Cape Coral Fleet Wins Two Prestigious Awards
June 20, 2022
The City of Cape Coral’s Fleet Management Division has again earned a spot on the “100 Best Fleets in the Americas” and “Top 50 Government Leading Fleets” in the U.S. and Canada.
This is the sixth consecutive year Cape Coral has been recognized with the prestigious Top 100 annual award and the fifth year recognized with the Top 50 award. The National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) ranked Cape Coral No. 30 out of 100, surpassing larger cities like Tallahassee, Phoenix, and New York City. Cape Coral’s Top 50 ranking allowed them to rise above Dallas County, Texas, the NYPD, and the City of Anaheim, CA.
The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas program recognizes peak-performing fleet operations and identifies and encourages performance improvement and innovation within the public fleet industry. The Top 50 Government Fleets program recognizes operations performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness, efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges.
“This last year had its challenges, but the Cape Coral Fleet team has done a remarkable job in keeping up with technological advances, dealing with the Global auto supply shortages, growing fleet size, and working out of one of the oldest buildings in the City,” said fleet manager AJ Forbes. “These awards reaffirm how well Fleet employees have overcome many challenges to help the City keep moving and growing. I am incredibly proud of the Fleet Services team and its accomplishments.”
The Fleet Division maintains and services an assortment of over 1,700 assets, ranging from bobcats to fire trucks. The City’s fleet encompasses ten departments, including the highly-visible response vehicles for Public Works, Utilities, Fire, Police, and the bus line for the Charter Schools.
Fleet Management is a division within the Public Works Department. It is responsible for equipment services, including vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair, governmental and environmental compliance, specification development, acquisition, disposal, and fuel purchase for City vehicles and equipment.
Fleet Management is located at the Everest Complex, just south of the Midpoint Bridge, in one of the oldest standing buildings in the City. Built on approximately 4 acres of land, the Everest Fleet Management facility has 10,000 square feet of building space consisting of service shops for heavy equipment, cars and light trucks, and emergency response vehicles. Over its 60-year growth period, the City of Cape Coral has grown its fleet from about 20 to over 1,700 assets.
The complete listing of the 2022 100 Best Fleets in the Americas can be found on the NAFA website at https://www.nafa.org/100-best-fleets-2022/, and the listing for 2022 Top 50 Government Leading Fleets can be found on the Government Fleet website at https://www.government-fleet.com/10164572/announcing-the-2022-leading-fleets.