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June 19, 2017

Wash. State Expects BEVs to Reduce Fleet Costs

Do electric vehicles really cost less to own than gasoline and hybrid vehicles? The State of Washington thinks so — it spent nearly $4,000 less for a Chevrolet Bolt EV in comparison to a hybrid sedan.

June 17, 2015

Cincinnati Faces Shutdown Over Budget Dispute

The City of Cincinnati is facing a potential shutdown because Council members can’t come to an agreement about the city’s capital budget. The proposed budget includes a six-year fleet replacement funding plan totaling more than $80 million.

May 21, 2015

NAFA Urges USPS Against Mass Vehicle Purchase

The NAFA Fleet Management Association urged the U.S. Postal Service not to replace 180,000 new vehicles at the same time and implement better fleet management practices at a congressional hearing on May 21.

January 21, 2015

2015 F-150 Rated Lowest Lifecycle Carbon Footprint

The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.

September 15, 2014

Va. City's Police Fleet Upgrade Shortens Lifecycle

The Charlottesville (Va.) City Council is expected to approve 10 new police vehicles and the needed equipment at a Sept. 15 meeting to allow the police department to remain on its three-year fleet replacement cycle.

June 20, 2014

Report: USPS Can't Afford to Replace Aging Fleet

During fiscal year 2012, the USPS spent more than $906 million on maintenance for its fleet of nearly 212,000 vehicles that is one of the largest in the country.

December 4, 2013

Va. Public Works Director Pushes Fleet Replacement Initiative

The public works department of the City of Richmond, Va., has begun a comprehensive fleet study to analyze asset utilization and lifecycle planning for its vehicles.

August 15, 2013

GAO Report Says Federal Agencies Should Adopt Better Fleet Management Policies

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report in July that found that select federal agencies are only partially using fleet management best practices.

April 10, 2012

GM and Toyota Lead Vincentric '2012 Best Fleet Value' in America Awards

BINGHAM FARMS, MI - The brands with the highest number of winners across the different vehicle categories include General Motors, with nine vehicles, and Toyota, with seven vehicles, according to Vincentric.

March 11, 2011

Leveraging Procurement Dollars in a Zero-Growth Budget Environment

Public sector fleet manager creativity is one key to “getting the most bang for the buck” in a time of tightening purse strings and unpredictable fuel prices.

June 30, 2010

Bright Ideas: Replacement

Some bright ideas include a replacement plan based on priority, annual calculations of replacement points, and a cash-only plan.

March 18, 2010

6 Steps to Analyze Street Sweeper Lifecycle Costs

A lifecycle cost analysis will help fleet managers present a solid case for sweeper purchases. The task includes gathering the right data, researching the equipment application, and consulting the experts.

February 5, 2010

Tahoe Police Model Found to Have Lowest Lifecycle Cost

DETROIT - The Chevrolet Tahoe Police 2WD vehicle was found to have the lowest lifecycle cost in the law enforcement market, according to a lifecycle cost analysis by Vincentric.

November 11, 2009

San Patricio County Orders 11 Sheriff's Vehicles

SINTON, TX - San Patricio County will spend about $253,000 on 10 patrol cars and a truck for its Sheriff's Department fleet.

March 4, 2009

How to Calculate Construction Equipment Lifecycle Costs

The process involves five steps. Three municipal fleet case studies examine lifecycle costing measures for construction equipment to budget, purchase, and bill customers more effectively.

July 1, 2008

Lifecycle Costing VS. Low Bid For Equipment Acquisition

Improved quality and savings make lifecycle costing — a modeling technique that considers all fixed and operating expenses of a vehicle or fleet function from acquisition to disposal — worth the effort for public sector fleets.

January 1, 2008

How Will Future Residual Values Impact Hybrid

While hybrids can reduce fleet fuel expense, the two other major fleet expenses — maintenance/repair and depreciation — must also be considered to determine if hybrids are the answer to reducing overall fleet costs.

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