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2015 Fleet Inventory and Age

September 2015, Government Fleet - Feature

by Staff

Fleet professionals were asked how their fleet size had changed in the past year — more respondents reported an increase this year and slightly less reported a decrease; last year, 36% reported an increase, 14% a decrease, and 50% the same. The majority of those with decreased fleet sizes who stated the reason for the decrease said this was due to optimization or right-sizing initiatives. 
Fleet professionals were asked how their fleet size had changed in the past year — more respondents reported an increase this year and slightly less reported a decrease; last year, 36% reported an increase, 14% a decrease, and 50% the same. The majority of those with decreased fleet sizes who stated the reason for the decrease said this was due to optimization or right-sizing initiatives.

This section examines fleet sizes of survey respondents and their fleet changes. More fleets reported increased inventory this year than last year (42% this year versus 36% last year), while fewer respondents reported decreases in inventory (12% this year versus 14% last year). Similar to last year, the main reason reported for increases was due to additional agency responsibilities. However, this year, the majority of those who listed a reason for their fleet decrease said this was due to improved fleet efficiency.

New for this year, Utilimarc provided benchmarking data from its database of its clients detailing vehicle age, mileage, maintenance costs, labor hours, and miles per gallon across 12 vehicle types. Data is derived from 39 of Utilimarc’s municipal benchmarking clients’ (cities, states, and counties) 51,253 assets. Each of the numbers presented are an average over the years 2012-2014.

Also new is information about trends within the federal fleet, including vehicle age, utilization, breakdown of inventory by fuel type, and cost per mile.

View the data in the photo gallery below.

COMMENTS

  1. 1. Ed Pauley [ March 18, 2016 @ 09:23AM ]

    On page 18 of the article "2015 Fleet Inventory and Age", do the numbers shown represent Governmental owned vehicles only? ( ie. Florida 104,545 etc)

  2. 2. Thi Dao [ March 18, 2016 @ 09:59AM ]

    Ed, yes, it represents only government vehicles (excluding federal), as estimated by the Federal Highway Administration.

 

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