Turn the page and get ready to applaud as Fleet Owner aims the spotlight on this year's winners of its Fleet of the Year Awards — one each from the for-hire, private and vocational segments of trucking.
Each honored fleet operation has been selected by the editors in recognition of the innovative management techniques its owners and/or executives have implemented to advance the fleet's overall mission and to overcome any immediate roadblocks to continued success.
Fleet Owner recognizes each of these winning fleets for achievements that fully reveal excellence in operational management. That's why nominations are not sought for these awards nor are they linked to any industry association or influenced by any outside group. Rather, candidates are identified and researched by Fleet Owner's editors, who then determine the winners.
The challenges facing for-hire, private and vocational fleets may vary as their operations do, but all of our honorees exemplify the mark of leadership we are proud to salute with Fleet Owner's Ninth Annual Fleet of the Year Awards.
Old Dominion Freight Line
ODFL was the only public LTL carrier with more than $1 billion in revenue to declare a profit in 2009
Created a 25 min. “Quick Lane” in-house maintenance program
Pedernales Electric Cooperative
Johnson City, TX
Electric cooperative is changing over to diesel-hybrid trucks to save fuel and operating costs
City of Denver
No. 2 ranked fleet maintenance division in 2009 maintains a wide range of hybrid vehicles, biodiesel and other alternative fuels in large and diverse city fleet
Experienced drivers, low driver turnover and users of all of the latest technologies keep fleet focused on customer service
Oldcastle Architectural Products Group
Improved mpg 8.9% year-over-year while cutting administrative expenses related to driver logs and trip reports 5% due to increased use of technology