Introducing the 2019 Leading Fleets
Introducing the 2019 Leading Fleets

Government Fleet magazine has announced the Leading Fleets for 2019. The awards program, sponsored by Ford and Geotab, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges.

The 50 Leading Fleets represent the best in the industry. Government Fleet will announce rankings for the top 20 fleets as well as the top fleets in size categories: 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) at GFX.

Criteria for the award include:

  • The efficiency, effectiveness, and modernity of the fleet operation, based on 20 key criteria.
  • How the operation prioritizes and exhibits leadership within its team, with customers, within its local community, and within the overall fleet community.
  • How the operation ensures competitiveness and efficiency.
  • The future vision of the operation and leadership steps taken to get there.
  • How the operation addresses and overcomes its biggest challenges.

The Leading Fleets and Notable Fleets will be recognized at GFX during The Honors Celebration, with certificates and plaques, and with a group photo to be published in the awards issue of Government Fleet magazine. Public Fleet Hall of Fame inductees and the Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year will also be honored at the awards ceremony.

We thank the judges for this year’s award: Craig Croner, CPFP, administrative services manager, City of Boise, Idaho; Brian Franklin, CPFP, administrative manager for the City of Tulsa, Okla.; Sam Lamerato, CPFP, retired fleet superintendent, City of Troy, Mich.; and Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator, City of Columbus, Ohio.

Leading Fleets (in alphabetical order):

  • City of Boca Raton, Fla.
  • City of Cape Coral, Fla.
  • City of Chesapeake, Va.
  • City of Denton, Texas
  • City of Dublin, Ohio
  • City of Durham, N.C.
  • City of Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • City of Fort Worth, Texas
  • City of Greenville, S.C.
  • City of Houston Fleet Management
  • City of Irving, Texas
  • City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • City of Lakeland Fleet Management, Fla.
  • City of Long Beach, Calif.
  • City of Midland, Mich.
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Oceanside Fleet Management, Calif.
  • City of Orange, Calif.
  • City of Peoria, Ariz.
  • City of Raleigh Vehicle Fleet Services, N.C.
  • City of Richmond, BC, Canada
  • City of Riverside, Calif.
  • City of Sacramento, Calif.
  • City of San Antonio - Building & Equipment Services
  • City of San Jose, Calif.
  • City of Tampa Fleet Management Division , Fla.
  • City of Tempe, Ariz.
  • City of Ventura, Calif.
  • County of San Diego
  • County of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • County of Sonoma, Calif.
  • Denver Department of Public Works, Fleet Management Division
  • Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services, Va.
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Ill.
  • Hillsborough County, Fla., Fleet Management Department
  • Indianapolis Fleet Services
  • King County Fleet Services Division, Wash.
  • Manatee County Fleet Services, Fla.
  • Miami-Dade County, ISD Fleet Management Division, Fla.
  • New York City Fleet
  • New York City Parks
  • Orange County Fleet Management, Fla.
  • Sacramento County, Calif.
  • San Antonio Water System
  • San Joaquin County, Calif.
  • The City of Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • The University of Texas at Austin, University Fleet Operations
  • Ventura County, Calif., GSA Fleet Services
  • Washington County, Ore.

Notable Fleets

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

  • Bonneville Power Administration, Wash.
  • Broward County Sheriff's Office, Fla.
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Chesterfield County Fleet Services, Va.
  • City of Addison, Texas
  • City of Carrollton, Texas
  • City of Charlotte Fleet Management, N.C.
  • City of Conroe, Texas
  • City of Fairfax, Va.
  • City of Fairfield, Calif.
  • City of Fayetteville, Ark.
  • City of Fort Collins, Colo.
  • City of Franklin, Tenn., Fleet Management
  • City of Germantown, Tenn.
  • City of Grand Prairie, Texas
  • City of Henderson, Nev.
  • City of Marietta, Ga.
  • City of Moscow, Idaho
  • City of Orlando, Fla.
  • City of Phoenix
  • City of Roseville, Calif.
  • City of Salem Fleet Services, Ore.
  • City of Tallahassee Fleet Management, Fla.
  • City of West Jordan, Utah
  • City of West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • City of West University Place, Texas
  • City of Wichita, Kan.
  • Cobb County Fleet Management, Ga.
  • Coconut Creek, Fla.
  • CPS Energy, Texas
  • DC Water
  • Ector County, Texas
  • Hanover County Department of General Services, Va.
  • Iowa State University Transportation Services
  • Johnson County, Kansas
  • Josephine County Public Works, Ore.
  • Midland County, Texas
  • New York City Department of Transportation
  • New York City Police Department
  • Newberry County, S.C.
  • Osceola County Fleet Management, Fla.
  • Pasco County, Fla.
  • Plant City, Fla.
  • Salt River Project, Ariz.
  • Sarasota County Government, Fla.
  • State of Utah, Division of Fleet Operations
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Town of Castle Rock, Colo.
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Ill.
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