WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Security Technologies (NSTec), the management and operating contractor for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), has been recognized for having one of the cleanest, most fuel-efficient vehicle fleets in the nation.
Competing with more than 38,000 public fleets, NSTec’s Fleet, Fuel & Equipment Service operation was rated 36th by the 100 Best Fleets in North America organization, which tracks and rates the performance of vehicle fleets throughout the continent.
To be recognized for having a top fleet, a company must demonstrate vision and outstanding operations that other public fleets can emulate, including increased use of renewable energy, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and the use of new technologies such as hybrid vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles and alternative fueled vehicles. Candidates must also demonstrate fleet utilization reductions to comply with President Obama’s order to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
NSTec’s fleet is comprised of 960 vehicles, ranging from sedans to large trucks. More than 40 of them are alternative-fueled or plug-in electric vehicles.
“We are extremely proud of this recognition,” said Raymond J. Juzaitis, president of NSTec. “It’s a great example of how our employees are working to maximize efficiency while protecting the environment.”
NSTec is under contract to NNSA’s Nevada Field Office to manage and operate NNSS.
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; works to reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.