Monthly Archives: September 2015

Municipal Fleet Budget Trends for 2016

Since the recession of the past decade, many municipalities have struggled with shrinking budgets as they work to continue to meet needs with less tax revenue due to the employment struggles of those they serve. For those responsible for municipal fleets, these shrinking budgets have caused a closer look at budgets and a need to cut costs. Municipal fleet managers face a difficult task of continuing to provide the high quality services to those who live in the community while maintaining a strict budget. Determining what costs to prioritize can be difficult, and making a balanced budget requires give and take between departments. Here are some of the priorities and decisions that fleet managers are facing as they prepare for the 2016 budget.

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