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Is Your Fleet Vulnerable to Being Privatized?

Fleets at the greatest risk of privatization are those that haven’t given it much thought, thinking it won’t happen to them.

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Calif. City Relaunches Fire Dept., Builds Fleet

The City of Victorville, Calif., has purchased five command vehicles for its newly relaunched Fire Department and plans to expand its fleet even further.

Texas City May Outsource Utility Due to High Fleet Costs

Bringing its fleet of electric utility trucks up to the necessary safety standards would cost an estimated $700,000. The City of Gonzales (Texas) will determine whether it is more affordable to outsource all utility operations.

Ill. City Pilots Outsourced Street Sweeping Program

The City of Des Plaines, Ill., will advertise bids for an outsourced street sweeping services pilot in an effort to save money.

Chicago Car Wash Vendor Charged with $1M Theft from City

A City of Chicago car wash vendor has been charged with theft of $931,900 from the city through a contract pass-through scheme, falsely claiming it was working with a minority business enterprise.

Texas County Expects Savings with In-House Emissions Testing

The City of El Paso, Texas, fleet expects to save money after purchasing a machine to run vehicle emissions testing in-house, a job that was previously outsourced.

Utah Fleet to Save $775,000 By Leasing Admin Vehicles

Through a leasing agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management, the Tooele County School District in Utah expects to save $775,000 over the next 10 years.

New York City Doubles Car Sharing Use

New York City fleet drivers increased their use of car sharing significantly in 2017, increasing average car share use by 98%. The city also increased its motor pool fleet by 8%.

Newark Brings Street Sweeping In House

After an unsatisfactory experience with a vendor, the City of Newark, N.J., has decided to bring street sweeping services in house, and has purchased eight new sweepers.

Fla. Sheriff Contracts with New Maintenance Provider

The Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department has entered into a five-year, $5 million fleet maintenance and management contract with Vector Fleet Management for its 2,800 vehicles.