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The 100 Best Fleets and the
Green Fleet Award support
The Clean Cities Program

Clean Cities advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.

We encourage fleet managers and other decision makers to contact their local Clean Cities coalition. Clean Cities coordinators can help fleet managers choose the petroleum reduction solution that meets their needs, whether they are environmental, social, or financial goals.

In addition to giving Fleet Managers solutions to rising costs we were able to celebrate our saving fleets over $360,000 in their training costs. Thanks to our partner and especially Doug Bond of Alameda County.

In October 2009, the U.S. DOE Clean Cities Program held its annual Retreat in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  More than 80 regional coordinators, DOE staff and industry partners -- including Tom C. Johnson of The 100 Best Fleets/Green Fleet Award in the orange hat at the left in the picture -- discussed regional and national actions and opportunities for growing petroleum use reductions in fleets through the use of alternative fuels and smarter transportation fuel practices like anti-idling and the continued adoption of purchasing vehicles with improved fuel economy. Collaborating through partnerships like the Clean Cities coalitions push, America can be a different place in terms of oil dependence and air quality in the not-so-distant future.

Comments from Clean Cities administrators:

Proactively choose to work with Tom on a workshop, or be prepared to receive a call from him on collaborating on one. His workshops are great because they aren’t just about going green in their fleet, it’s about smart money and operations in their fleet, too, but quite a bit of that ties into doing the right [thing] environmentally. Myself (the latest workshop collaborator), Stacy Neef, Sam Spofforth and Kellie Walsh have all worked with Tom before.

Steve Riley is the fleet manager for the City of Atlanta and he presented at our workshop in Knoxville (and hit a home run; the fleet managers were glued to the screen). Additionally, Steve is helping Tom essentially run the award and award process.

Jonathan Overly; Executive Director East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition;
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

I have worked with Tom for a few years now. His professional contacts are the best...and so many of his speakers are NOT familiar with  what we do or the AFV markets...working with Tom  enables  you to  touch on a new group of  professionals and fleet managers. He makes it pretty easy because he develops the basic agenda with his speakers.   

Stacy Neef, Coordinator, Central Texas, Clean Cities

Tom C. Johnson in front of the sign-in at a recent Clean Cities/100 Best Fleets seminar.

I first spoke at one of Tom's events three years ago he is great to work with and is a big fan of Clean Cities. His endorsement of Clean Cities and my coalition has opened fleet doors for me that would have taken much longer for me to get appointment with if I were cold calling. My recently elected board president is a previous winner of his 100 best fleets award and he never misses one of Tom's events. Great partnership opportunity for all of us.

Kellie Walsh, Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance

I also worked with Tom almost 6 years ago, he's is a quality person who thoroughly supports cities in developing fleet conversion strategies that increase the bottom line and reduce emissions. :)

JoAnn Armenta, Southern California Clean Cities

I agree with Kellie - I too have spoken at one of his events and he certainly promotes clean cities.

Greg Newhouse, Clean Cities Coordinator, San Diego Region

Driver's Alert was a sponsor of the Clean Cities program in Durham on November 20th...It was a very successful meeting and my stakeholders (and myself) were extremely satisfied with the results.

Kathy Boyer; Triangle Clean Cities Coordinator; Research Triangle Park, NC

Left to Right: Dr. Andy Rezin, Chair, Automotive and Applied Technologies, Columbus State Community College and Chairman of Clean Fuels Ohio Board of Directors; Ben Bandy, Energy and Environment Division Administrator, Ohio Department of Transportation; Sam Spofforth, Executive Director, Clean Fuels Ohio. Pictured at Ohio Forward Leadership Summit held by Clean Fuels Ohio on November 18th...presenting the Green Fleet Awards for Ohio.

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