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Register for the Popular Small Cities/Rural Communities (SC/RC) Perspective on Fleet Management

September 8, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Managing a public fleet in a small city/rural community must be a proactive endeavor. Fleet leaders must manage fleet assets, face staffing challenges, and utilize new technology. Join this panel discussion to learn more about how fleets are managed in small cities and rural communities.

Free for members and non-members.

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Take the Principles of Equipment and Fleet Management eCourse

This program is designed for individuals who are interested in exploring equipment and fleet management, as it applies for those entering the public works industry and those who want to further their professional development. This program is worth .1 CEUs (1PDH).

This course provides essential aspects of operating and maintaining a municipal fleet and dives into best practices and emerging trends relating to equipment and fleet management. Although this session is primarily focused on fleet management, the same concepts apply to equipment management as well. It provides real-world examples, as well as a discussion guide to keep the conversation going with your peers after the conclusion of the session.

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Access Fleet Resources

APWA’s NEW Resource Center will highlight the following resources September 1–30, 2021, FREE to members and non-members:

  1. Electric Vehicles Roadmap
  2. PWX@Home Spotlight on Fleet: Why Smarter Cities Start with Smarter Fleets
  3. PWX@Home Spotlight on Fleet: Deploying an AVL Solution Across a Large Fleet: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  4. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Making it work for your Agency
  5. Creating a State of Art Public Works Garage Facility
  6. Measuring Your Fleet, APWA's Top 10 Performance Measures

Learn How to Use the APWA Equipment Code



APWA Equipment Code
This publication addresses the need for a common classification system, which allows public and private agencies to identify the significant characteristics of their motor vehicles and equipment fleets.

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Read the Newly Released Planned Fleet Replacement

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Engage with Fleet Experts

Join the Fleet Management Knowledge Team to contribute to the development of education resources and network with your colleagues on a national level.

For more information, email Matt Harper at mharper@apwa.net.


Advance Your Career in Public Fleet Management

Advance your career in fleet management through publications, training, certificates and certification programs.

CPFP Certification Publication Resources Bundle
The APWA recommends this collection of resources to help with preparation for CPFP examination.


Public Fleet Management Certificate Live Online Program
September 14, 16, 21, and 23
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT

The certificate program will be held over two weeks, two days each week, for two hours.

This program is designed for fleet managers, including new fleet managers or those who aspire to become fleet managers. The program will provide an overview of the many skills and areas of knowledge fleet managers need to be successful, including organization structures, communication, procurement, purchasing, finance, and fleet operations.

Learn straight from those professionals who developed the program. The format blends the best of live face-to-face with the convenience of online learning. Live sessions will be recorded, and participants can either go back and revisit the material at a later date or catch up on a session they missed.

This course is approximately eight hours in duration and is eligible for .8 CEUs or 8 hours of CPFP recertification credit upon completion.

Limited space is available.

Registration is $150 for members; $225 for non-members.

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Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP)
This certification is for the seasoned, career government public fleet manager, and for those with experience in the field who are interested in a credential that will promote a career in public fleet management.


Commit to Excellence with APWA Accreditation

Self-assessment is a valuable tool for determining how an agency's policies, procedures, and processes compare to recommended practices identified by nationally recognized experts in the field of public works. Accreditation through self-assessment provides opportunities for continuous improvement for your overall operations, ultimately leading to better quality of life for your community. The following fleet departments have achieved accreditation:

  • Charleston County, CT
  • Hillsborough County, FL
  • San Luis Obispo County, CA
  • City of St. Petersburg, FL

 Learn more about APWA Accreditation

PW Self-Assessment Checklist: Equipment and Fleet Management

19.1 Technician Qualifications
19.2 Authority for Repair and Maintenance
19.3 Operator Inspection
19.4 Preventive Maintenance Program
19.5 Preventive Maintenance and Repair Prioritization
19.6 Storage Tanks
19.7 Emergency Repairs
19.8 Replacement Policy
19.9 Replacement Analysis
19.10 Equipment Utilization
19.11 Equipment Specifications/Bid Processing
19.12 Equipment Manufacturer Warranty
19.13 Parts Warranty Tracking
19.14 Fuels and Liquids Inventory
19.15 Parts Inventory
19.16 Parts and Materials Disposal
19.17 Vehicle and Equipment Disposal
19.18 Equipment Identification
19.19 Safety and Condition Inspection and Records
19.20 Equipment Monitoring
19.21 Defect Reports

Practices are taken from APWA’s Public Works Management Practices Manual, 10th edition. For access to the full practice statements and descriptions, you may purchase the manual here.

For more information, email accreditation@apwa.net.