Photo: Jeff Wilcox/Flickr

Photo: Jeff Wilcox/Flickr

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet while reducing both its costs and carbon footprint, Enterprise announced. Through the partnership, SDCOE expects to save $1.1 million while reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions by 30% over the next 10 years.

Enterprise is helping SDCOE replace its 120-vehicle fleet with new vehicles that offer the latest in safety and crash-avoidance technologies, such as electronic stability control and backup cameras. The county office had been operating a fleet with an average age of well over 10 years. The new vehicles will require less maintenance overall. As a result, the average maintenance cost is expected to be cut by more than 13% of SDCOE’s current average monthly cost per vehicle.

Enterprise has already delivered 20 new vehicles with at least a dozen more vehicles to be delivered this summer. A total of 120 new vehicles will be cycled through the fleet over the next five years.

County staff use the vehicles – a combination of cargo vans and sedans – for travel between schools and other SDCOE facilities. SDCOE also provides a variety of services to the 42 school districts, 124 charter schools, and five community college districts in the county.

Making a Safe, Smart Investment

Enterprise uses local businesses to provide routine service and delivery of the vehicles. Once the vehicles have reached the optimum point in their lifecycle, Enterprise will apply its remarketing expertise to ensure that the county office receives the highest possible resale value for its fleet.

Enterprise Fleet Management operates a network of more than 50 fully staffed offices and manages a fleet of more than 470,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. The business provides full-service fleet management for companies, government agencies and organizations operating medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles, as well as for those seeking an alternative to employee reimbursement programs.

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Originally posted on Auto Rental News

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