Legislative

California Eliminates 7,112 Vehicles From State Fleet

August 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA – California’s State agencies have eliminated 7,112 vehicles from their respective fleets as part of an effort to eliminate underutilized vehicles, according to the California Department of General Services (DGS). Out of that total, the reduction effort has so far eliminated 4,204 passenger cars and light-duty trucks, which DGS expects to save the State more than $12.6 million annually in fuel, insurance, and depreciation costs.

California’s Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order, B-2-11, in January of 2011 to reduce the size of the passenger vehicle fleet operated by the State by half, if not more.

In addition to eliminating vehicles, the executive order also required departments to eliminate permits that allow State employees to commute to and from work in a State vehicle. According to DGS, the cuts rescinded 3,246 vehicle home storage permits, which is a 45% reduction from the number of permits State departments had issued in January 2011. This number is also 1,000 more permits than the executive order originally required.

The following 10 departments eliminated the largest number of vehicles:

State AgencyNumber of Vehicles

Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

2,263

California Department of Transportation

1,322

California State Parks

586

California Department of Fish & Game

494

California Highway Patrol

457

Department of Developmental Services

312

CAL FIRE

240

California Department of General Services

241

California Department of Water Resources

218

Prison Industry Authority

105

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