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November 17, 2017

Pa. City Approves $7M Maintenance Outsourcing Contract

The City of Allentown, Pa., has approved a three-year, $7 million fleet maintenance contract with its previous provider, choosing it over a proposal by the union to conduct the work in house.

November 10, 2017

Ohio City Adds Trucks to Plow County, State Roads

The City of New Franklin, Ohio, is taking over plowing county and state roads and will purchase two Mack snow plow vehicles and hire two seasonal truck drivers.

November 6, 2017

Texas County to Centralize Fleet, Hire Administrator

Under a new plan, Smith County, Texas, will centralize fleet operations under one administrator who will serve as the point of contact for a third-party provider.

October 26, 2017

Ind. County Reverses Centralized Maintenance Plan

Rather than transferring funds to the commissioners to run the garage, the council opted to direct funding to the Sheriff’s Department.

October 20, 2017

Union Pressure Stalls $7M Fleet Maintenance Contract

Facing conflicting reports on costs and union pressure, the City of Allentown, Pa., council voted to table a $7 million contract for fleet maintenance.

September 13, 2017

Ga. City Report: In-House Maintenance Will Not Cut Costs

A report presented to the City of Augusta, Ga., fleet subcommittee estimated that bringing fleet in house would come out to $4.42 million. The cost to continue outsourcing was estimated at $4.39 million.

September 5, 2017

Ind. County Explores Fleet Consolidation

Lake County, Ind., commissioners say fleet consolidation will save money on fuel, reduce maintenance costs, and help the county move toward a more regular vehicle replacement plan.

August 4, 2017

Colorado Springs, Serco Work to Resolve Fleet Pricing Dispute

After filing a second lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs, Colo., fleet maintenance provider Serco now says it’s working with the city on an amendment to its fleet services contract.

June 27, 2017

Tampa Boosts Productivity by Outsourcing Parts

Since the City of Tampa, Fla., began outsourcing its parts room in January, the fleet has been able to improve technician productivity, improve parts availability, and streamline its procurement processes.

May 23, 2017

S.C. County Opens $1M Fleet Facility

Georgetown County, S.C., has opened a new, $1 million, 12,000 square-foot fleet maintenance building for its contracted fleet staff.

May 12, 2017

N.C. City to Decide on Ending Maintenance Contract

The City of Fayetteville, N.C., has one year to decide if it will terminate its fleet maintenance contract with a utility, which has been performing the city’s maintenance work for at least 12 years.

May 3, 2017

Ill. City Pilots Fire Engine Models and Maintenance Providers

Naperville City Council (Ill.) approved $1.4 million to pilot two fire engine models and two maintenance service plans over the next 10 years to determine which better withstands the test of time.

April 10, 2017

Colorado Springs Sued by Fleet Maintenance Provider

The City of Colorado Springs is facing a lawsuit from its fleet maintenance provider, which says it requires a 22% price increase for 2017 to meet its operating needs.

March 24, 2017

Atlanta Fleet Wins Managed Competition for Parts Room

Employees of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Fleet Services have won a managed competition after coming up with a new strategy to enhance the fleet’s parts management operation.

March 3, 2017

Ga. City Departments Failed to Bring in Vehicles for Maintenance

A study of the City of Augusta, Ga., fleet management operations shows that city departments inconsistently followed service intervals.

February 17, 2017

Garbage Collector to Pay Calif. City $2M Over Contract Violations

Refuse collector North Bay Corporation has agreed to pay the City of Santa Rosa, Calif., $2 million in a settlement over alleged contract violations including use of old garbage trucks.

February 14, 2017

Ariz. Official Urges for Uber Over State Vehicles

An Arizona congressman is proposing the state reduce its fleet by 20% and launch a pilot program where employees would use ride-hailing or rental car services for transportation.

February 1, 2017

Calif. Waste Hauler Sells Off Operations

Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Ratto Group announced it will sell off its refuse operation, North Bay Corp., less than a year after a city audit concluded that the company failed to meet contract requirements.

January 30, 2017

Fla. Sheriff Signs $4M Fleet Management Contract

The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has entered into a multiple-year agreement with Vector Fleet Management for fleet management and maintenance. The contract is valued at $4 million per year.

January 12, 2017

Ga. City Considers In-House Maintenance

The City of Augusta, Ga., may take on maintenance in-house in an effort to cut costs. Currently, the city outsources fleet maintenance but city commissioners want to know if it would be cheaper bringing maintenance in-house.

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