Santa Rosa, CA – October 14, 2015 – The annual awards program, established in 2008, recognizes the top 50 achieving sustainable fleet programs in North America. It is open to all Federal, State and Local public sector fleets operated by government personnel
or contracted services.
“This award shows that Sonoma County is leading the way in sustainability on a national stage,” commented Board of Supervisors Chair Susan Gorin. “The #1 ranking is the result of the County’s efforts and successes in operating an environmentally friendly fleet of
vehicles and equipment for more than twenty years.”
The County operates one of the largest hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric government fleets in the United States, which has resulted in a fuel consumption reduction of more than 166,625 gallons and a decrease in emissions of more than 1,632 tons while traveling over 10
million miles to date. It has also been an industry leader by integrating advanced alternative fuel technologies into the fleet such as hybrid electric diesel heavy duty trucks that reduced fuel consumption by up to 50%, and installing telematics in vehicles to immediately
identify performance problems and initiate corrective repairs to maintain maximum fuel economy while reducing overall repair costs.
Over the last five years the County has earned 26 international, national, state, regional, and local transportation related awards in the areas of fleet management, environmental and economic leadership, sustainability, emissions reductions, efficiency & renewable energy, as a
leading fleet in the industry and for championing clean air for all residents of Sonoma County.