SPRINGFIELD, IL - The City of Springfield appointed its first fleet director, Mike Palazzolo, currently superintendent of auto maintenance, according to the State Journal-Register. Palazzolo will start Sept. 17 and will oversee fleet consolidation, according to the newspaper.

CST Fleet Services conducted a fleet study earlier this year recommending the City form a Fleet Management Division to centralize City asset management to eliminate redundant services in multiple departments. CST estimates these and other changes would save 7% in operational costs and produce a net return of more than $5.1 million over a period of six years.

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