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Choosing Fleet Motor Pool Over Reimbursement

Establishing a motor pool for employee use rather than reimbursing for every trip can result in lower costs, higher utilization, and a more efficient fleet operation. But it has its limitations.

Fla. Sheriff Signs $4M Fleet Management Contract

The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office has entered into a multiple-year agreement with Vector Fleet Management for fleet management and maintenance. The contract is valued at $4 million per year.

Minn. Fleet Facility Catches Fire

Part of the Lake County, Minn., Highway Department shop burned last week after a plow truck parked in a bay caught fire. Some snow plows, heavy equipment, and parts of the facility will need to be replaced.

Police Vehicle Upfitting: In-House or Outsource?

Whether a public agency upfits its new police cars in-house or sends them out depends on a variety of factors. Here’s why agencies choose their methods and some best practices they’ve learned from years of experience.

Fla. County Seeks New Sheriff Fleet Facility

Sarasota County, Fla., plans to build a new maintenance and storage facility for the sheriff's fleet. The project would include 13 vehicle service bays, storage and office space, and a refueling station, and is estimated to cost $20.9 million.

Iowa County Officials Debate Fleet Centralization

Scott County, Iowa, officials debated the county's fleet management plans at a recent board meeting. The debate came up after the county's director of budget and administrative services recommended to purchase a system to balance and align tires.