• December 20, 2014

Fleet services division reduces fuel costs, saves Killeen money

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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:30 pm

The city of Killeen’s fleet services division saved the city more than $90,000 from November to February.

Stu McLennan, director of support services, said since Killeen entered into a contractual agreement with Texas Fleet Fuel in November, the fleet services division used 1,772 fewer gallons of fuel per week and experienced a 10.8 percent, or $90,159, savings over the past four months.

In November, the city began using the Fuel Man program, which allows Killeen’s vehicles to refuel at service stations throughout the city and state that are part of the Texas Fleet Fuel program.

“Now, city vehicles are able to refuel at locations that are near their work sites rather than using fuel to drive to and from the fuel barn from across town,” said Hilary Shine, spokeswoman for the city.

Following the city’s smooth transition into the Texas fuel program, the council is considering an interlocal agreement with Bell County that would allow city and county vehicles to fuel at each entity’s barn.

According to city documents, Texas Fleet Fuel assigns a PIN number to each employee in the city and the county and a fuel credit card to each vehicle “so that Texas Fleet Fuel may keep accurate accounting of the amount of fuel purchased for each vehicle.”

“Texas Fleet Fuel accounting system will invoice county purchases of fuel to the county and city purchases of fuel to the city,” the document stated.

McLennan said the agreement would provide a cost-savings opportunity for both entities.

The council will vote on the agreement with the county at its meeting Tuesday.

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