The City of Evanston’s Fleet Operations unit has been named one of “The 100 Best Fleets” by the annual The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas program, which recognizes and rewards peak performing fleet operations in North America.

Evanston ranked 83rd on the list and was one of only six Illinois fleets to be recognized. The City of Chicago was ranked 95th.

 “From fighting fires to maintaining roadways to ensuring public safety, Evanston depends on an efficient, reliable fleet to keep the city rolling,” said Mayor Hagerty. “Being recognized as one of the 100 Best Fleets shows the city’s commitment to continuous improvement, environmental stewardship, and the use of the latest technology.”

Evanston’s Fleet Operations was recognized for its collaborative teamwork and training; advanced fleet management information system; responsible waste stream, including its recycling of oil, anti-freeze, metal and batteries; and its use of the newest technology and alternative fuels.

Fleet Operations is part of the city’s Facilities and Fleet Division in the Administrative Services Department. Fleet Operations staff maintains repair services for the city’s approximately 350 pieces of equipment, including police vehicles, fire apparatuses, public works and forestry trucks and equipment, utility vehicles, and more.

​The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas program recognizes high-trust, high-performance fleet operations in the Americas. Criteria for the award include use of technology, performance, collaboration, service turnaround time, and accountability.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. A wonderful improvement
    A wonderful improvement since the days that Evanston had many leaking garbage trucks.

    1. Fleet Management Award

      Don’t forget to mention your emphasis on electric vehicles and charging systems. I really enjoy seeing the Nissan Leafs in your vehicle fleet.

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