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Cost-Cutting

Iowa City Repurposes Old Trucks

The City of Muscatine, Iowa, repurposed two old trucks to build a new dump truck. The completed vehicle was inspected by the Iowa Department Transportation and approved for over-the-road use.

W.Va. Agencies Cut Fleet Vehicles

Following W.Va. Governor Jim Justice's lead, several state agencies have announced cuts to their fleets in an effort to reduce spending and streamline operations.

FDNY Mechanic Saves Dept. $750K Annually

Jomar Pichardo, a mechanic who helped save about $750,000 by rebuilding and restoring costly ambulance components, was among the honorees at the annual FDNY Administrative Medals and Awards Ceremony.

Cost vs. Quality

While reducing costs is ideal, how much can you cut in costs before it affects quality?

Equipment Pools Aid Cost-Cutting and Utilization

Increasingly, Intra- and Interagency government jurisdictions are collaborating to share pooled equipment and vehicles. The practice not only helps procure expensive specialty equipment, but also helps right-size fleets.

Everything Fleet Does Revolves Around Money: The Problem is the Lack of It

Every function of a fleet operation is centered on money: acquisition of vehicles/equipment, fuel, maintenance, facilities, salaries, parts inventory, shop supplies, tools, etc. As we all know, the No. 1 problem today (and for the foreseeable future) is the lack of money due to depressed sales and property tax revenues. In an era of belt tightening, there are a number of unintended consequences of efforts to stem budgetary shortfalls.