ADOT says management of vehicle fleet saved taxpayers $6 million

Apr 19, 2022, 4:27 PM
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PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation said it has saved taxpayers more than $6 million since taking over fleet vehicles for more than 60 state agencies in 2021.

ADOT, as part of the 2021 state budget package, was given the authority to consolidate the fleet.

The agency started implementing best practices that reduce duplication, cut costs and improve processes aligned with the Arizona Management System introduced by Gov. Doug Ducey in 2015.

State fleet operations now follow uniform guidelines.

“The fleet consolidation effort is a win-win for taxpayers and the state,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said in a press release. “We are already witnessing savings by reducing the size of the state’s fleet, ordering in bulk and selling vehicles online.

“We are creating uniform guidelines and processes that will maximize resources and provide improved service to customers.”

ADOT has saved the money by reducing underutilized asserts such as sedans, minivans, half-ton pickups and SUVs.

It has also sold more than 1,000 vehicles for other state agencies since March 2020 and moved preventative maintenance schedules from 6,000 miles to 8,000 miles.

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ADOT says management of vehicle fleet saved taxpayers $6 million