Saturday, July 22, 2023

Gov. Stitt: ongoing fleet modernization effort has saved $5M+, turned in 572 underutilized vehicles so far


OKLAHOMA CITY (July 21, 2023) - Governor Stitt and the Office of Management and Enterprise Services provided an update today on the ongoing state fleet modernization initiative previously announced in February.

To date, agencies have turned in a total of 572 underutilized vehicles, saving Oklahoma taxpayers an estimated $5.15 million. Additionally, Geotab trackers have been installed in 3,200 out of 10,500 vehicles statewide.

"As governor, I'm always looking for ways to make government more efficient and save taxpayer dollars. Modernizing our state fleet achieves both of those things," said Governor Stitt. "I'm proud of the progress we've made so far and I'm grateful for the team at OMES for leading the charge on this important effort."

The fleet modernization initiative has three primary objectives:

  1. Place all state agencies onto a central fleet management system by the end of calendar year 2023
  2. Implement geo-tracking technology on all vehicles
  3. Identify underutilized vehicles and reduce the statewide fleet

Once all trackers have been installed and the vehicles are on a centralized system, the state will have new insights into vehicle usage and automated mileage reporting with the end goal of improving efficiency. 

The state remains in the first phase of the fleet reduction objective, conducting interviews and requests to internally disperse of underutilized vehicles.

"We remain steadfast in our commitment to fiscal responsibility and optimizing state resources," said John Suter, state COO and Secretary of Operations and Government Efficiency. "Together with our partner agencies, we look forward to continuing this momentum and achieving even more significant milestones in statewide fleet improvements."

More updates to come as they become available.


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