Location: Wausau, WI
Industry: Municipal Government
Total vehicles: 64 vehicles
The City of Wausau’s light-duty fleet had an average age of 9 years. City mechanics were spending time reactively handling maintenance and repairs to keep the aging vehicles on the road. Maintenance and fuel expenses continually increased for the city as aged vehicles lost efficiency over time. The city’s budget for the fleet dictated when vehicles could be replaced. Once vehicles qualified for replacement by the city’s standards, they had very little resale value and were only being sold through public auction.
Enterprise Fleet Management proposed a 4-year replacement strategy to help refresh the City’s Light-Duty Fleet. By leveraging a Government Equity Lease funding platform, they were able to replace vehicles each year to fit within their purchase budget. With a replacement strategy that had them cycling vehicles faster, the City has seen an increase in resale returns.
Additional benefits to the replacement strategy include a 35% improvement in fuel economy and an average of $30,000 in annual maintenance costs.