Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) ranked City of Houston as sixth in the nation in Leading Fleets for 2016. The awards program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges. Leading Fleets represent the best in the industry.
“It is quite an honor to be recognized for all the hard work our staff puts in everyday to ensure that the City’s nearly 12,000 vehicles and equipment are working properly and efficiently,” said Victor Ayres, Director of the Fleet Management Department. “We truly have some of the best employees in the industry and they are the key to our success.”
The Fleet Management Department was created in 2011 by consolidating all fleet operations into one central department. The Department has over 350 employees and 25 maintenance facilities across the City of Houston’s 640 square miles to provide fleet services to 22 departments with a combined municipal fleet of approximately 12,000 units. The department is responsible for asset management, maintenance and repairs, fueling services, vehicle acquisitions and dispositions, alternative fuel vehicle planning and implementation and the City-wide shared motor pool program, FleetShare.