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CAR CLUBS, POOL CARS & THE GREY FLEET Dumfries & Galloway Council Peter McCormick Integrated Transportation & Commissioning. DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY. 2 nd largest Scottish authority by area Geographically remote 75 miles Dumfries-Stranraer Only 3 towns with population > 4,500

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CAR CLUBS, POOL CARS & THE GREY FLEET

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Peter McCormick

Integrated

Transportation & Commissioning


Dumfries galloway
DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

  • 2nd largest Scottish authority by area

  • Geographically remote

  • 75 miles Dumfries-Stranraer

  • Only 3 towns with population

    > 4,500

  • Council and Health Board are

    largest employers in area


Corporate car pool
CORPORATE CAR POOL

  • Introduced 2010

    • Single Status

    • Cost of grey fleet

  • 100 vehicles in corporate pool

  • Commitment from Corporate Management Team

  • Spread over region (23 sites), available to all staff

  • Booked through online system

  • Keys, etc adminstered locally


Corporate car pool cont
CORPORATE CAR POOL (cont.)

  • Significant demand

  • Vehicle Tracking

  • Multi-user

  • CO2 reductions

  • Travel better planned and managed

  • Small number of cars reserved for Social Work use


Financial performance
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

  • Costs in 2010/11 and 2012/13 40.3p and 35.6p per mile

  • Higher than anticipated due to lower utilisation than forecast

  • Comparable to 40p and 45p per mile HMRC rates

  • However, grey fleet mileage has reduced:


Financial performance cont
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE (cont.)

  • Expenditure on travel allowances has also reduced:


Operational issues cont
OPERATIONAL ISSUES (cont.)

  • Lack of availability in some areas

  • No alternatives (eg commercial hire)

  • Some vandalism, but contained within insurance funding limits

  • Parking!

  • Staff resistance



GREY FLEET (cont.)

Based on April-September 2012


Feedback
FEEDBACK

  • STAFF

    • Difficulties in accessing vehicles Keys are kept locally at receptions

    • Block-booking of vehicles

    • Parking of vehicles

    • Fuelling though Council Depots

    • Sharing of bookings

  • FLEET MANAGEMENT

    • Cancellations / no-shows


Having difficulty getting a pool car at short notice!Our Council now has corporate membership of the Co-Wheels Car Club in Dumfries allowing Council Staff use of the four Kia Rios parked in designated parking bays at DGOne, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.In order to do this Council Staff will need to register with Co-Wheels first (there is no cost to the employee for this).Car Club vehicles are ideal for low mileage journeys of a short duration.  For longer journeys, pool cars or hires should be used. Links to the appropriate information can be found on Connect or if you would like any further advice on the scheme please contact the Sustainable Travel Team on 64133.


Who we are
Who we are

  • Membership-based.

  • Vehicles located in dedicated and clearly marked parking spaces.

  • Book online and over the phone.

  • Booked by the hour or day and available 24/7.

  • Paid for by the hour and by the mile.

  • Billed monthly in arrears.


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