Public Works: Vehicle and Equipment Services (4760B)

Program Outcome Statement

Provide efficient fleet procurement, maintenance, repair and fuel services

Program Services

  • Vehicle and equipment acquisition
  • Vehicle and equipment replacement
  • Vehicle and equipment preventative maintenance and repair work
  • Motorpool services

Overview

Vehicle and Equipment Services assists departments with asset management including vehicle acquisitions, replacements, and disposal. In addition, the Program ensures the safety and reliability of all vehicles and equipment via the Preventative Maintenance (PM) Program and through repairs. The objective of the PM Program is to minimize equipment failure through regular and scheduled maintenance of equipment and correcting defects before they become serious. When repair work is required due to normal wear and operation, Vehicle and Equipment Services repairs or replaces worn, damaged or improperly operating parts, equipment, and systems.

Total Cost per Vehicle by Vehicle Type Partially Meeting Target

Preventative Maintenance Repair Orders as a Percent of Total Repair Orders Meeting Target

Total Annual Mileage of County Passenger and Patrol Vehicles Partially Meeting Target

FY 2017-18 Mid-Year Story Behind Performance

Total Cost per Vehicle by Vehicle Type

The Program is projected to meet its FY 2017-18 target for the total cost per vehicle for patrol vehicles; however, the Program may slightly exceed the total cost for County passenger vehicles. The Program is working to address preventable repair orders to minimize costs.  The Program has noticed an increase in tire replacements, but believes that local road conditions might factor into a short-term increase in these types of repairs. Although the Program has little control over certain costs such as these, the Program is working with departments to replace older and more costly vehicles. The replacement of these vehicles with newer, fuel-efficient vehicles has resulted in a decrease in costly maintenance repairs for old and worn parts and better fuel economy. In addition, the Program is purchasing the first electric vehicles for the Motorpool fleet, which should contribute towards a reduction in fuel costs.
 
Preventative Maintenance Repair Orders as a Percent of Total Repair Orders

The Program is projected to meet its target for the preventative maintenance repair orders as a percent of total repair orders, exceeding the National Fleet Standard benchmark of at least fifty percent (50%). The Program is currently meeting with several departments to replace several older fleet vehicles with newer vehicles that are less likely to require repairs.

Total Annual Mileage of County Passenger and Patrol Vehicles
The Program is projected to meet its combined annual total mileage goals for patrol and passenger vehicles, with patrol vehicle miles expected to slightly exceed the target and passenger vehicle miles expected to achieve target.  The Program believes patrol usage reflects minor strategic shifts within the Sheriff’s Department related to vehicle patrols and that the passenger vehicle use decline is reflective of increased vehicle use efficiencies.  The Program continuously works with department users to identify effective ways to monitor the fleet’s usage. Although the Program cannot alter departments’ business needs that require driving, the Program continues to utilize the GPS data system to influence drivers on better driving habits. Since the implementation of the driving alerts via the GPS data system, the Program has noticed an improvement in driving habits and expects this to continue, keeping the total mileage low.


Future Priorities

  • Follow up with GPS vendor to implement utilization scorecards to more effectively monitor fleet utilization
  • Meet with departments to discuss the replacement of vehicles that have met their useful life and/ or mileage
  • Address preventable repair orders to keep the count of unscheduled repair orders low
  • Implement Electronic Reservation System Technology and work with Departments to ensure the technology is effectively utilized

Author: Joe Lo Coco, Deputy Director     Contact Email: jlococo@smcgov.org     Date Updated: 01-23-2018