The Denver Department of Public Works, Fleet Management Division, was named the No. 1 fleet among the Leading Fleets at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 18.
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.
"I accept this award on behalf of the amazing team that we have, from the technicians to the supervisors and managers, everybody in Public Works, and all our customers, which are the internal departments that we take care of," said Brad Salazar, director of fleet management, at the awards ceremony.
Judges Craig Croner, Brian Franklin, and Sam Lamerato were present to congratulate the winner. Ford and Geotab sponsored the award.
Government Fleet 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 297 vehicles, and the No. 1 mid-size fleet (500-999 assets) is the City of Oceanside, Calif., with 544 units. Denver is also the No. 1 large fleet (1,000 or more assets), with more than 1,800 vehicles.
Staff also announced the top 20 ranked fleets and recognized the remaining Leading Fleets and Notable Fleets.