SALT LAKE CITY – NAFA presented its Larry Goill Award for Quality Fleet Management Ideas at the recent NAFA Institute & Expo in Salt Lake City.
David Bragg, fleet operations superintendent for Fayetteville, Ark., received the Goill Award for implementing the first biodiesel dispenser in the United States capable of blending ratios at the dispenser. This new idea has saved Fayetteville — the third largest city in the state — thousands of dollars when compared to the expenditure of gasoline or hauling fuel to another site.
In June 2007, the new fuel facility was opened and began pumping a B-20 blend into all diesel powered equipment. Bragg and his crew replaced 70,000 gallons of petroleum fuel annually with B-20 and have been saving 2.5 cents per gallon. A new, more competitive gasoline and diesel contract saves three cents per gallon over the previous contract for total savings of $13,500 annually.
John E. Alley, CAFM and deputy director, fleet services division for the City of San Diego, was also honored with a Goill Award for combining all the city's fleet services (including municipal, police, and fire departments) into a single organization. The consolidation into the Fleet Services Division was activated on Jul. 1, 2007.
The new system combined the three fleet organizations under the direct leadership and control of the deputy director for Fleet Services in the General Services Department, and the City saved more than $3.5 million in their first year.