Steven Colliver will rev up his fleet management at Dubbo with a visit to some of the big vehicle suppliers in North America.
The Dubbo City Council staff member has received a grant to participate in an overseas study tour this year.
His proposed itinerary includes the Cummins, Paccar Kenworth and Caterpillar factories in the Unites States in addition to a major congress.
The council commended and congratulated Mr Colliver recently for being chosen to participate in the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) overseas study tour.
The grant provides all travel to and from an Australian capital city to Canada and the United States and all accommodation and meals, with the council responsible for its staff member's travel to and from Sydney.
The fleet management services manager's performance was praised by council technical services director Stewart McLeod in a report this month.
Mr Colliver had played a significant role in advancing fleet management in local government in the past 15 years or more, Mr McLeod said.
"Steven is often called upon by his colleagues in the region to provide advice and guidance in best practice fleet management," Mr McLeod said.
The study tour will be in association with the American Public Works (APWA) Congress to be held in Toronto, Canada in August.
Its focus would be plant and vehicle (fleet) management and would include attendance of the Toronto congress.
It would proceed to four council visits in Canada and the three supplier visits in the United States.
The congress included a major expo of public works plant, vehicles and equipment and fleet management-related papers, Mr McLeod said in the report.
General manager Mark Riley had concurred with Mr Colliver's participation in the "excellent professional development opportunity", Mr McLeod said.