Christopher Lyon started his career with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, where he was ultimately responsible for all vehicle and equipment purchasing for the district’s diverse fleet. He promoted the alternative fuel movement through active involvement with the Chicago Area Clean Cities and the Illinois Partners for Clean Air. He led the NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Curriculum Committee from 2013–2015. Since July 2015, he has served as director of fleet relations for NTEA, working as the liaison between distributors/manufacturers and end-user fleets and staying abreast of current issues impacting the fleet community. In 2016, he was elected to serve on the executive board of the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.
One of the biggest challenges facing fleet managers is how to specify work trucks that will help their operations increase output and productivity in spite of declining budgets and reduced resources.