9 Tips for Running a Government Fleet

Learn how to run an efficient city fleet to best serve citizen needs, with tips from the City of Fort Lauderdale’s award-winning fleet management division.

By giving drivers and supervisors visibility into idling time, we have been able to raise awareness about their specific behaviors and improve fuel efficiency across our fleet.

Nancy Gassman
Assistant Public Works Director, Sustainability, City of Fort Lauderdale

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Learn how to streamline your city's fleet services

The City of Fort Lauderdale has a lot to manage: almost 200,000 residents, tourists in the tens of millions, and over 1,700 vehicles across nine city departments. From the police or fire department to sanitation and public works, every vehicle in a city fleet serves community services and public safety. So how does the City of Fort Lauderdale's fleet services department provide citizens with the citywide services they’ve come to expect while remaining cost-effective?

Download this free in-depth guide to learn how your city’s fleet can use Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and fleet management to put citizens’ needs first. You’ll get hands-on tips from the City of Fort Lauderdale, and learn how to:

Implement a preventative fleet maintenance program

Preventative maintenance can help your city's fleet reduce downtime and unplanned maintenance, which will allow your city to reduce costs and improve fleet services. By investing in a preventative maintenance plan, the City of Fort Lauderdale was able to reduce vehicle downtime by 28%, allowing city vehicles to spend more time providing services and less time in the shop.

Improve fuel efficiency

As a fleet manager, it’s no surprise that fuel costs can be a huge burden on your fleet’s budget. That’s why in addition to a better maintenance program, the City of Fort Lauderdale is also focused on reducing their city fleet’s fuel usage in order to achieve their sustainability goals. By monitoring fuel and keeping a close eye on vehicle idling, the City of Fort Lauderdale was able to save an estimated 28,000 gallons of fuel.

Right-size your city's fleet

Without thoughtful resource planning, city fleet services departments can easily find themselves with vehicles that are highly specialized and rarely used or even unsuitable for their changing needs. In order to maximize the efficiency of their city fleet, the City of Fort Lauderdale's fleet services department crafted a right-sizing strategy that optimized for vehicle usage, emissions, and maintenance.

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