Way Forward Commitment:
Following on our commitment to reduce costs associated with owning and operating over 3,000 light-duty, heavy equipment and utility vehicles, we have conducted a review of our fleet, which cost taxpayers $32 million to maintain in 2016-17. In 2018-19, our government will achieve a 10 per cent reduction in its inventory of light-duty vehicles, which equates to 112 fewer vehicles and a savings to taxpayers of approximately $500,000 annually through lower maintenance requirements. This will be done by consolidating the management of the fleet.
Our government is committed to exploring other efficiency options for our vehicle fleet, including establishing a pooled-usage system, centralizing repair and maintenance services, and procuring vehicles that are more fuel-efficient.
What We’ve Accomplished:
- As of April 1, 2018, the management of the Provincial Government’s fleet of light-duty vehicles was consolidated in the Department of Transportation and Works and efforts have been underway since that time to realize efficiencies.
- The size of the fleet has been reduced by 10 per cent.
- Vehicle pools have been established in St. John’s, Clarenville, Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay and an online booking solution has been implemented.
- New fuel and maintenance cards have been introduced to centralize repair and maintenance services for all light duty vehicles.
- Have begun replacing higher consumption vehicles with more fuel efficient options (e.g., compact cars).