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For its accountability, collaboration, creativity and celebration of successes, among other criteria, the Town’s Public Works fleet division has been named one of the 100 Best Fleets in North America.
The fleet division is a team of eight employees who manage the Town’s fleet of more than 450 vehicles. Public safety vehicles for Castle Rock Police and Castle Rock Fire and Rescue make up 128 of those vehicles.
As part of the division’s Green Fleet Policy, the team is transitioning all patrol units for CRPD to hybrid vehicles. Last year, eight vehicles were replaced, and eight will be replaced this year. The policy works toward better sustainability, lower emissions and cost-effectiveness for Town vehicles.
The division’s goal is 95% equipment availability, but the average for the year has been more than 98%, exemplifying reliability and low-downtime valued by customers. The team services an average of 40 vehicles a week to keep Town staff in action.
“Town departments rely on these vehicles to do their job efficiently,” said Public Works Director Dan Sailer. “The fleet division understands this and does an excellent job of aligning their resources to give them peace of mind that their vehicles are dependable. This award is a result of the team’s commitment to serving and supporting all Town departments in an efficient and effective manner.”
Twelve criteria were used to select the 100 Best Fleets. In addition to the four above criteria, public sector fleets were judged on use of technology and information; evidence of a high-trust culture; performance recognition; “doing it right the first time”; quick/efficient turnaround; competitive pricing; staff development; and resources stewardship.
NAFA Fleet Management Association sponsors the 100 Best Fleets program in conjunction with consultant and author Tom Johnson. There are about 38,000 public fleets in North America.
For more information or to view the complete 100 Best list, visit www.the100bestfleets.com.
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