Fort Wayne vehicle fleet ranks high on ‘100 Best Fleets List’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Public Works Division says the City’s fleet operation is one of the best in North America, as honored by Fleet Magazine’s selection of the 100 best Fleets in the Americas. Not only did Fort Wayne make the top 100, but Fort Wayne placed 5th in the award list presented by100Best

The program recognizes peak-performing fleet operations in the Americas for performance improvement and innovation within the public fleet industry. Thirty-eight thousand municipal fleets are eligible to enter the awards program.

Fort Wayne’s fleet department maintains 2,207 vehicles, an essential part of providing services to the community. These work vehicles such as police cars, snow-plow trucks, street sweepers, fire command trucks, water maintenance trucks, backhoes, and many others, assist with essential services and must be dependable and ready to go when they are needed to support the large volume of work that goes on throughout the City.

From routine oil changes to engine diagnostics and repair, the Fleet Department handled 19,200 work orders in 2018 for the City’s vehicles that log more than 10-million miles each year.

Judges evaluate the100 Best Fleets in 12 areas, including: Accountability, Use of Technology and Information, Collaboration, Creativity, Celebration, Evidence of a High Trust Culture, Performance Recognition, Doing It Right the First Time, Quick Efficient Turnaround, Competitive Pricing, Staff Development, and Resources Stewardship.

The list of award winners will be in the June edition of Government Fleet Magazine.

The City of Indianapolis is the only other Indiana City to make the Top 100, placing 41st.

The 100 Best Fleets (Rank Order):

Rank Agency

1 Miami-Dade County (FL) | Press Release

2 Cobb County (GA)

3 Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (FL)

4 Denver Public Works (CO)

5 City of Fort Wayne, IN

6 City of Sacramento, CA

7 City of Tulsa, OK

8 City of Greenville, SC

9 City of Eugene, OR

10 City of Conroe, TX

11 Manatee County (FL)

12 US Air Force 441 VSCOS (VA)

13 City of Lakeland, FL

14 City of Fort Collins, CO

15 City of Cape Coral, FL

16 County of San Luis Obispo (CA)

17 San Bernardino County (CA)

18 City of Atlanta, GA

19 City of New York – DCAS (NY)

20 Prince George’s County (MD)

21 City of Tampa, FL

22 King County (WA)

23 Bonneville Power Administration (WA)

24 City of Buckeye, AZ

25 City of Roseville, CA

26 Galena Park ISD (TX)

27 County of Sacramento (CA)

28 Hillsborough County (FL)

29 San Joaquin County (CA)

30 City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

31 City of Fairfield, CA

32 City of Dublin, OH

33 Humble Independent School District (TX)

34 City of Riverside, CA

35 Salt River Project (AZ)

36 City of Fayetteville, AR

37 City of Phoenix, AZ

38 City of Raleigh, NC

39 Wake County (NC)

40 City of Richmond, VA

41 City of Indianapolis, IN

42 City of Naperville, IL

43 City of Norfolk, VA

44 City of Durham, NC

45 CPS Energy (San Antonio, TX)

46 City of Tempe, AZ

47 Chesterfield County (VA)

48 Milwaukee County (WI)

49 The University of Texas at Austin

50 City of Tucson, AZ

51 City of Kansas City, MO (tie)

51 Contra Costa County (CA) (tie)

52 Harford County (MD)

53 City of Coppell, TX

54 Dallas County (TX)

55 City of Baltimore, MD

56 Alvin Independent School District (TX)

57 County of Volusia (FL)

58 Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (IL)

59 City of Germantown, TN

60 County of Sonoma (CA)

61 Washington County (OR)

62 City of Roanoke, VA

63 Richland County (SC)

64 State of Delaware

65 Tinker Air Force Base (OK)

66 Osceola County (FL)

67 Michigan Department of Transportation

68 City of Clearwater, FL

69 City of North Richland Hills, TX

70 Alabama Department of Transportation

71 District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

72 City of Henderson, NV

73 City of Orlando, FL

74 Denver International Airport (CO)

75 Las Vegas Valley Water District (NV)

76 Village of Pinehurst, NC

77 City of Vancouver, WA

78 Lower Merion School District (PA)

79 City of Chicago, IL

80 North Texas Municipal Water District

81 City of Olathe, KS

82 City of Rochester Hills, MI

83 Eugene Water & Electric Board (OR)

84 New York City Police Department (NY)

85 Thurston County (WA)

86 Prince William County (VA)

87 City of Peoria, AZ

88 Fairfax County (VA)

89 City of El Paso Fire Department (TX)

90 City of Oceanside, CA

91 San Antonio Water System (TX)

92 City of Charlotte, NC

93 Knoxville Utilities Board (TN)

94 Iowa State University

95 City of Muskogee, OK

96 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

97 Benton County (OR)

98 City of Concord, NC

99 City of Crystal Lake, IL

100 Pace Suburban Bus (IL)

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