Date: May 15, 2018
San Diego County Office of Education Saving $1.1 Million, Reducing Carbon Footprint with Enterprise Fleet Management SDCOE: “We plan to apply the considerable savings we realize on fleet costs to other pressing needs for our students and schools”
ST. LOUIS (May 15, 2018) – The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet while reducing both its costs and carbon footprint. Through the partnership, SDCOE expects to save $1.1 million while reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions by 30 percent over the next 10 years.
Enterprise is helping SDCOE replace its 120-vehicle fleet withnew vehicles that offer the latest in safety and crash-avoidance technologies, such as electronic stability control and backup cameras. The county office had been operating a fleet with an average age of well over 10 years. The new vehicles will require less maintenance overall. As a result, the average maintenance cost is expected to be cut by more than 13 percent of SDCOE’s current average monthly cost per vehicle.
Enterprise has already delivered 20 new vehicles with at least a dozen more vehicles to be delivered this summer. A total of 120 new vehicles will be cycled through the fleet over the next five years.
County staff use the vehicles – a combination of cargo vans and sedans – for travel between schools and other SDCOE facilities. SDCOE also provides a variety of services to the 42 school districts, 124 charter schools and five community college districts in the county.
Enterprise Fleet Management takes a sustainable approach to business, while partnering with companies, agencies and organizations like SDCOE to help them meet their respective supply-chain and corporate social responsibility goals. In fact, SDCOE partnered with Enterprise Fleet Management through its membership with E&I Cooperative Services, a nonprofit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education. E&I partners with suppliers like Enterprise that are dedicated to providing high-quality environmentally preferable products and services.
In addition, Enterprise Fleet Management operates one of the nation’s largest service departments, comprising more than 100 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified technicians. Its National Service Department has been recognized with the ASE “Blue Seal of Excellence” award for 21 consecutive years, an industry record.