"It's been a very smooth transition since we began the process of upgrading our fleet," said Ray Murrietta, Warehouse and Facilities Manager for the AHA. "The professional Enterprise team makes us feel like we're a priority. Best of all, the cost savings realized through our partnership with Enterprise Fleet Management will allow us to invest in better services for the people that matter most – our residents."
Enterprise Fleet Management is providing a mix of sedans, minivans, cargo vans and pickup trucks for use by AHA inspectors during home visits and by maintenance staff making repairs. The vehicles, which are branded with the AHA logo, also are equipped with aftermarket accessories such as ladder racks and service bodies to aid the work of the AHA inspectors and maintenance staff.
The AHA owns and manages 950 housing units throughout Albuquerque, providing housing for low-income families, the elderly and disabled individuals at rents they can afford.
The AHA had been operating a fleet of 38 vehicles with an average age of eight years and that required frequent maintenance.
Enterprise Fleet Management analyzed the AHA's fleet needs to identify ways to manage the fleet more efficiently and developed a strategy that includes downsizing the fleet by three underutilized vehicles and replacing outdated vehicles with newer models. The 35 new vehicles have better fuel economy and lower emissions; they also require less maintenance. Enterprise is delivering an initial 17 vehicles to the AHA, with plans to phase an additional 18 vehicles into the fleet over the next three years.
Enterprise Fleet Management operates a network of more than 50 fully-staffed offices and manages a fleet of more than 470,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. The business provides full-service fleet management for companies, government agencies and organizations operating medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles, as well as those seeking an alternative to employee reimbursement programs.
In addition to leasing the new vehicles, Enterprise is providing vehicle licensing, registration and regular maintenance for the fleet. Enterprise is using local businesses to provide routine service and delivery of the vehicles. Once the vehicles have reached the optimum point in their lifecycle, Enterprise will use its remarketing expertise to ensure the AHA receives the highest possible resale value for its fleet.
"We work with many housing authorities across the country, including the Denver Housing Authority, at whose recommendation the AHA partnered with Enterprise," noted David Owen, Director of Enterprise Fleet Management in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming. "As a result, we have a deep understanding of the best ways clients like the AHA can get the most value from their fleet. From maintenance to remarketing, we offer a one-stop shop for managing all aspects of a fleet."
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About Enterprise Fleet Management
Owned by the Taylor family of St. Louis, Enterprise Fleet Management supplies most makes and models of cars, light- and medium-duty trucks and service vehicles across North America. Enterprise Fleet Management and its affiliate, Enterprise Holdings, together offer a total transportation solution. Through an extensive network of regional subsidiaries and franchise locations, Enterprise Holdings operates more than 9,600 fully staffed neighborhood and airport branch offices worldwide. Combined, these businesses, which include car rental and car sharing services, truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales, accounted for $20.9 billion in revenue and operated nearly 1.9 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2016.
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