Fuel Management

Cape Coral Take-Home Cars Under Review

September 17, 2009

CAPE CORAL, FL - In efforts to cut spending, Cape Coral City Council members may eliminate the city's take-home car program for non-sworn employees, according to The News-Press.

The Press reported a total of 24 non-sworn employees, mostly in the police and public works departments, drive city vehicles home from work. An audit of the city's 845 vehicles earlier this year found vehicle usage to be "inadequate" and "in need of revision," with personal usage of vehicles not well-documented.

Instead of driving the cars home, Councilman Bill Deile suggested most non-sworn personnel check them out from the city's main fleet or receive reimbursement if they drive personal cars to work.

However, city officials maintain there will be minimal - if any - cost savings since employees would still receive mileage reimbursement for driving their own personal cars to pick up city vehicles. In addition, the City would still spend on fuel for those vehicles.

 

Comment On This Story

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

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Recent Topics

Has anyone recently hired an outside consultant to come in and evaluate policies, procedures, staffing and look for efficiencies?

View Topic

Is a bachelor's degree truly necessary in order to become a fleet manager, or does achieving certification as a CAFM or equivalent carry...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1134 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

An application’s ability to retain its speed and functionality even when significantly more load is placed on it, such as more vehicles, more users, more requests, etc.

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