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General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of... more »

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Department of State

Correct Vehicles

Pay attention to vehicles ordered for use overseas. It makes no sense to order large, oversized SUVs for use in crowded, tight cities. Why send a Chevy Suburban to Bucharest, Romania - where streets are small, crowded, and gas is expensive - for small deliveries and errands, when a Ford Focus will work better?

Bigger is NOT always better. Consider the location, the need, and the continuing cost.

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Use The Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Available For The Application

All US Government agencies and other affected entities (such as grantees and contractors) shall procure increasing percentages of the most fuel-efficient vehicles available for the application, including hybrid-electric vehicles, as part of their annual vehicle acquisition plans. By 2015, at least 50 percent of new light-duty vehicles acquired by each agency and affected entity shall be the most fuel-efficient vehicles... more »

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Department of Energy

Buy the right vehicle for the job!

Many agencies purchase alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and place them where no alternative fuel vehicle is available. These AFVs frequently are less fuel efficient than a comparable gasoline or diesel vehicle when operated on petroleum. This means that many AFV acquisitions cost the government money while increasing petroleum use.

Place AFVs where alternative fuel exists currently, or will soon (while the government... more »

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General Services Administration

Efficient Vehicles Not Enough

A few years ago, I bought a used govt. vehicle at auction for $3000. It was 5 years old but had only 18,000 miles on it. I got many years of excellent service from it. It is very common for government vehicles to be used very infrequently and for only short trips. The use of alternate-fuel vehicles will help but is not enough. Vehicles available for, and used for, only short-trips should be plug-in electric vehicles.... more »

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Legislative Branch

Hold vehicle users responsible for all parts of the vehicle.

GSA accepts vehicles back into the motor pool when keys are lost. I recently picked up a vehicle from GSA in St. Louis and there was only one key. When I asked about it I was told “the Marine Corp never turns in all the vehicle keys when they are through with a car”. I was then told that we could go to the local Chevrolet dealer and have another key made and GSA would pay for it. The electronic key cost over $200... more »

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