PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/8/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:080818A
Subject:
City of Long Beach Fleet Advances Four Ranks to Sixth in the Nation
Contact:
Dan Berlenbach, Manager
Fleet Services Bureau
Department of Financial Management
562.570.5401
Dan.Berlenbach@longbeach.gov




The City of Long Beach Fleet ranked number six out of thousands of fleet operations in the nation in the “Government Fleet” magazine and American Public Works Association (APWA) 2018 Leading Fleets competition. The honor is awarded based on leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges. The City was awarded 10th place in 2017 and 12th place in 2016.

"We are excited to see a consistent rise in the ranking of the City’s Fleet, reflecting our hard work and long-term commitment to our values,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “A high-performing fleet enables City departments to provide vital services to residents while minimizing cost and environmental impact.”

The City’s Fleet Services Bureau is a division of the Financial Management Department. Fleet manages and maintains the City’s wide variety of vehicles, including police cars, fire engines, boats, helicopters, street sweepers, and refuse trucks.

“As a certified ‘Blue Seal’ shop, over 75% of our technicians hold Automotive Service Excellence certifications, and we continuously strive to provide high-quality, efficient and sustainable operations to the City. Recent initiatives include a strong focus on alternative fuel and electrification and a new fuel management system with innovative telematics integration,” said Dan Berlenbach, Fleet Services Bureau Manager. “I am very proud of the consistent effort and teamwork of all Fleet’s staff.”

The Leading Fleets awards, sponsored by Ford and Geotab, were held on June 5, 2018, at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) in San Diego, California.

The City’s Fleet Services Bureau holds a National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Sustainable Fleet accreditation, and recently received the 2018 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo Fleet Award in the category of “In It for the Long Haul,” the Green California Summit Leadership Award in “Sustainable Community,” and placed in Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine’s Top 25 Green Fleets.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Financial Management

The Department of Financial Management oversees the financial and fleet services operations of the City and serves as a financial adviser to the City Manager and City Council. It is the mission of Financial Management to keep the City financially strong. The Financial Management department is organized into seven bureaus: Accounting, Budgeting, Business Services, Commercial Services, Financial Controls, Fleet Services, and Treasury. To learn more about Financial Management, visit: www.longbeach.gov/finance

About Fleet Services Bureau

The Fleet Services Bureau of the City of Long Beach provides a comprehensive fleet management program which fulfills the transportation needs of City departments through vehicle and equipment acquisitions, preventive maintenance, repair, and fueling services with the goal of maintaining safe, reliable, sustainable and cost-effective fleet assets needed to accomplish operational goals. Additionally, the Bureau provides towing and lien sales services, including tow response, roadside assistance, and unclaimed vehicle disposition. Fleet Services takes pride in the use of cleaner, alternatively fueled vehicles, and holds a top-tier accreditation from the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program. The City’s Fleet ranked sixth in the nation in the 2018 Leading Fleets competition.