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September 25, 2018

Rural Municipalities of Alberta partnering with Enterprise Fleet

CALGARY--Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management, giving its members easier access to the company's fleet management solutions and subsequent cost savings. In fact, by taking advantage of the partnership with Enterprise, RMA members can save a projected 20 to 25 per cent of the holding cost of their vehicles.

RMA's membership exceeds 800 municipalities and public entities throughout Alberta. The organization is also affiliated with Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association and Association of Manitoba Municipalities. The Enterprise Fleet Management partnership extends to these organizations as well, permitting a total of approximately 1,800 members to take full advantage of its benefits.

Through its network of more than 50 fully staffed offices, Enterprise Fleet Management manages a fleet of more than 520,000 vehicles throughout Canada and the U.S. The business provides full-service fleet management for companies, government agencies and organizations operating medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles, as well as those seeking an alternative to employee reimbursement programs.

As vendor of record, Enterprise Fleet Management's services are available to all RMA members without the need for onerous procurement processes and the associated administrative costs, saving small municipalities and public entities valuable time and money. The fleet management company's services include vehicle acquisition, funding, aftermarket equipment, maintenance programs, fuel management, risk management and driver safety, corporate rental, registration, disposal and reporting.

"In addition to being an expert in vehicle management, Enterprise Fleet Management has an excellent understanding of our membership through their history of partnerships with hundreds of local government agencies," said Dave Dextraze, Manager of Trade, Rural Municipalities of Alberta. "RMA is committed to supporting our members' diverse needs, and this partnership with Enterprise Fleet Management will save money and months of work for many of our over 1,800 members across Western and Central Canada."

Enterprise has already delivered vehicles to the County of Newell and Cardston County as part of the partnership. In the first year alone, Cardston County has reduced its vehicle maintenance over 90 per cent.

"It has been a pleasure working with the Enterprise Fleet Management team to modernize our light truck fleet," said Paul Hascarl, Director of Operations for Cardston County. "Since working with Enterprise, we have greatly reduced our fuel consumption, maintenance and repair costs, in addition to modernizing our fleet. We are now entering the second phase of our partnership and have been consistently impressed with the service we have received and Enterprise's wealth of knowledge on vehicle management."

"We're excited to be partnering with RMA to bring our fleet services to its diverse range of members," said Dan Lord, Director of Enterprise Fleet Management in Alberta. "By working with Enterprise Fleet Management, RMA members can customize their vehicles and services to meet their exact needs and save ongoing fleet operation costs – all while being assured that RMA has done the due diligence and taken care of the paperwork."

Owned by the Taylor family of St. Louis, Enterprise Fleet Management supplies most makes and models of cars, light- and medium-duty trucks and service vehicles across North America. Enterprise Fleet Management and its affiliate, Enterprise Holdings, together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses, which include car rental and car sharing services, truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales, accounted for $24 billion in revenue and operated nearly 2 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2018.

Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) is an independent association comprising Alberta's 69 counties and municipal districts. Since 1909, we have helped rural municipalities achieve strong, effective local government. RMA provides Advocacy and Aggregated Business Services (including RMA Trade, RMA Fuel and RMA Insurance).



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