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ACT Expo Names the Winners of the 2023 Fleet Awards

May 3, 2023

Source: ACT News

ACT Expo announced the winners of its 2023 ACT Expo Fleet Awards, highlighting innovators that are taking their sustainability journey to the next level.

The ACT Expo Fleet Awards recognize fleets and individuals leading the transition to near-zero and zero-emission transportation. The winners have shown true leadership in sustainable transportation, demonstrating a commitment to improving the air quality in their communities and successfully transitioning to cleaner technologies within their fleet operations. A diverse set of organizations from across North America were honored in multiple award categories.

This year’s ACT Expo Fleet Award winners include:

  • Leading Off-Road Fleet: Sunbelt Rentals | Sunbelt Rentals has made significant commitments to invest and deploy zero-emission off-road construction equipment. In 2022, Sunbelt Rentals made significant investments in their fleet of zero-emission rental products including electric telehandlers, electric skidsteers, electric excavators, solar light towers, energy storage solutions, battery compaction products and more. In addition to being the largest investor in Ford Lightnings, they have also expanded their fleet through the addition of electric class 8 haulers. Sunbelt Rentals’ demonstrated commitment to offering zero-emission equipment has led to their fleet being named the 2023 ACT Expo Leading Off-Road Fleet award winner.
  • Leading School Fleet: Lower Merion School District | Lower Merion School District has run a CNG school bus fleet in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1998. It currently operates 59 RNG school buses, substantially lowering its carbon footprint. The diesel portion of the fleet, a total of 46 buses, has made use of B10 biodiesel. The district also assisted the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, the Delaware Valley Planning Authority, and the federal Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program on how to operate a CNG fleet, one of the many reasons why Lower Merion School District was presented with the 2023 ACT Expo Leading School Fleet award
  • Transit and Mobility Award: Montgomery County, Maryland | Montgomery County, Maryland’s Brookville Bus Depot houses a 150 plus transit bus fleet while maintaining a total fleet of 3,400 vehicles to include preventive maintenance/repair shops, welding shops, a body shop, and parts warehouses. Working with Alphastruxure, via a private / public partnership (P3), the team worked on the development and construction of a 6.5 MW microgrid, enabling the eventual electrification of the entire depot bus fleet. This transit microgrid project will help the County achieve its ambitious net-zero goals by cutting more than 160,000 tons of CO2 over its lifetime. This ambitious project and the fleet’s aggressive emission-reduction goals have made Montgomery County, Maryland this year’s ACT Expo Transit and Mobility award winner.

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