|For the fourth straight year, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is ranked as one of the 100 Best Fleets in the 2014 “100 Best Fleets in North America Program,” which recognizes peak performing public sector fleet operations in North America and encourages ever-increasing levels of performance improvement within the industry. |
The 100 Best Fleets application is comprehensive; evaluating all areas of fleet operation, from how technology is used, to staff development and training, efficient operations and resource stewardship. Using the 100 Best Fleets Program, ACUA has been able to benchmark their fleet operations, to identify areas of improvement and to chart continued progress.
“The ACUA has ranked in the 100 Best Fleets Program every year, since we started submitting applications in 2011,” said ACUA President Rick Dovey. “When we first applied to the program, the application offered an opportunity to review current practices and policies and to look for ways to improve. This year’s fourth place ranking shows the amount of hard work and dedication that ACUA and staff have put into the fleet, making it one of the best programs in North America. ACUA continues to transition its fleet to CNG, and last year opened a vehicle wash facility powered by 100% renewable energy. The 100 Best Fleets Program helps us to define goals and measure our progress,” Dovey added.
The scope of criteria considered for the award is very broad, and challenges applicants to look beyond standard metrics. Taking things like collaboration, creativity and employee recognition makes this award different from others, and fits with ACUA’s desire to foster a culture where employee innovation and ideas help drive the organization to provide the best and most cost effective services.
Receiving the award for the fourth straight year, ACUA’s ranking has moved up from 91st in 2012, to 48th in 2013, to this year’s fourth place ranking. For more about the program and the current list of 100 Best Fleets winners for 2014, please go to: http://www.the100bestfleets.com/100_winners_2014.htm.