Stitt requests reports on state vehicle fleet
Gov. Kevin Stitt may be looking to thin the state’s fleet of vehicles.
On Feb. 11, Stitt signed an executive order asking for an update on nearly all state-owned vehicles, saying it would help him in making an informed decision about the fleet.
He is requesting all state agency heads report the make, model, year and vehicle identification number of all vehicles that logged less than 4,800 miles in 2019. They also will have to report the purpose of the vehicle, frequency of use and the mileage driven last year to the state’s Fleet Management office and John Budd, the state’s chief operating officer, by March 31.
“It has been brought to my attention that the State of Oklahoma owns perhaps in excess of 9,000 such vehicles, and it is probable that more than a few are under-utilized and not necessary in order for the State to perform its services,” Stitt wrote in the order.
Special purpose vehicles, such as salt trucks, are exempt from the reporting requirements.
Stitt’s directive also requires state agency heads to ensure all the state-owned vehicles under their oversight have been equipped with an automatic vehicle locator by March 31.
The state already requires some reporting on public vehicles. The Fleet Management division of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services requires agencies to submit monthly reports that detail mileage and any maintenance or repairs to state-owned vehicles.