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Harvey & Irma: The Fleet Impact

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the U.S. in late August and early September, wreaking havoc in Texas and Florida. Here’s the fleet impact from public agencies caught in the hurricanes’ paths.

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.

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.

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.

Too Many Decision Makers

Officials who rotate in and out of their posts, with little knowledge about fleet but making changes to the department, can make poor decisions.

Tampa Shifts Staffing to Reduce Overtime Costs

A staff shortage that resulted in rising overtime costs has led the City of Tampa's fleet management division to adjust the way it handles repair work, the city's interim fleet manager told Government Fleet.

Tampa Fleet Hosts Propane Fuel Event

On Feb. 4, the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC) held Tampa Bay’s first ever propane fuel event. It was hosted by the City of Tampa fleet maintenance facility.

Audit Questions Tampa Mayor's Use of SUV

A federal audit has questioned the City of Tampa's decision to purchase an armored police vehicle as well as the mayor's use of a sport-utility vehicle purchased with federal funds.