An ongoing drive to succeed pays off. General Service’s Fleet Management Division now ranks number five for the 100 leading government vehicle fleets in the U.S. and Canada. More than 35,000 government fleets exist in the two countries. The County moved up from the 39th spot last year.
Government Fleet Magazine announced the rankings during a conference on June 18. The awards program recognizes operations that excel in leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future and overcoming challenges.
The County has one of the largest government fleets in the state with nearly 4,000 vehicles that cover a wide variety of departmental needs.
“San Diego County encompasses a very large geographical area that requires a diverse fleet of vehicles and equipment. Having such a fleet requires staff to be knowledgeable and experts in many facets of the fleet industry,” said Operations Fleet Chief John Manring. “Being recognized as one of the Leading Fleets is truly an honor but helping departments serve County residents is truly what it is all about.”
Fleet buys an average of 500 vehicles a year and is responsible for preventive maintenance and repairs, regulatory compliance and disposal. The division also operates 27 fuel sites and seven maintenance locations plus on-site mobile service.
Vehicles range from cars and trucks to fire vehicles, buses, motorcycles and even a boat.