– Lynda Dinwiddie, associate VP, Fleet & Travel, Laboratory Corp. of America, was presented Automotive Fleet
’s 23rd annual Fleet Manager of the Year award May 6 in Houston in conjunction with the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) Fleet Management Institute and Law Enforcement Group (FMI-LEG) conference. Sponsored by Automotive Fleet
, Wheels Inc., and the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA), the award honors an experienced and proficient fleet manager who has demonstrated special business acumen in developing and executing key management policies. Recently promoted to associate vice president, Dinwiddie manages a staff of four and a 4,300-vehicle courier fleet with an annual per-vehicle average of more than 50,000 miles. Through cost management she has decreased effective monthly depreciation by $114 annually over the past five years. Under Dinwiddie, LabCorp’s has increased by 20 percent with no out-of-stock purchases. She maximizes resale dollars by generating 40-percent employee sales. She has also lowered depreciation and overall cost per vehicle over the past three years by starting the fall ordering cycle in late June. Dinwiddie also successfully introduced an online fleet safety program and rewrote LabCorp’s automobile policy manual. She has 18 years of fleet experience.