The City of Troy, Mich., earned the No. 1 spot on the 100 Best Fleets
listing for 2010. Dramatic initiatives in the City’s fleet over the
past year allowed for significant costs savings, improved customer
satisfaction, and enhanced productivity. Changes in the fleet included
vehicle right-sizing, use of hybrid vehicles, implementation of a
utilization policy, enforcement of the City’s anti-idle policy, and GPS
installation in selected vehicles, among others. Communication,
teamwork, and quality of work helped take the City of Troy to the next
The results of the competition were announced at the 2010 Government
Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), held June 21 in Austin, Texas.
Rounding out the top five spots in the contest were the City of
Portland, Ore.; Polk County, Fla. Fleet Management; City of Oxnard,
Calif.; and Denver Fleet Management Division. Previously, Hillsborough
County in Tampa, Fla., took the top spot for two years running.
During an acceptance speech at a special 100 Best Fleets
ceremony held at the 2010 GFX, Sam Lamerato, CPFP, superintendent of
fleet maintenance for the City of Troy, encouraged other fleets to
strive for the award and participate in the 100 Best Fleets program. He also noted the importance of events, such as GFX, that target government fleets.
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