Showing 9 ideas for tag "vehicle"
Ban car companies & dealerships from selling vehicles to military members, if they will not allow those same active duty members to PCS (permanent change of station) overseas with the vehicle. this has put allot of active duty soldierss in a bind, when they are forced to serve overseas while paying for a car they cant use.
We should stop paying approximately $30.00 - $50.00 for each government vehicle oil change for an estimated fleet of 600,000 vehicles government wide. Currently, we use hundreds of oil change facilities including national brands, car dealerships, etc. I recommend that we negotiate flat rate fee's for individual oil changes at 3-5 national brands and implement guidance for using these brands. If a designated brand... more »
GSA vehicles are cycled for new when the mileage reaches around 60000. Given the improved reliability and high cost of new vehicles, the mileage should be increased to at least 100,000 miles before a new vehicle is ordered.
Diesel is largely used to power generators and run vehicles for contingency operations in forward deployed regions (i.e., Korea). In the case of a contingency operation, it can cost as much as $400 a gallon for this fuel. It costs significantly less to reform SynGas (H+CO) into diesel. To acquire a reliable SynGas source, I recommend funding the construction of plasma gasification units in all enduring garrisons in forward... more »
I have completed a study at our facility that would save us $170,000 in a 10 year period for just 6 vehicles. Imagine what kind of savings would take place if we applied this government wide. Not olny would we save money but we would also reduce petroleum by over 20% and GHG's by even a higher percentage. If you would like to see a power point i have made on the subject email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The government wastes billions of dollars per year with under utilized vehicles depreciating in our government motor pools. Many vehicles aren't even used at all. The first place to tackle this problem is to identify the oldest and least used vehicles in the fleet. Any 1991 motor vehicle or older should be sold. The government would save millions of dollars in direct/indirect maintenance cost, reduce the government's... more »
Require rainwater capture on all washrack systems as well as water recycling with oil and water seperators. This is sustainable and the water recycling is already a commercial standard that could apply to DoD vehicles.
Stop personal vehicle registration decals for Army installations. The Air Force and Navy stopped this wastefull and needless practice and saved millions. We have 100% ID check to enter bases, maintaining vehicle registration is costly and useless.
Home-to-Work (HTW) transportation imposes a major cost burden to the taxpayer. Current guidance that governs HTW utilization within the departments of the Executive Branch is overly permissive and leaves room for wide interpretation which leads to overuse and misuse of government vehicles. This is due primarily to a lack of definitions assigned to words in the key subsection of 31USC1344 which allows HTW usage, especially... more »