Richmond Fleet Operations Ranked Among Best in the Americas

The City’s Department of Public Works’ Fleet Management Division has received an honorable mention by The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas as one of the preeminent fleet operations in North and South America for 2015.  Of the more than 38,000 public fleets in North America alone, only 100 are selected annually for the Top 100 list, while operations in 25 additional cities, including Richmond, are given the distinction of honorable mention.  In addition, on July 17 Richmond will host the 100 Best Fleets Conference at the Virginia War Memorial.  Fleet managers from across the country will be in attendance. 

"I'm pleased that our Fleet Management Division has been recognized in this way," said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. "City workers are often working with limited resources and dwindling budgets, and it is encouraging to see this division recognized for bringing a spirit of excellence to their responsibilities."

The 100 Best Fleet winners, which were announced at the NAFA Institute and Expo and in American City and County Magazine, are selected based on their answers to a series of questions and 12 criteria which include areas such as: use of technology and information; accountability, collaboration, quick and efficient turnaround, staff development and resources stewardship. 

According to its website, 100 Best Fleets identifies and encourages ever-increasing performance level improvements within the fleet industry. The agency offers seminars and programs aimed at educating fleet managers and workers on best practices and industry standards.

Public Works' Fleet Management Division maintains and services approximately 2600 units of City vehicles and equipment. Approximately 1,200 maintenance work orders are completed monthly to ensure the maximum safety and lifespan of each vehicle. The division places a high emphasis on preventative maintenance and its operations are Automotive Service Excellence certified. 

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