In today’s age of technology, connectivity and smart-everything, fleets from across the country are looking to use the latest tools and trends to keep their vehicles on the road longer and with lower maintenance costs. Telematics, computers, and analytics have recently helped Cobb County, Georgia, stay on top of their more than 2,300 assets.
“We try to manage our fleet based on a lot of data which we examine constantly, and then integrate it with other resources and come up with a solution. The details involved require some extra time and effort, but in the end, we believe that we do a very good job for the taxpayers,” according to Al Curtis, the Cobb County, Georgia fleet manager.
The county keeps track of vehicle downtime, turnaround time, cost per mile, and other analytics to help make data driven decisions about vehicle replacement. These measures have helped the county identify the worst performing vehicles and reduce inefficient spending.
Aside from improving efficiency, these measures have also helped Cobb County identify the best scenarios for incorporating alternative fuels into their fleet. With this knowledge, Cobb County can determine the best alternative fuels for each duty cycle. This has led to the introduction of hybrid, propane, and electric vehicles into the fleet.
“Our alternative-fuel vehicles have traveled over 150,000 petroleum-free miles with no major problems. We have saved over $246,000 from the reduction in fuel usage, lower maintenance costs, and leasing the vehicles instead of purchasing them.” – Al Curtis.
This blog post includes excerpts from WorkTruck Online. You can view the entire story here.