Cobb's Fleet Director recognized for leading the move to a sustainable future
Al Curtis, Fleet Director, Receives Prestigious MOVE 2023 Fleet Champion Award
November 27, 2023 – Cobb’s Fleet Director is passionate about moving the county to a more sustainable future by transitioning Cobb County’s fleet to electric vehicles. The EVs cut emissions and reduce taxpayers' costs by dramatically decreasing maintenance. Al Curtis’ passion was recognized when he was awarded the prestigious MOVE 2023 Fleet Champion Award at the recent 2023 Annual MOVE Conference. This award honors the top-performing fleet operators and managers who have made significant contributions to the industry.
The organization recognized Curtis for his innovative fleet management practices that have improved customer productivity, quality, and quantity of services. He has led the charge towards emission reduction and electrification adoption, making him a sustainability champion within the industry.
“Cobb Fleet has been a leader in the Southeast in sustainable Fleet practices for over a decade,” said Curtis. “This award signifies our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint as we partner with the County to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. We have embraced electrification as these vehicles are ideal for County operations with ranges up to 320 miles. It is refreshing to see that our efforts are recognized on the international stage.”
In addition to receiving the Fleet Champion Award, Curtis also served as a panelist and guest speaker at the conference. He shared his insights on the latest trends in fleet management and how companies can make the most of their fleet assets.
As Curtis received recognition at the conference, his team was preaching his message at other events. Chris Marques, a Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, spoke at the Southeastern Team Reducing the Impacts of Diesel Emissions (STRIDE) conference in Atlanta about “changing the culture” in fleet operations.
Scott Misico, Cobb Fleet’s Stop Manager, spoke on a panel at the Clean Cities Georgia Transportation Summit about “Current and Future Electric Vehicle Applications.” This event was an opportunity to build public-private partnerships and discuss the successes and benefits of all forms of clean transportation, including biofuels, electricity, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane.
The MOVE 2023 Fleet Champion Award is voted on and selected by a public audience of peers in the industry.