PRESS RELEASE

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

6/21/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:062117B
Subject:
Long Beach Fleet Ranks Top Ten in the Nation
Contact:
Dan Berlenbach, Fleet Services Bureau Manager
Department of Financial Management
562.570.5401
Dan.Berlenbach@longbeach.gov




The City of Long Beach ranks top 10 out of thousands of fleet operations in the nation in the Government Fleet magazine and American Public Works Association (APWA) 2017 Leading Fleets competition. The honor recognizes the department’s high level of performance, leadership, competitiveness, and efficiency. This year’s ranking marks a two slot jump from 12th place in 2016.

"We are proud of the Fleet Services team who've earned this recognition through their consistent hard work and innovative spirit,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “An efficient fleet enables City departments to provide the services our residents depend on, while minimizing cost and impact to the environment. This is a well-deserved award.”

The City’s Fleet Services Bureau is a division of the Financial Management Department, and is responsible for maintaining the City’s varied vehicles, including: police cars, fire engines, boats, helicopters, and refuse trucks.

“As a certified ‘Blue Seal’ shop, Fleet Services has consistently worked to provide high-quality, cost effective, and sustainably focused operations to the City, including recent enhancements to the fuel management system, opening a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, and a paperless maintenance tracking system,” said Dan Berlenbach, Fleet Services Bureau Manager. “I am very proud of the efforts of all of the men and women who serve in our Fleet Services Bureau.”

The Leading Fleets competition, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, recognizes government fleet operations throughout North America that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges.

The Bureau was recognized for its high performance at the annual Government Fleet Expo and Conference (GFX) on June 13; and was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 Heavy Duty Green Fleets in the U.S. for its implementation of alternative fuel vehicles and renewable fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas and Renewable Diesel, both leading to reduction of harmful air pollutants.

About Fleet Services Bureau
The purpose of the Fleet Services Bureau is to provide vehicle and equipment acquisitions, preventive maintenance, repair and fueling services to City departments so they can have safe, reliable, cost effective equipment and vehicles to accomplish their operational goals and purpose. The Towing Operations and Lien Sales Division is responsible for providing tow response, roadside assistance, and unclaimed vehicle disposition.

About Department of Financial Management
The Department of Financial Management administers the financial operations of the City and serves as a financial adviser to the City Manager and City Council. It is the responsibility of Financial Management to help keep the City financially strong. The Financial Management department is organized into seven bureaus: Budgeting, Accounting, Business Services, Commercial Services, Fleet Services, Financial Controls and Treasury.

To learn more about Financial Management, visit: www.longbeach.gov/finance.