Fuel Management

Erie County Criticized for $500K Spent on New Vehicles

August 20, 2009

BUFFALO, NY - The Erie County Water Authority is spending $500,000 this year to replace aging work vehicles and provide a few employees new take-home vehicles, according to the Buffalo News.   

Among those who have received new vehicles include the agency's executive director, distribution and senior distribution engineers, and several other high-paid employees, reported Buffalo News.

The Water Authority provides the fuel, maintenance, and insurance on the vehicles it gives to employees. Employees pay income tax on the personal benefit, Buffalo News reported.

The authority, which no longer gives vehicles to its three governing commissioners, says the personnel given take-home vehicles are expected to respond to emergencies and some of their vehicles carry special communications equipment. Rank-and-file employees, now locked in contract negotiations with the authority, say they often respond during emergencies, but don't get employer-provided vehicles, reported Buffalo News.

 

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you about fleetDOCs, our library of fleet-related documents. Users can upload any relevant fleet...

View Topic

Do you insure your technicians personal tools? Do you have any policies in regards to technicians keeping a personal inventory of their...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1045 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Arrangements whereby the fleet management company charges expenses for maintenance, tires, or other defined services based on actual experience and only when the costs are incurred.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.
 

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices