DURHAM, N.C. – The City of Durham has once again received recognition for its efforts to have one of the greenest government vehicle fleets in North America. The City’s Fleet Management Department was recognized earlier this month with an honorable mention for having a “green fleet” program by Green Fleet Magazine, Green Fleet Conference organizers, and The 100 Best Fleets in North America.
The City of Durham is the only city in North Carolina to place in the “Honorable Mentions” list and no other city in North Carolina made the Top 40 list. The Government Green Fleet Award is open to the more than 38,000 federal, state, and local government fleets in North America. The Government Green Fleet Award is a comprehensive set of criteria specifically tailored around the challenges and requirements of the government fleet manager. The award is given based on several key evaluation categories including fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs.
For a complete listing of the top-winning government fleets and honorable mentions, visit http://www.the100bestfleets.com/gf_winners_2012.htm.
About the Fleet Management Department
The City of Durham’s Fleet Management Department is responsible for all services related to the City of Durham's vehicles and the 800MHz emergency public safety radio system. The goal of the department is to procure safe, dependable, cost-effective equipment and furnish quality maintenance services to all City departments. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department enables all City departments that use vehicles and equipment to provide excellent service to the residents of Durham. Fleet Management consists of three divisions: Fleet Maintenance, Communications Maintenance, and Fire Maintenance. The department is also a member of the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition. For information, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/FM/Pages/Home.aspx.