Fleet Masters

For nearly 20 years, AEMP and magazine have partnered to highlight the very best in heavy equipment fleet management through the Fleet Masters award program.

The men and women working for these exemplary companies stand as an example of all of the hard work and dedication it takes to be called a Fleet Master.

Technology and innovation are driving this industry forward, but it takes insight and experience from these industry professionals within some of the most successful construction companies in the world to manage this progress for the betterment of business operations.

Through the Strategic Alliance Partnership Media program with AEMP, magazine gives readers a glimpse into the hard work it takes to be a Fleet Master, as well as highlighting a few nuggets of detail from these fleet-management teams meant to help you take your fleet to the next level.

AEMP and look forward to many more years of honoring deserving fleets with the Fleet Masters award.

This recognition is presented to outstanding equipment professionals who excel in meeting the unique challenges inherent in cost-effective, efficient, and effective management of mixed fleets. Two categories of Fleet Master are based on estimated fleet replacement value (ERV): less than $100 million ERV and more than $100 million ERV. The competition is open to the entire industry; membership in AEMP is not a requirement.

This wheeled excavator runs on diesel, like much of Manatee County's equipment. Before the county goes to electric yellow iron, its fleet manager says he needs to see more options from manufacturers.

Equipment manager describes his path to EVs

Sept. 8, 2023
Matt Case talks electric equipment and pickup trucks at Manatee County
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Fleet Expert's Best Practices for Maintenance Shops

March 18, 2021
Kevin Schlangen, CEM, CPFP, CAFM, fleet manager for Dakota County (Minnesota) Fleet Management, is proud of his shop, which services everything from yellow iron and pickup trucks...
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Manatee Co. Streamlines Lifecycle Management

July 21, 2020
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Kwest Transformed Equipment Department

June 26, 2020
“It’s all to make us better,” says Chad McKee, CEM, equipment operations manager for Kwest Group, small-fleet (Construction Equipment and AEMP Fleet Masters Award, as he talks...
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Construction Equipment, AEMP Present Fleet Masters Awards

March 30, 2020
Construction Equipment and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) presented the annual Fleet Master Awards on March 10, during Conexpo in Las Vegas.
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Fleet Masters Nominations Now Open

Nov. 8, 2019
Construction Equipment and AEMP have opened nominations for the 2020 Fleet Masters Awards.