Indiana Fleets Make National Rankings

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Three Indiana communities are in Government Fleet magazine's 2013 100 Best Government Fleets list, including one in the top 10. The rankings recognize top-performing fleets in North American government entities and school districts.

July 8, 2013

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Recognized for efforts to improve productivity, increase operational effectiveness and save taxpayers money, the City of Fort Wayne Fleet Department places 7th on the list of the 100 Best Government Fleets for 2013.

The award presented by Government Fleet magazine and sponsored by INVERS Mobility Solutions, recognizes peak performing public sector fleets from cities, school districts, counties, states, and federal government operations in North America. The announcement is in the magazine's July issue.

"Having an efficient operation to maintain our City vehicles is critical to productivity and saves the City money. By keeping vehicles like police, fire, street, water and sewer vehicles in excellent repair and trucks in top operating condition, we reduce down-time and extend the life of the vehicles," said Public Works Director, Bob Kennedy. "Our investment into fleet management is money well spent and I'm proud that our fleet staff operates in an effective manner."

For fleet manager Larry Campbell, national recognition of Fort Wayne’s innovative and efficient program is not new. Fort Wayne has made the Top 100 List every year since 2005. In 2012, Fort Wayne was 19th on the list and Campbell was named public sector Fleet Manager of the Year by the Fleet Counselor Services and the Government Fleet Management Alliance.

Over the last 10 years the City's Fleet Department has implemented a consistent maintenance schedule, reduced turnaround time on vehicle repairs, and implemented cost saving measures such as hybrid and electric vehicles and the use of alternative fuels -- E85, EVs and B20. Further cost saving measures included upgrading to energy efficient lighting, windows and heating units in the maintenance garage.

Last year the Fleet Department installed LED lights above outdoor fuel islands which reduced energy usage by 77% annually. Additionally, lighting improvements in the garage reduced energy costs, saving the City more than $10,000.

Besides Fort Wayne placing 7th on the list, two other Indiana communities made the Top 100 -- Indianapolis 63rd, and Fishers 83rd.

Government Fleet magazine Top 100 for 2013

1. City of Culver City, CA

2. City of Columbus, OH

3. Dakota County, MN

4. City of Denver, CO

5. City of Santa Ana, CA

6. City of Moline, IL

7. City of Fort Wayne, IN

8. City of Fort Worth, TX

9. City of Sacramento, CA

10. City of Rochester, NY

11. City of Conroe, TX

12. City of Edmonton, AB, Canada

13. University of California, Davis

14. County of Sonoma, CA

15. San Bernardino County, CA

16. Eugene Water & Electric Board, OR

17. City of Oceanside, CA

18. County of San Diego, CA

19. Manatee County, FL

20. City of Anaheim, CA

21. City of Austin, TX

22. Alabama Dept. of Transportation

23. City of Tulsa, OK

24. City of Phoenix, AZ

25. City of Dublin, OH

26. City of Lakeland, FL

27. City of Fayetteville, AR

28. City of Tacoma, WA

29. City of Tamarac, FL

30. Montgomery County, MD

31. City of Boise, ID

32. Alachua County, FL

33. City of Colorado Springs, CO

34. City of Ames, IA

35. City of Tempe, AZ

36. Volusia County, FL

37. City of Fairfield, CA

38. NYC Fleet, NY

39. City of Eugene, OR

40. DeKalb County, GA

41. King County, WA

42. City of Huntington Beach, CA

43. City of Bellevue, WA

44. City of Tampa, FL

45. Air Force Element Vehicle and Equipment Management Support Office, VA

46. City of Mesa, AZ

47. Houston Independent School District, TX

48. Alameda County, CA

49. Atlantic County Utilities Authority, NJ

50. Washington State Dept. of Transportation

51. City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

52. City of Little Rock, AR

53. City of Tucson, AZ

54. University of Washington

55. City of Fort Collins, CO

56. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, FL

57. City of Long Beach, CA

58. City of Reno, NV

59. City of Vancouver, BC, Canada

60. City of Riverside, CA

61. City of Milwaukee, WI

62. Canyon County Fleet, ID

63. City of Indianapolis, IN

64. New York City Police Department, NY

65. State of Delaware

66. Sandia National Laboratories, NM

67. City of Roseville, CA

68. Town of Buckeye, AZ

69. Washoe County, NV

70. State of Utah

71. City of Thousand Oaks, CA

72. City of Oakland, CA

73. North Dakota Dept. of Transportation

74. City of Glendale, CA

75. City of Orlando, FL

76. Sarasota County Fleet Services, FL

77. Tacoma Public Utilities, WA

78. City of Boston, MA

79. Pasco County Fleet Management, FL

80. County of Riverside, CA

81. City of Concord, NC

82. City of Longview, WA

83. Town of Fishers, IN

84. Tinker Air Force Base, OK

85. City of Denton, TX

86. State of Kentucky

87. Richland County, SC

88. CPS Energy - San Antonio, TX

89. Town of Jonesborough, TN

90. City of Beverly Hills, CA

91. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

92. City of Irving, TX

93. DC Water – Washington, DC

94. City of Ormond Beach, FL

95. Broward Sheriff's Office, FL

96. Prince William County, VA

97. Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, IL

98. Knoxville Utilities Board, TN

99. Collier County, FL

100. Wake County Government, NC

Source: City of Fort Wayne