Hidalgo County Receives a 2016 Best Practices AwardBrian Dziuk | Nov 28, 2016, 1:36:55 PM
Recently, Hidalgo County was awarded the Texas Association of Counties’ (TAC’s) 2016 Best Practices award in recognition of its Executive Office Vehicle GPS Program. As noted on the Hidalgo County website:
Seeking improved safety and efficiency for its vehicle fleet, Hidalgo County created the Executive Office Vehicle GPS Program, which controls the county's vehicles and reduces operating cost.
The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) awarded Hidalgo County a 2016 Best Practices award in recognition of this innovative program. RASTRAC was represented at the ceremony with the attendance of Michael Wells and Joey Gutierrez.
By installing GPS monitoring on hundreds of vehicles, the county is now able to track idle times, speed and location of each car on the road. The county receives daily alerts on vehicles that require an oil change, a new battery or a tire rotation.
"This is a great program for any county wanting a better way to manage any size fleet of vehicles," said TAC County Relations Officer Rick Avery. "We hope this award will inspire other counties to follow suit with their own initiatives."