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Federal vehicle inventory shrinks

With the military accounting for most of the drop, the federal government owned fewer vehciles, drove fewer miles and burned less fuel in 2012.

Jan. 8, 2014 - 03:45PM   |  
By SEAN REILLY   |   Comments

Federal agencies had fewer motor vehicles in fiscal 2012, drove them less and used less fuel, according to the latest annual General Services Administration fleet report.

The total number of cars, trucks and other vehicles operated by agencies and the U.S. Postal Service added up to almost 650,100, down about 1.5 percent from 2011, the report shows. Miles traveled totaled about 5.2 billion, a drop of almost 2 percent. Government vehicles burned 395 million gallons of fuel, down more than 5 percent from the previous year.

Meanwhile, the government added alternative fuel vehicles – it had 200,100 in FY2012, up about 2.5 percent.

The military accounted for most of the drop. Its fleet size fell 5 percent, to 185,700. At the Postal Service, which has the world’s largest civilian fleet, the vehicle count dropped by less than 1 percent to 208,900. The inventory rose, albeit only slightly, at other civilian agencies, to 255,500.

Under a 2011 White House memo, agencies have until the end of next year to determine their “optimal” fleet needs using an approach developed by GSA.

RESOURCE: Download the report.

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