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Insourcing Maintenance: How to Start

Insourcing Maintenance: How to Start

Insourcing work — providing work to other public entities — has its benefits, including reducing costs to customers and helping fleet operations with fewer resources. Here’s how to start.

May 13, 2020

Sharing Services, Cutting Costs

Sharing Services, Cutting Costs

The Cumberland County Improvement Authority in New Jersey started a program to share fleet maintenance services with other government entities, leading to reduced costs for each participating entity.

May 10, 2019

What Services Should You Outsource?
Keeping Parts Management In House

Keeping Parts Management In House

Many fleets dread the thought of outsourcing. Here’s how one fleet used this threat as motivation to improve operations and keep their jobs.

October 17, 2018

Is Your Fleet Vulnerable to Being Privatized?
Evaluating Parts Outsourcing by the Numbers

Evaluating Parts Outsourcing by the Numbers

Do fleets that have outsourced their parts management really get the savings they estimated? A few years after their decision to outsource, three fleets share their experiences — and their results.

May 2, 2016

Inside the Labor Rate Debate

Inside the Labor Rate Debate

Is your labor rate close to $50, or is it more than $100 an hour? Take a look at how fleets calculate their labor rates, why the range is so wide, and what to consider when comparing your labor rate.

March 13, 2015

Sharing Fleet Services with a Nearby Agency

Sharing Fleet Services with a Nearby Agency

The City of Kingsland (Ga.) assumed oversight of the Camden County fleet and its fleet employees — and that’s just the first stage of a plan to consolidate fleet services between the two agencies.

March 6, 2015

Saving Money by Taking Back Outsourced Work

Saving Money by Taking Back Outsourced Work

The State of Utah’s Division of Fleet Operations has been able to cut costs by more than 19% by taking back what it once outsourced — maintenance management.

November 17, 2014

Staying Competitive: San Diego Right-Sources Its Fleet

Staying Competitive: San Diego Right-Sources Its Fleet

Right-sourcing, or finding the right balance of in-house maintenance services, outsourced services, and even insourcing, is the best way to stay competitive and cost-effective. Find out how the City of San Diego right-sourced for a cost-effective fleet.

March 1, 2012

In-House or Outsource: State Fleets Take Different Maintenance Paths
Outsourcing the Parts Room: When to Do it and How to Begin

Outsourcing the Parts Room: When to Do it and How to Begin

When parts rooms become more costly and time-consuming than they should be, it may be time to consider outsourcing. When doing so, identify the issues, define objectives, implement a process, and measure results.

November 8, 2011

Parts Operation: In-House or Outsource

Parts Operation: In-House or Outsource

A fleet’s parts inventory is critical to keeping its maintenance and repair process moving forward — and keeping units on the road. Several critical elements to consider are discussed from both the in-house and outsourced perspectives.

May 1, 2011

Top 10 Challenges Facing Public Sector Fleets in CY-2011

Top 10 Challenges Facing Public Sector Fleets in CY-2011

Budget is the No.1 challenge facing government fleets. Everything a fleet does revolves around money — equipment, facilities, staff, vehicles, parts, tools, fuel, etc. Other challenges include extended cycling, resources to maintain aging assets, and staff burn-out.

November 8, 2010

Keeping Government Vehicles Clean

Keeping Government Vehicles Clean

Keeping public sector fleet vehicles clean can be costly. However, strategies are available to help reduce costs and promote individual responsibility.

November 1, 2008

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