City of Culver City Names #1 Best Government Fleet
July 17, 2013
City of Culver City Named #1 Best Government Fleet
The City of Culver City has been named the #1 Best Municipal Fleet in North America, by the 100 Best Fleets National Fleet Certification/Recognition Program.
Government Fleet publication representatives presented Culver City with the prestigious award at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference held in San Antonio this month.
This achievement is awarded to only one of a large number of government fleet organizations in recognition for outstanding contributions and leadership, particularly in the advancement of accountability, efficiencies and use of technologies.
Award-winning fleets maintain high standards of operations, while demonstrating consistent sustainability practices.
The highly competitive 100 Best Fleets in North America program is open to all federal, state, and local government fleets in North America, based on a comprehensive set of criteria, specifically tailored to the challenges and requirements of government fleets.
All 38,000 public fleets in North America which may compete for this recognition are measured against these carefully established criteria set by industry leaders and past winning fleets in 12 specific categories:
• Accountability • Technology implementation
• High trust culture • Acknowledgement
• Collaboration • Creativity
• Celebration • Doing it right the first time
• Quick/efficient turnaround • Staff development
• Resource stewardship • Competitive pricing
Culver City has been a progressive leader in its commitment to maintaining a highly efficient operation while embracing the environmentally friendly use of natural gas as its fuel of choice for its entire fleet.
In addition to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, use of natural gas conserves over 800,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel per year and saves taxpayers more than $1.4 million dollars annually.
Culver City’s fleet includes refuse and public works trucks, standard autos, fire apparatus and transit buses.
The City’s fleet operation is certified with the State of California as a “Green Station” under the Department of Toxic Substance and Controls. “Culver City has an aggressive fleet operations program that complies with a 100 point recycling program approved by the State of California. Our program includes the proper management of all waste, including the recycling and environmentally sensitive handling of oils, fluids, and metals,” says Culver City Mayor Jeffrey Cooper.
Along with this year’s #1 Best Fleet recognition, the Equipment Maintenance & Fleet Services Division of the City’s Transportation Department was awarded the prestigious #1 Best Government Green Fleet Award in 2009 and was named the 3rd Best Overall Fleet in North America for 2012.
The Division has also been awarded the Natural Gas Vehicle America Leadership Award in 2008, and is a three-time winner of the Environmental Leadership Award. Culver City has been ranked as one of the top 12 fleets in North America since 2006.
For more information about these awards or the Culver City Transportation Department’s Equipment Maintenance Operations Division, please contact Paul Condran, Fleet Services Manager at (310) 253-6520.