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Applications are now open for the 2019 Leading Fleets award. The award, sponsored by Ford and Geotab, is open to government fleets and recognizes operations that are performing at a high level in fleet innovation and leadership. Applications are due March 8.

Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) will name 50 Leading Fleets, with the top 20 being ranked. Additionally, there will be winners for No. 1 overall fleet, 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 award is judged by fleet managers of former No. 1 operations as well as a representative from APWA and a Public Fleet Hall of Fame member. This year's judges are: Craig Croner, CPFP, administrative services manager, City of Boise, Idaho; Brian Franklin, CPFP, administrative manager, City of Tulsa, Okla.; Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator, City of Columbus, Ohio; and Sam Lamerato, retired fleet manager.

Criteria for the Leading Fleets award will include:

  • How an operation prioritizes and exhibits leadership within its team, with customers, within its local community, and within the overall fleet community.
  • How an operation ensures competitiveness and efficiency.
  • The future vision of the operation and leadership steps taken to get there.
  • How an operation addresses and overcomes its biggest challenges.

The recipients of these and other awards will be honored at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference during The Honors Celebration on June 18. Winners will be featured in Government Fleet magazine's special awards issue in July.

For more information and to apply, click here.

To learn more about Government Fleet’s awards, including Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year, Public Fleet Hall of Fame, and Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award, click here. There is no charge to apply for these awards.

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