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GFX 2012 - Dealing With Budget Cuts and Focusing Fleet Efforts

Kelly Reagan, fleet administrator for the City of Columbus, Ohio, and his group at the round table discussion during GFX talked about how fleets can focus their efforts to be cost-effective service providers. The group also discussed how to deal with budget cuts. Reagan recounts the discussion in this video.

Study Shows Cities’ Finances Continue to Weaken

WASHINGTON - According to a study from the National League of Cities, the nation's cities are cutting personnel and infrastructure projects as the economic downturn continues to take its toll on city finances.

Budgetary Shortfalls Intensify Second-Guessing of Fleet Managers

The budgetary meltdowns in public sector America have caused significant turmoil for fleet operations. Due to these fiscal shortfalls, the level of scrutiny of internal costs is at a level never seen before, even for fleets with reputations for cost-efficiency and high service levels. Fleet managers are constantly second-guessed on the efficacy of their policies and under tremendous pressure to maintain preexisting service levels despite slashed budgets and reduced staffing.

Cars Donated to Help Alexander County

CAIRO, IL - After a recent repossession of nearly all county patrol vehicles, Alexander County is rebuilding its fleet with help from other agencies.

City of Baltimore to Implement Furloughs & Take-Home Cuts

BALTIMORE - Facing a mid-year reduction of $60 million in city revenues, the city's plans to immediately reduce spending include employee layoffs, proposed furloughs for all city employees, and cuts to the city take-home fleet.

Glenn County Fleet Funds May Save Jobs

WILLOWS, CA - To avoid county layoffs, the board is considering dipping into county reserve funds, including $450,000 in its fleet reserve account for general reserve spending.