Underutilized Fleet: A Common Government Issue

Spending millions of dollars each year maintaining and replacing its fleet of 2,500+ vehicles, the City of Tampa found itself in the heart of an unpleasant city audit. What did the audit find?

  • 27% of the of its motor vehicles were underutilized
  • 160 trucks and cars made the list
  • Nearly 100 vehicles didn’t move at all in the past 12 months

“Seems like a colossal waste of money. Our taxes should be used for better things than cars that just sit somewhere and don’t get any miles on them.”   – Joe Redner, local business owner.

How did the city respond?  They did the following:

  • 15 vehicles were transferred to other departments
  • 104 cars and trucks were sold at auction
  • 33 are still being assessed by the city

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Source:
https://www.government-fleet.com/news/story/2017/05/tampa-explains-underutilized-vehicles-found-in-audit.aspx

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