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FLEET MANAGEMENT
With his expertise and under his leadership, the City of
Columbus Division of Fleet has won several awards over
the years, including Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 50 Green
Fleets from 2013-2016; and the "Clean Fuels Champion"
statewide award by Clean Fuels Ohio in 2008 and 2011.
Most recently, the City of Columbus was named the No. 1
Fleet among the 2016 Leading Fleets and Government Fleet
Magazine named Reagan himself the 2016 Public Sector
Fleet Manager of the Year. Reagan was also inducted into
the Public Fleet Managers Hall of Fame in 2015 by Government Fleet Magazine.
"Our fleet management division obtained Automotive
Service Excellence [ASE] Blue Seal for the ninth year in a
row in 2016, again making Columbus the largest city in the
nation to receive ASE Blue Seal certification," Reagan says.
"In addition, we were awarded the No. 1 Greenest Fleet in
North America by Government Fleet in 2011 and are now
considered an "elite" fleet."
Reagan says the numerous awards can be attributed not
only to the fleet division's hard work and dedication, but

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also to the support of its administration, elected officials
and mayor's office.
"It also speaks to our director of finance, whom fleet
reports to, who is very supportive of our initiatives and responsive to our needs," Reagan says. "The result is that the
division of fleet has become a policy-driven agency. We're
much more centralized than other public sector fleets. We
are truly Fleet Management, with the authority granted to
us by our mayor's executive order 2013-01, which gives us
broad reaching responsibility over all fleet from the point
of acquisition to the point of disposition."
Max Effort
The City of Columbus Division of Fleet Management is a
national frontrunner in the fleet industry that strives to
lead by example. This is what sets it apart from its peers,
Reagan says. "We are a leader in compressed natural gas
(CNG) and are a model for other cities," he says. "Currently,
we have two CNG stations in operation with another two
being planned. Internal customers pay $1.70/gge while
public vehicles using the station pay $1.99/gge. The use of
CNG has saved the city almost $850,000 in fuel costs over
diesel since 2013.
"Columbus has also assisted several other entities
and communities in developing a CNG program, such as
Tucson, Ariz.; Hamilton, Ohio; Ohio State University and
the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio," Reagan adds.
"When we embark on projects affecting the community,
such as building a CNG fueling station, we gather community input first."
In addition, the fleet division also saves Columbus money with an anti-idle program for police vehicles. Implemented in 2014, the program has since been expanded from
94 to more than 250 police cruisers. The savings exceed
$250,000 in direct fuel costs and operation.
"When Ford eliminated the Crown Victoria and police
began advocating for SUVs, fleet responded with a compromise," Reagan explains. "Fleet has been a strong opponent
to SUVs due to their lack of fuel efficiency. However, with a
lack of suitable replacements for the Crown Vic, the Ford
Interceptor became our best option - with a condition.
"Fleet worked with police to find a solution in the form of
an anti-idling device known as GRIP," he continues. "The
system automatically turns off the engine once idling exceeds a certain amount of time, but does not affect auxiliary
equipment such as radios or computers. Working together, this became a perfect solution. Our life-to-date idle
reduction has been over 30 percent, or 129,215 hours on all


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