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Review of State Vehicle Fleet Purchasing, Report No. 96-84, May 1997
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  • Many state agencies operate old and high­mileage vehicles that are unreliable and have high maintenance costs. More than 40% of the state's passenger vehicles are overdue for replacement. However, replacing these vehicles has been limited by state budget constraints.
  • Cash purchase is the most economical way to buy vehicles, but is not always feasible in tight budget years. Third-party financing can provide needed funds but would increase costs.
  • Establishing a centralized motor pool for state-owned passenger vehicles supported by a revolving fund would be a long-term solution to this problem. This option could cut maintenance costs, allow better vehicle utilization, and provide more stable funding for vehicle replacement.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Purchasing Oversight
Motor Vehicle and Watercraft Management

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 11-16 Centralizing Vehicle Fleet Operations and Implementing Cost-Saving Strategies Could Reduce State Spending,published in April 2011.
  • Report No. 02-31 Status Report: Improved State Vehicle Management Could Save Florida Up to $2.4 Million Annually, published in May 2002.

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