(l-r) John Reel and Michael Wallace from the City of Tulsa took home the 2018 No. 1 Overall Leading Fleet award
 - Photo: Thi Dao

(l-r) John Reel and Michael Wallace from the City of Tulsa took home the 2018 No. 1 Overall Leading Fleet award

Photo: Thi Dao

The City of Tulsa, Okla., Equipment Management Division was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 5.

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.

"It's about all the people in our organizaton. It's about our asset management director Mark Hogan, who listens to what we need to do and he takes those messages out there and goes to administration and the executive management that helps us make that happen," said Mike Wallace, maintenance manager. He thanked his whole team, including administrative manager Brian Franklin, administrative supervisor John Reel (who was also present to accept the award), and everyone else working at the City of Tulsa Equipment Management Division.

Judges Craig Croner, Kelly Reagan, and Bob Stanton, as well as staff from Government Fleet and Ford and Geotab, the award sponsors, 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 the City of Dublin, Ohio, with 292 vehicles, and the No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets) is the City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada with 941 units. The City of Tulsa is also the No. 1 large fleet (1,000 or more assets), with more than 3,100 vehicles.

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

1             City of Tulsa Equipment Management, Oklahoma

2             Denver Department of Public Works, Fleet Management Division

3             City of Anaheim, California

4             City of Chesapeake, Virginia

5             City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

6             City of Long Beach, California

7             City of Greenville, South Carolina

8             City of Tampa Fleet Management Division, Florida

9             City of Fort Wayne, Indiana

10          Denver International Airport

10          City of Fort Collins, Colorado

12          Manatee County Fleet Services, Florida

13          City of Dublin, Ohio

14          County of Sonoma Fleet Operations, California

15          Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services, Virginia

16          City of Tempe, Arizona

17          County of Sacramento, California

18          City of Boca Raton, Florida

19          New York City Police Department

20          City of Lakeland, Florida

The remaining Leading Fleets awards recipients, in alphabetical order, are:

  • City of Beverly Hills, California
  • City of Buckeye, Arizona
  • City of Cape Coral, Florida
  • City of Charlotte, Management & Financial Services, Fleet Management, North Carolina
  • City of Concord, California
  • City of Conroe, Texas
  • City of Denton Fleet Services, Texas
  • City of Durham, North Carolina
  • City of Germantown, Tennessee
  • City of Houston
  • City of Huntington Beach, California
  • City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • City of New York
  • City of Oceanside, California
  • City of Orange, California
  • City of Orlando, Florida
  • City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • City of Roseville, California
  • City of Sacramento, Department of Public Works, California
  • City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • City of Ventura, California
  • City of Wichita, Kansas
  • County of San Diego, California
  • CPS Energy, Texas
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Illinois
  • Indianapolis Fleet Services
  • King County Fleet Administration Division, Washington
  • Orange County Government, Florida
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • United States Air Force/441st Vehicle Support Chain Operations Squadron

The Notable Fleets: While the following fleets were not named among the Leading Fleets, their accomplishments and efforts warrant recognition.

  • Ada County Sheriff's Office, Idaho
  • Boston Public Works Central Fleet Management
  • City of Eugene, Oregon
  • City of Fairfield, California
  • City of Fargo, North Dakota
  • City of Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • City of Franklin, Tennessee, Fleet Maintenance
  • City of Grand Prairie, Texas
  • City of Largo, Florida
  • City of Marietta, Georgia
  • City of Melbourne, Florida
  • City of Midland, Michigan
  • City of Moline, Illinois
  • City of Moscow, Idaho
  • City of Norfolk, Virginia
  • City of Raleigh Vehicle Fleet Services, North Carolina
  • City of Riverside, California
  • City of Roanoke, Virginia
  • City of San Antonio Building and Equipment Services Department
  • City of Seattle
  • City of West Palm Beach, Florida
  • City of West University Place, Texas
  • Cobb County Fleet Management, Georgia
  • County of Riverside Purchasing & Fleet Services, California
  • DC Water
  • Hanover County Government, Virginia
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Iowa State University Transportation Services
  • Johnson County, Kansas
  • Josephine County Public Works, Oregon
  • NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
  • NYC Department of Transportation
  • Orange County Sanitation District, California
  • Osceola County BOCC, Florida
  • Pasco County, Florida
  • San Antonio Water System, Texas
  • State of Michigan
  • Town of Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Washington County, Oregon

Related: Get to Know the 2017 Leading Fleets

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