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Government Fleet magazine has announced the Leading Fleets for 2020. The awards program, co-produced with the American Public Works Association and sponsored by Ford, 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. 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) will be featured in the July issue of Government Fleet.

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.

We thank the judges for this year’s award: Brian Franklin, CPFP, administrative manager, City of Tulsa, Okla.Sam Lamerato, CPFP, retired fleet manager and consultant with Public Fleet Advisors; Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator, City of Columbus, Ohio; and Brad Salazar, director of fleet management, City & County of Denver.

The Leading Fleets (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Central Fleet Management, City of Chesapeake, Va.
  • Charleston County, S.C., Fleet Operations
  • Chesterfield County, Va., Fleet Services
  • City of Boca Raton, Fla.
  • City of Buckeye, Ariz.
  • City of Cape Coral, Fla.
  • City of Dublin, Ohio
  • City of Durham, N.C.
  • City of Fort Collins, Colo.
  • City of Germantown, Tenn.
  • City of Greenville, S.C.
  • City of Houston Fleet Management Department
  • City of Irving, Texas
  • City of Kelowna, B.C., Canada
  • City of Lakeland, Fla., Fleet Management
  • City of Long Beach, Calif.
  • City of Madison Fleet, Wis.
  • City of Midland, Mich.
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Oakland, Calif.
  • City of Oceanside, Calif., Fleet Management
  • City of Peoria, Ariz.
  • City of Roseville, Calif.
  • City of Sacramento, Calif.
  • City of Salem, Ore.
  • City of San Antonio - Building & Equipment Services Department
  • City of San Diego Fleet Operations Department
  • City of Tallahassee, Fla.
  • City of Tampa, Fla., Fleet Management
  • City of Tempe, Ariz.
  • City of Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • County of Sacramento, Calif., Fleet Services Division
  • County of San Diego
  • County of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Dakota County Fleet Management, Minn.
  • Denver International Airport
  • DPW/Indianapolis Fleet Services
  • Fleet Management Department, Hillsborough County, Fla., Board of County Commissioners
  • Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Ill.
  • Iowa State University Transportation Services
  • King County, Wash., Fleet Services
  • Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas
  • Manatee County, Fla., Government Fleet
  • Miami-Dade County, Fla., ISD Fleet Management
  • New York City Fleet
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • San Joaquin County, Calif.
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alaska
  • University of California, Davis
  • Village of Arlington Heights, Ill.

Notable Fleets

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

  • Alameda County, Calif.
  • Atlantic County Utilities Authority, N.J.
  • City of Albany, Ga., Fleet Management Department
  • City of Baltimore Department of General Services, Fleet Management Division
  • City of Battle Creek, Mich.
  • City of Brampton, Ont., Canada
  • City of Brooklyn Center, Minn.
  • City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • City of Charlotte, N.C.
  • City of Conroe, Texas
  • City of Coppell, Texas
  • City of Fairfax, Va.
  • City of Fairfield, Calif.
  • City of Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • City of Grand Prairie, Texas
  • City of Henderson, Nev.
  • City of Lewisville, Texas
  • City of Little Rock, Ark., Fleet Services
  • City of Marietta/BLW, Ga.
  • City of Montgomery, Ala., Fleet Management Department
  • City of Moreno Valley, Calif.
  • City of Moscow, Idaho
  • City of Muskogee, Okla.
  • City of Newton, Mass.
  • City of Orange, Calif.
  • City of Phoenix
  • City of Raleigh, N.C., Vehicle Fleet Services
  • City of Reno, Nev.
  • City of Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada
  • City of Richmond, B.C., Canada
  • City of Richmond, Va.
  • City of Roanoke, Va.
  • City of San Angelo, Texas, Fleet Services
  • City of San Jose, Calif.
  • City of Seattle
  • City of Ventura, Calif.
  • City of West Jordan, Utah
  • City of West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • City of West University Place, Texas
  • City of Wichita, Kan.
  • CPS Energy, Texas
  • DC Water
  • DeKalb County, Ga., Fleet Management
  • Fairfax County, Va., Department of Vehicle Services
  • General Services Agency, Ventura County, Calif.
  • Hanover County, Va.
  • Johnson County, Kan.
  • Montclair State University, N.J.
  • New Jersey City University
  • New York City Police Department
  • NYC Parks
  • Orange County, Fla., Fleet Management
  • Osceola County BOCC, Fla.
  • Pinellas County, Fla., Fleet Management
  • Prince William County, Va., Fleet Management Division, Department of Public Works
  • San Antonio Water System, Texas
  • Sandy City, Utah
  • State of Ohio DAS Office of Fleet Management
  • State of Wisconsin DOT
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • The City of Saginaw, Mich.
  • Town of Castle Rock, Colo., Fleet Services
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Village of Hoffman Estates, Ill.
  • Washington County, Ore.
  • Washoe County, Nev., Community Services Department - Equipment Services
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