Location: Bakersfield, California
Industry: Local Government, County Government
Total vehicles: 350 vehicles
The General services division of Kern County uses vehicles for General and Behavior Health and Recovery Services which includes a variety of passenger cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and cargo vans. The fleet began incurring high maintenance and repair costs for aged vehicles, and the county had reduced capital due to budget cuts for 8 years that had a hard time keeping their fleet operational.
Kern County officials recognized that they did not have the on-hand capital to purchase new vehicles, so they began looking at leasing options. The equity lease offered by Enterprise Fleet Management shined a light on the concept of Total Cost of Ownership for Kern County. The County saw the value in purchasing vehicles with the resale value in mind. Kern County identified 111 vehicles out of their fleet that should be cycled. Kern County was able to take advantage of volume purchasing discounts and a low lease rate. Enterprise also offers a vast network of repair shops ensuring maintence is done promptly.