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Va. City Creates Motor Pool, Purchases Nissan Leafs

The City of Roanoke, Va.'s new Vehicle Sharing Program will allow city employees to use Nissan Leafs, cut down on low-use fleet vehicles, and reduce the fleet's carbon footprint.

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How the Pennsylvania Fleet Reduced Its Vehicle Count by 24%

In 2011, a mandated 20% fleet reduction seemed daunting. But more than five years later, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has not only accomplished its goal, it has saved millions — and without sacrificing service.

Utilization Studies Do More Than Right-Size Fleets

Two approaches to utilization studies reveal surprising outcomes beyond cost savings.

Keep the Lines of Communication Open When Reducing Fleet Size

Fleets are conducting utilization studies to determine the right number of vehicles to use. To get buy-in from affected departments, they’re working to get employees and drivers to take ownership of the fleet reduction policy.

Using Data as a Tool: How the Smithsonian's FMIS Helped Streamline Operations

The Smithsonian Institution's fleet department has utilized the data harvested by its fleet management system to reduce fleet size, reduce administrative time, hire more technicians, and improve overall operations.

Maximizing Utilization as a Cost-Containment Strategy

One consequence to reduced (or non-existent) capital purchase budgets is that public sector fleets have had to extend vehicle and equipment lifecycles. Across the country, government fleets have extended lifecycles for all vehicle classes. However, achieving true cost savings involves more than just putting off expenditures in the hope your organization's fiscal situation will improve in the future; it requires eliminating costs.

11 Approaches to Right-Sizing Your Fleet

Traditional methods of determining the most cost-effective fleet size can be inefficient and inaccurate. Several alternative methods can be used individually or in combination.