and modern equipment. This was 14.5 million more then our average buy budget.

Karen King
Division Manager
City of Charlotte, N.C.
On-Road Units:
4,182
Off-Road Units: 1,908
Maintenance Facilities: 6
Fleet Budget: $15.1M
No. of Years Nominated: 1

Best Memory: Overall fleet experience and a Sept. 2009 promotion to her current position (after serving for a period of time as interim division
manager). A City employee since 1988, King worked in procurement services for 10 years prior to transitioning to the equipment maintenance division (EMD). She was instrumental in the success of EMD's fleet operations, holding such positions as light vehicle shop manager, fleet operations manager, and assistant division manager.

2009 Accomplishments:  City & County Fleet Merger which resulted in receiving the City Manager's Strategy Award for delivering competitive & collaborative services (savings of $600K for County & $190K for City), retrofitted & opened Commission / De-Commission Facility - all installations & removals performed in one  facility - co-locating with NTS for installations & removals  of communications & electronic equipment - efficiencies and cost savings for customers;  reorganization and restructuring of fleet unit to add assistant director; business process improvements including alignment & re-defining of Lead Team Roles & Responsibilities, succession Planning & Career Path definition for entire Division, Consolidation of Parts Functions  under Shop Operations, Parts & Contract Manager reporting to A.D. with oversight from the Business Admin. Mgr., Replacement Process  Enhancements for Vehicle & Equipment - Customer Involvement, Standardization of fleet to include more turn key purchases, Service Delivery redefined for improvements & enhancements - abandoned the Industry Target / Non- Target to - Conventional Maintenance & Customer Directed, Capacity Shift of equipment to ratio of Bays & FTE's and skill sets without implementing a 3rd shift as yet, Fleet Fuel & Efficiency Study in conjunction with  UNCC - NASCAR Institute - with implementation beginning in FY-10 - estimated savings of $225K per year; all five Repair Shops ASE Blue Seal; and implemented Technical / Engineering analysis of specialty equipment - cost drivers for customers & efficiencies, targeting the work in order of complexity and associated costs by service need & delivery.

[PAGEBREAK]Rick Longobart
Fleet Services Superintendent
City of Inglewood, Calif.
On-Road Units:
400
Off-Road Units: 200
Maintenance Facilities: 1
Fleet Budget: $3.6M
No. of Years Nominated: 5

Best Memory: A report came in of a City vehicle being driven 81 mph outside City limits. A call to the vehicle's operating division to warn them of the situation resulted in the knowledge the vehicle was being driven by a fleet team member delivering a vendor contract, authorized by fleet management staff. Longobart leaned that while technology can resolve many issues, you must be careful of accusing someone until you know all the facts.

2009 Accomplishments: Adopted AB32 and established an Environmental Taskforce Committee to reduce the City's energy consumption to 2009 standards by 2020; implemented an incentive for a van pool program to be used by City staff and local business; received "All American City" award due to our Fleet in-house youth automotive training center; and applied and received approval of the City's ARRA through Energy Block Grant funds for the installation of a solar project, lighting retrofits, and E-85 fueling station, including grants for local businesses to convert the companies' vehicles to alternative energy (total grant sum of $1.04M); and "All America City" award for our in-house automotive youth program.

Gary Lykins
Fleet Manager
Town of Jonesborough, Tenn.
On-Road Units:
102
Off-Road Units: 60
Maintenance Facilities: 1
Fleet Budget: $520K
No. of Years Nominated: 2

Best Memory: "Meeting benchmarks and working to refine new processes" reflect the "pride all fleet management employees have for their community." Recently, new leadership promoted growth in Jonesborough's public water system and the business development sectors. "Fleet management service transformed itself into a highly functioning part of the support system" for all customers. A 2009 Blue Seal Certification for the maintenance facility helps quantify a remarkable turnaround in the group's fleet management services.

2009 Accomplishments: Awarded ASE Blue Seal of Excellence; introduced standardized replacement policy; and established a more comprehensive energy policy focusing on reduction.

C.W. "Bill" Malcolm, CPFP
Fleet Manager
Metro Nashville & Davidson County, Tenn.
On-Road Units:
2,738
Off-Road Units: 739
Maintenance Facilities: 2
Fleet Budget: $15.2M (2010)
No. of Years Nominated: 1

Best Memory: In 2005, as fleet worked through the following year's replacement program, "our water services fleet coordinator asked if we could purchase tri-axle dump trucks with automatic transmissions." The public works fleet coordinator was not interested in the same configuration. The bid process was performed, and the units were ordered and received. Unfortunately, automatic transmissions were included in the public works units as well. Begrudgingly, the trucks were issued to public works who have not ordered a manual transmission in a dump truck since and improved overall availability.

2009 Accomplishments: Implemented a comprehensive preventive maintenance program integrated with the Metro Enterprise Asset Management system to schedule, track, communicate, complete, and record preventive maintenance (program include contracted basic preventive maintenance services (PM-A) for all light-duty vehicles using the Metro fuel card (Wright Express) as a method of payment; Implemented a preventive maintenance scheduling program to provide appointments to customers for PM-B and PM-C services; and implemented a preventive maintenance notification process where departments are notified by email when a unit is due); coordinated a Metro-wide fleet reduction effort ultimately reducing the fleet a total of 195 units (this will realize a cost savings over time for not replacing these units an estimated total of $5M); and attained ASE Blue Seal Recognition for the consolidated shops of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville's Office of Fleet Management (OFM).

[PAGEBREAK]Allen Mitchell, CPFP
Fleet Manager
Snohomish County Dept. of Public Works, Wash.
On-Road Units:
903
Off-Road Units: 386
Maintenance Facilities: 3
Fleet Budget: $21.49M
No. of Years Nominated: 5

Best Memory: The completion of the Snohomish County Cathcart Way Operations Center project in May, 2008. "We spent six years planning, justifying, working with architects and engineers, and building those facilities. The project cost approximately $54M at completion." At the one-year facility anniversary, the staff had a special plaque made with all of their names engraved and commended Mitchell for his efforts to bring it all to fruition.

2009 Accomplishments: National recognition of leadership in alternative fuels, transportation electrification, and environmental fleet programs; preparing ARRA grants and receiving grant awards for use in 2010 to build three additional alternative-fuel stations and five electrification projects, plus providing new green jobs; and providing outstanding customer service to county customers and 14 other government agencies within Snohomish county.

Steve Saltzgiver
Director, Office of Fleet Management
State of Georgia
On-Road Units:
20,471
Off-Road Units: 4,135
Maintenance Facilities: 37
Fleet Budget: $75M
No. of Years Nominated: 2

Best Memory: "After I spoke to a group of automotive engineering students at a state university about fleet career planning, a student contacted me inquiring how he could begin a professional career in fleet management. This was not uncommon, but his unusual persistence was. This started an active dialogue resulting in me becoming a mentor to a young man along his eventual career path toward becoming a fleet professional." The young man is now an assistant manager for a respected fleet organization.

2009 Accomplishments: Introduced comprehensive state improvement plan designed to increase utilization, renew assets, and reduce costs using combination of transportation alternatives including ownership, leasing, reimbursement, and rental (as a result in just twelve months the state fleet  downsized by 198 vehicles saving estimated $1.2M); partnered with 150 state agencies and fuel provider introducing proactive program, "Accurate Mileage is the Lifeblood of Great Fleet Management," designed to increase mileage reliability (during programs first year mileage errors decreased from 20 percent down to 7.5 percent); and implemented proactive program using vehicle approval as catalyst to increase data accuracy, reliability and integrity by defining required metrics and benchmarks using scorecards and profiles to measure agency compliance (as a result, data availability increased from 30 percent to almost 80 percent and is now available to understand the fleet and make appropriate business decisions).

Dave Schiller, CAFM
Fleet, Safety & Materials Manager
Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
On-Road Units:
1,800
Off-Road Units: 1,600 (+1,600 trailers)
Maintenance Facilities: 4
Fleet Budget: $18.4M
No. of Years Nominated: 4

Best Memory: "The day we paid off our last loan and turned what had been an expense item ($550,000 annual interest expense) into a revenue item ($300,000 annual interest income)" through fiscal discipline. The department had regularly used loans for decades to finance fleet and bridge the gap between current rate income and expenses, getting to the point where it owed $11 million (plus annual interest). Schiller and his department transitioned thru this period "without sacrificing fleet quality or safety."

2009 Accomplishments: 2,000 agency drivers trained in Eco-Driving; 1-million mile reduction in miles travelled; and $9.5 million for replacement equipment while holding rates steady.

[PAGEBREAK]Bob Stanton, CPM, CPFP
Director, Fleet Management
Polk County, Fla.
On-Road Units:
1,957
Off-Road Units: 553
Maintenance Facilities: 10
Fleet Budget: $4.8M
No. of Years Nominated: 3

Best Memory: 2009 was a turning point for fleet in developing and recognizing staff members. "We prepared three large display boards showing each ASE & EVT Certified Employee's photograph along with their individual certifications. The boards were unveiled at a recognition ceremony conducted at a regular, televised County Commission meeting. Each technician was individually introduced and recognized for their accomplishments. The boards are now displayed in fleet's training room."

2009 Accomplishments: Merged City of Lake Wales fleet into fleet management; awarded the 7th consecutive ASE Blue Seal and 5th consecutive 100 Best Fleet award; and announced first-year results of fleet's fuel savings initiatives of a reduction in overall annual gallons consumed by 11 percent (187,000 gallons).   

Sharon Subadan, CAFM, CPFP, CPM
Fleet Director
Hillsborough County, Fla.
On-Road Units:
1,765
Off-Road Units: 1,506
Maintenance Facilities: 4
Fleet Budget: $34.9M
No. of Years Nominated: 1

Best Memory: "The tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment that our Hillsborough County TEAM FLEET employees experienced when we were ranked No. 1 of the 100 best public sector fleets for the first time in 2008. Winning this award was a huge morale boost to both long-term and newer employees, many of whom worked tirelessly behind the scenes with little or no recognition."

2009 Accomplishments:  Fully implemented a Countywide fleet right-sizing initiative (reduced the overall fleet by 400-plus vehicles and pieces of equipment resulting in savings of $4M+ in operating expenditures to County Departments, a reduction of 264,000 gallons of fuel - 11.4-percent carbon footprint reduction, the return of $8.3M in accumulated vehicle replacement funding to the General Fund enabling the funding of needed citizen programs in FY09 when the County faced one of the worst fiscal crisis on record); fully implemented a new fleet management operation for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue for 200-plus pieces of fire apparatus, rescue, and specialized support equipment (resulted in full NFPA compliance for the included vehicles and ensures that the fleet is being maintained in 'Class A' condition, ensuring a state of 100-percent readiness to meet the service requirements of County residents); and received an American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) stimulus grant for $700k to be used for the acquisition and installation of idle monitoring technology on 1,800 vehicles and pieces of equipment (the technology will also fully automate fuel sites at 18 locations resulting in greater accountability and more precise and effective management of the County's $6.3M fuel program).

[PAGEBREAK]Roger Weaver, CPFP, CAFM, CPM
Fleet Management Director
County of San Bernardino, Calif.
On-Road Units:
2,000
Off-Road Units: 1,000
Maintenance Facilities: 1 (+5 smaller "service centers")
Fleet Budget: $35M
No. of Years Nominated: 2

Best Memory: "The day our team actually operated an electric medium-duty truck in real production - on a delivery route. At that time [to Weaver's knowledge], there were no 'known' medium-duty electric trucks in the U.S. The fleet team and I worked for more than two years developing the concept, gathering funding commitments, assisting the engineers with final design, and working with the manufacturer to complete the final construction of the truck. Seeing the actual operation of a 100-percent electric powered truck, in the real world, was nothing short of fantastic."

2009 Accomplishments: Re-identification of the county fleet (the "old" county vehicle markings was nothing more than a small silver gray shield that was not very visible nor distinctive - with support of the County Board of Supervisors, the fleet team and Weaver created a new design that is bold, attractive, gets lots of attention, and is very simple and inexpensive; through the hard work and dedication of County technicians, supervisors, and superintendents, County was warded the ASE Blue Seal for light-duty operations; and able to purchase 110 additional hybrids that other fleets and retail customers had ordered but cancelled due to the struggling economy - and, the County paid 10-percent less for the same vehicle they had purchased the prior year.

John Webster, CPFP
Director
Salt Lake County, Utah
On-Road Units:
1,363
Off-Road Units: 188
Maintenance Facilities: 6
Fleet Budget: $17.5M
No. of Years Nominated: 1

Best Memory: "The advancements and achievements my fleet team has accomplished over the past four years. These team members are the most valuable assets we have. By investing and empowering them, they are a cohesive, supportive team of professionals who value each other and work as one to achieve our goals. The fleet team brought accountability and transparency to the operation of Salt Lake County Fleet. It is the successes of each team member that makes me smile and motivates me."

2009 Accomplishments: Received ASE Blue Seal accreditation in 2009. Salt Lake County is one of only three ASE Blue Seal-certified governmental organizations in Utah; revamped fleet intranet Web site was developed by fleet staff and deployed in 2009, providing fleet customers with current and valuable information about fleet management and various services. In addition to fleet information, the Web site gives customers the ability to research information about their equipment and to submit online equipment service requests; and The Replacement Fund program takes into consideration the fully capitalized cost of the vehicle, the anticipated depreciation and resale value, and anticipated inflation rate, as well as maintenance costs, utilization, and anticipated life of the vehicle to determine the optimum time to replace vehicles; and the Fleet Replacement Fund Program maximizes the County return-on-investment (ROI) by measuring and quantifying the most economical time for replacement of vehicles and equipment, representing a proper fiduciary stewardship of the County taxpayer funds.

 

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