DeKalb County Fleet Management Department earned “Best Fleet” this yearA shop technician installing front struts. Photo provided by DeKalb County
The DeKalb County Fleet Management Department was recently deemed “Best Fleet” by 100 Best Fleets in America and Governing Magazine.
By earning the “Best Fleet” in North America Award, DeKalb County’s Fleet is No. 1 out of 38,000 public fleets, and according to a recent press release, “was recognized for distinguished customer service, sustainability practices, and employee training.”
The county’s Fleet Management is a sector of the Department of Public Works, which has a $460 million budget and employs 1,600 people.
“The DeKalb Fleet Management Department exemplifies all that is right about public service,” founder of the 100 Best Fleets in America program, Tom C. Johnson said in a recent press release. “The county has developed best practices that reduce the need for unscheduled repairs, maintenance costs and negative environmental impacts.”
In addition, CEO Michael Thurmond added that Robert Gordon, Deputy Director of Fleet Management, is committed to leading through service, stewardship, and by example.
The 100 Best Fleets in America program was started 19 years ago and happens every year. It recognizes high-trust, high-performance fleet operations in North America and Canada. Criteria for the award includes use of technology, performance, collaboration, service turnaround time and accountability.