DeKalb County Receives Best Fleet Award at 2018 NAFA Institute and Expo
The DeKalb County Fleet Management Department (Georgia) recently ranked #1 in “The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas.” The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas program recognizes and rewards peak performing fleet operations in North America. Out of the 38,000 fleets in North America that were considered for the award, DeKalb County was chosen for “distinguished customer service, sustainability practices and employee training.” The award was announced at the NAFA Institute and Expo in April 2018 in Anaheim, California.
The DeKalb County Fleet Management Department is a propane autogas customer of Blossman Gas of Douglasville, GA. Autogas is an important part of the county’s environmental stewardship program as propane, a clean American fuel, significantly reduces emissions when compared with both gasoline and diesel vehicles consistently over the lifetime of the vehicle. Autogas is also costs approximately $1 less per gallon than gasoline which substantially reduces fuel costs to the department’s budget. The DeKalb County Fleet has been a customer of Blossman Gas (a partner in the Alliance AutoGas international network) since 2009 and uses an average of 73,000 autogas gallons annually, making a forcible positive impact for the county/department by reducing emissions and fuel expenditure.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recognizes the leadership of Robert Gordon, deputy director of fleet management in a statement, “His commitment to excellent service, environmental stewardship and creating a high-trust culture is an example for all of us to follow.”
Conrad Davis, Blossman Gas Branch Manager of Blossman in Douglasville, says, “It is a pleasure to work with the DeKalb County Fleet. They put real action behind their principles of utilizing a clean fuel by using autogas. With eight on-site fueling stations, they are extremely efficient in their fuel use. Their authentic commitment to environmental stewardship is an inspiration to many other organizations in our region.”