ATLANTA, GA -- Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced reforms this month that would overhaul the management of the state's fleet, according to a report in the Duluth Weekly. Two fleet management task forces and an implementation team of state agency administrators recommended these reforms regarding the management of an estimated 21,000 government vehicles. The goals include a reduction of the state fleet by 2,000 cars before June 30, 2005, a reduction of commuting mileage by 25 percent, and the possible utilization of outsourcing. The total projected cost savings from improved fleet management is about $10 million in the first year, with an additional $20 million in avoided maintenance costs over the next three years, according to the report. The four directives of the Governor's Executive Order, according to the Duluth Weekly report, are to: 1. “Direct fleet oversight agencies to tighten and enforce policy on the assignment and use of state vehicles by individuals. More effective enforcement of policy could result in savings of nearly $210,000 a year. This will also remove the exception that allows agency heads automatic assignment of vehicles, whether or not they meet the policy criteria, resulting in an additional estimated savings of $208,000 a year. …” 2. “Direct the Office of Fleet Management (OFM) to implement a statewide fleet management software system, which will be used by all state agencies. Systematic smart management will save an estimated $2,271,765 over four years.” 3. “Direct all agencies to identify under-utilized vehicles, which are driven less than 6,000 miles in a one-year period, and justify their need. …OFM is directed to develop an accurate count and plan of disposal for surplus vehicles. If 10 percent of the entire state fleet were sold, the one-time proceeds, plus annual savings on upkeep, would total $6-7 million.” 4. “Order OFM to consolidate of Capitol Hill vehicle use through a single motor pool or total outsourcing of motor pool operations….”