Cities having issues purchasing new fleet vehicles

The automobile industry is improving a bit in terms of having more new vehicles available, but don’t tell the municipalities that are trying to find replacement vehicles for aging cars, trucks, and s-u-vs. Festus City Administrator Greg Camp says they lucked into a deal to get a few new vehicles for the police department.

Camp as well as Crystal City City Administrator Jason Eisenbeis agree there are delays and roadblocks.

Pevely City Administrator Andy Hixon says other parts of the country are having better luck in finding vehicles, and there’s a reason for that.

Many local cities have had to continue to use their current vehicles that have more “wear and tear”, as well as high mileage. High-mileage vehicles tend to have more problems with parts breaking down, which adds additional expenses.