Best Fleets List Includes Hoosier Communities

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Three community departments in Indiana are on an annual list of the 100 Best Fleets in North America. The City of Fort Wayne ranked third out of more than 38,000 public fleet departments on the continent. The Indiana communities on the list are:

3. City of Fort Wayne

65. Town of Fishers

83. City of Indianapolis

April 28, 2014

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The City of Fort Wayne's Fleet Department is named to a list of 100 Best Fleets in North America. This year Fort Wayne ranked third on the list from the organization: "100 Best Fleets."

The organization recognizes fleet departments for efficiency, cost savings procedures, continuous improvements, alternative fuel use and innovation.

Fort Wayne's fleet department is responsible for efficient maintenance and repair of the more than 1800 City vehicles and equipment that are used every day to provide essential services throughout the community.

"Having a cost effective and efficient fleet of vehicles is critical to our ability to provide the services that our residents and businesses depend on each day," said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. "We must have a safe and reliable fleet for fire and police protection, leaf pickup, pothole repairs, snow removal, and water, sewer, and stormwater maintenance. Through our innovative efforts and by demonstrating best practices, it’s a tremendous accomplishment to be recognized as one of the best cities in the country for fleet services."

In 2013, City fleet vehicles were on the job more than 34,000 hours and were driven for a total of 9,417,473 miles.

"The efficiency in reduced time spent on repairs, largely due to regular and vital vehicle upkeep, is essential to residents. Reducing vehicle downtime was especially critical to street plowing operations during the recent winter with several significant snowfalls. These are work vehicles and they need to be ready to go when we need them," said Bob Kennedy, Director of the Division of Public Works.

This year's third place finish is a step up for Fort Wayne's fleet. Last year, Fort Wayne was seventh.

Under the direction of manager, Larry Campbell, the fleet has been in the Top 100, nine of the past ten years. In six of those years Fort Wayne made the Top 10. There are more than 38,000 public fleet departments in North America.

The City of Fort Wayne is joined by two additional Indiana fleets. The Town of Fishers placed 65th, and Indianapolis was 83rd.

The 100 Best Fleets (Rank Order)

Rank Agency

1 City of Columbus, OH

2 City of Sacramento, CA

3 City of Fort Wayne, IN

4 Atlantic County Utilities Authority (NJ)

5 University of California, Davis

5 Volusia County (FL)

6 Dakota County MN Fleet Management

7 DeKalb County (GA)

8 York County Vehicle Maintenance (VA)

9 City of Santa Ana, CA

10 Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (FL)

11 City of Riverside, CA

12 Washington State Department of Transportation

13 Orange County Sanitation District (CA)

14 City of Chicago, IL

15 City of Tucson, AZ

16 City of Dublin, OH

17 City of Hampton, VA

18 Prince George's County (MD)

19 City of Ormond Beach, FL

20 City of Edmonton, AB

21 City of Conroe, TX

21 San Bernardino County, CA

22 Chicago Transit Authority (IL)

23 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

24 City of Oakland, CA

25 City of Durham (NC)

26 Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (TX)

27 City of Fort Worth, TX

28 Richland County, SC

29 Alameda County (CA)

30 City of Olympia, WA

31 City of Thousand Oaks, CA

32 City of Fairfield, CA

33 Colorado Division of Central Services

34 City of Huntington Beach, CA

35 City of Boise, ID

36 National Security Technologies (Las Vegas, NV)

37 Denver International Airport (CO)

38 City of New York, NY

39 Houston Independent School District (TX)

40 City & County of Denver, CO

41 City of Bellevue, WA

42 City of Boston, MA

43 County of San Diego, CA

44 City of Tampa, FL

45 City of Kansas City, MO

46 City of Orlando, FL

47 Eugene Water & Electric Board (OR)

48 Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (IL)

49 County of Wake (Raleigh, NC)

50 Salt River Project (Tempe, AZ)

51 City of Mesa, AZ

52 City of Buckeye, AZ

53 City of Kissimmee, FL

54 Lower Merion School District (PA)

55 City of Mountain View, CA

56 United States Air Force, VA

57 City of Naperville, IL

58 City of Vancouver, BC

59 City of Rochester Hills, MI

60 University of Washington

61 City of Rock Hill, SC

62 City of Muskogee, OK

63 Alachua County Fleet Management (FL)

64 Collier County Fleet Management (FL)

65 City of Roanoke, VA

65 Town of Fishers, IN

66 DC Water

67 City of Eugene, OR

68 New York City Police Department (NY)

69 State of Delaware Fleet Services

70 Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

71 City of Moline, IL

72 City of Fort Collins, CO

73 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation - Fleet Dept.

74 Washoe County (Reno, NV)

75 City of Charlotte, NC

76 Orange County School Transportation Services (FL)

77 City of Oceanside, CA

78 Pasco County Fleet Management (FL)

79 City of Tulsa, OK

80 Sarasota County Fleet Services (FL)

81 Town of Castle Rock, CO

82 City of El Paso, TX

83 City of Indianapolis, IN

84 County of Sonoma, CA

85 Prince William County (VA)

86 Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (FL)

87 Town of Jonesborough, TN

88 Ohio Dept. of Trans., Office of Equipment Mgmt.

89 City of Chico, CA

90 City of Jacksonville, FL

91 Knoxville Utilities Board (TN)

92 City of Anaheim, CA

93 City of Fargo, ND

94 City of Tempe, AZ

95 King County Fleet Administration (WA)

96 City of Lakeland, FL

97 City of College Station, TX

98 CPS Energy - City Public Service Board (TX)

99 Kentucky Division of Fleet Management

100 Alabama Department of Transportation

Source: The City of Fort Wayne