Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 43-14. Fleet Funding, Management, and Charge Back Systems to Develop Optimum Fleet Efficiency

There are numerous and varied ways to fund fleets in the state Departments of Transportation (DOTs), ranging from general fund budget appropriations to charge back systems. All states are concerned with budgetary constraints of one type or another. Developing consistent fleet funding for planned fleet replacement can improve efficiency and accountability. Since DOT fleets are usually one of the largest fleets in a state, the savings derived on DOT fleet operations may have a significant impact on state budgets and the condition of the DOT fleet. The objective of this project will be to examine the various fleet funding and management approaches used by state DOTs, and to summarize the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. Information will be gathered through (1) a literature review and (2) a survey to state DOT Fleet Managers. The literature review will define different potential options for fleet procurement and sourcing. The survey will gather information about current practices being used by State DOTs.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Proect 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zwahlen, Tanya

  • Start Date: 20110701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28978

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463304
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Proect 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:21PM