The State of California has been named a “Top 20 Government Green Fleet” operator during the annual Green Fleet Conference held in Arizona earlier this month.

The state’s fleet was named 12th ‘greenest’ out of 100 public sector fleets in the nation, up from 16th in last year’s national awards competition.

The award, which is open to all federal, state, and local governments, is judged based on seven categories: fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs.

The award nomination, submitted on behalf of the state by the Department of General Services, highlighted California’s commitment to Governor Brown’s fleet reduction Executive Order (B-2-11) and Zero Emission Vehicle Executive Order (B-16-12), as well as DGS’ continued development of sustainable fleet policies that emphasize the purchase of more fuel-efficient vehicles and the reduction of petroleum usage, where feasible.

Read more on the Government Fleet website.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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