The 100 Best
Fleets™ and the
Government Green Fleet
The Clean Cities Program
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.
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/Government 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.
A letter from Dennis Smith, National Clean
Cities Director and Linda Bluestein, National Clean Cities
Comments from Clean Cities administrators:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Armenta, Southern California Clean Cities
I agree with Kellie - I too
have spoken at one of his events and he certainly promotes clean
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.
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
Government Green Fleet Awards for Ohio.