– John Hunt, fleet manager for the city of Fresno, has won Government Fleet
’s 2005 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Automotive Resources International (ARI) and co-sponsored by Fleet Counselor Services, Inc.
Hunt was recognized for his record on customer satisfaction, environmental compliance, cost efficiencies, and his “run it like you own it” philosophy. He manages a team of 70 and oversees a fleet of approximately 1,800 city-owned vehicles at three shop facilities.
Recent challenges include implementing a cryogenic fueling infrastructure, converting to Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) refuse trucks, obtaining diesel exhaust after-treatment verifications, implementing a prototype medium-duty hybrid truck technology, and designing the most technologically advanced police patrol sedan available.
Hunt came onboard with the city of Fresno in 1987 as a heavy equipment mechanic working on refuse trucks before moving into fleet administration in 1991 and becoming provisional fleet manager in 2001.
City of Fresno fleet recognitions include:
Received the 2005 Clean Cities National Partner City Fleet of the Year Award.
Successfully completed the fleet industry certification program administered by Fleet Counselor Services, designating Fresno as an Industry Competitive Fleet Management Operation.
Received a Resolution of Commendation from Fresno’s Mayor Alan Autry and the city council. The commendation acknowledged fleet management’s best practices recognition by the U.S Conference of Mayors.
One of only four U.S. cities with a population over 450,000 to receive the Blue Seal of Excellence Award from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence.