Maintenance

N.Y. County Outsources Fleet Maintenance

July 17, 2015

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Ontario County, N.Y. is outsourcing fleet maintenance for most of its vehicles beginning July 20 to save close to $100,000 per year and improve quality and service, the Finger Lakes Times reported.

The county Board of Supervisors approved a maintenance contract with Qualtech Automotive in June.

The contract covers about 185 vehicles from the sheriff’s department and the highway department. Maintenance of large trucks will still be done at the county garage. Two technicians will remain, and two vacant positions will not be filled.

Commissioners who voted for the outsourcing contract said benefits include a quicker turnaround time, lower costs, and Saturday service.

Comments

  1. 1. Zach [ July 21, 2015 @ 09:47PM ]

    Keep the two guys at the county garage happy and trained so in 18 months when the sheriff's fleet is falling apart and the $100,000 savings is no where to be found they can pick up where they left off and bail out the commissioners on their mistake.

  2. 2. Ken Larsen [ July 24, 2015 @ 09:46AM ]

    Can somebody please explain to me how this saves money. I do our internal fleet at a cost of $48.00 labor and cost plus 5% parts. There is no way you can tell me this will save money, plus these vehicles will sit at the repair facility longer because the shop will want the non contract tickets completed before the fleet. I have also noticed that alot of these agencies switch back within a year because of the quality and timliness of the work.

  3. 3. mike [ July 24, 2015 @ 02:10PM ]

    We are waiting for our police department to return to in-house. They started outsourcing at the same time purchasing extended warranties. We showed them that based on what their new warranties covered at a cost of just over 4K each were costing them 2.5k in house.

 

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