Fleet Masters

For more than 20 years, AEMP and Construction Equipment have partnered to highlight the 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.

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.

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Mears Broadband Fleet Masters
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Fleet Master Revamp Recovers Lost Costs

May 14, 2024
Learn how a Fleet Master turned around a troubled operation.
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Barriere Masters Machine Data Details

Aug. 18, 2021
Frank Raczon, Senior EditorThe old saying “The devil is in the details” doesn’t deter Barriere Construction’s Ben Tucker, CEM, and Josh Munna, who run the company’s 140-piece ...
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Superior Partners with Dealers for Fleet Management

June 24, 2021
Frank Raczon, Senior EditorSmall-fleet Fleet Masters Award winner Superior Construction is in the midst of one of its largest projects to date, the $300-million “North Split” ...
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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
Usually, the coach that follows a legend who won a number of championships in the position doesn’t fare nearly as well.Remember who took over the Green Bay Packers after Vince...
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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...