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April 2, 2018

Q. I’m under pressure to improve vehicle utilization. Do you have any tips how I can do that?

A. It’s imperative that you use the right metrics when evaluating fleet utilization—such as, miles traveled or hours of use per year for each unit, identifying what qualifies as...

January 11, 2018

Low-Budget Greening for Fleets and Maintenance Facilities

From becoming a more environmentally friendly shop to increasing utilization and right-sizing vehicles, fleets can take a number of steps for a cleaner fleet and operation.

November 15, 2017

Audit: 53% of W.Va. Vehicles Still Do Not Meet Utilization Minimum

Over the past year, the West Virginia Legislative Auditor has conducted a series of investigations into the state fleet. However, fleet data has shown little change in the months since.

July 31, 2017

Rethinking Utilization: Using the Energy in Parked EVs

Think the return on investment for electric vehicles (EVs) is too long? Vehicle-to-grid technology allows EVs to earn money while parked by utilizing their large batteries to provide energy storage services for buildings, utilities, and the grid. This extra money can reduce the total cost of ownership of EVs.

June 9, 2017

Audit: 42% of W.Va. Vehicles Did Not Meet Minimum Mileage

The Fleet Management Office only had odometer data collected through its fuel vendor, and not all agencies are required to utilize the fuel contract, so it only had data for approximately 50% of state vehicles.

May 10, 2017

Tampa Explains Underutilized Vehicles Found in Audit

The City of Tampa, Fla., responded to a local news station’s question about why 27% of its 2,500 vehicles are underutilized. City staffers said only a small portion of these were legitimately underutilized.

April 24, 2017

Ohio Fleets Partner to Analyze Fuel Use

Five Ohio agencies will participate in a study conducted by Clean Fuels Ohio to analyze its existing vehicles and utilization rates, as well as available fuels and what they cost.

March 1, 2017

Audit Prompts Ohio Sewer District to Reduce Fleet

A state audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) resulted in a fleet reduction of 23 vehicles and creation of a motor pool.

February 17, 2017

Conn. City Halves Motor Pool Fleet

The City of Stamford, Conn., has reduced its motor pool fleet from 60 to 29 vehicles by automating motor pool management and having better control of utilization.

February 9, 2017

Audit: W.Va. Has High Utilization Minimum

A utilization audit of the State of West Virginia fleet found that it has the highest minimum mile requirement of the 10 states reviewed. The state’s minimum utilization is set at 1,100 miles per month.

January 27, 2017

Vassar College Increases Motor Pool Use by 30% Through Automation

Vassar College in New York is now able to bill for nearly 30% more vehicle usage since implementing the FleetCommander fleet management solution four months ago, according to Agile Fleet, creator of FleetCommander.

December 6, 2016

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

When it’s all said and done, there usually is a right answer for a particular fleet and the best person to make that decision is a well-educated fleet manager.

November 23, 2016

More Opportunities Than Challenges at Tampa

The City of Tampa, Fla., fleet has hit its stride, with a staff consisting of a dream team, support from department heads, and an interim fleet manager keen on networking with neighboring fleets.

July 11, 2016

Audit Analyzes Wash. City's Utilization Patterns

A self-commissioned audit of the fleet operations of the city of Mercer Island, Wash., found that dump trucks were underutilized and police vehicles should be used for 10 years for non-patrol vehicles and four for patrol vehicles.

July 4, 2016

Denver Airport Expands Telematics

Denver International Airport is expanding its use of telematics this year in an initiative that would double the number of units equipped with the technology.

April 20, 2016

Calif. County Contracts with Zipcar for Motor Pool

Contra Costa County Calif., Fleet Services, has entered into an agreement to use Local Motion by Zipcar for its motor pool fleet. Zipcar announced the new car sharing product last week.

March 22, 2016

N.C. Governor Reduces Fleet Costs By Shifting to Smaller Vehicles

North Carolina expects to save $2.3 million from its recent order of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles as part of an effort by Gov. Pat McCrory to reduce waste in government.

February 10, 2016

GAO Flags Underused Fed Vehicles

Five federal agencies spent may have $8.7 million leasing underutilized vehicles from the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA), according to a recent audit by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

February 5, 2016

Atlantic City Bans Council Cars

City Council members in Atlantic City, N.J., will no longer have access to three vehicles that had become a source of controversy in the city as a costly legislator perk.

January 20, 2016

Ga. County to Hire First Fleet Manager

Floyd County (Ga.) is hiring its first fleet manager for a growing fleet to determine what kind of vehicles the county needs and when the vehicles need to be replaced.

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