Maintenance

Ga. City Departments Failed to Bring in Vehicles for Maintenance

March 03, 2017

A study of the City of Augusta, Ga., fleet management operations shows that city departments inconsistently followed service intervals, according to the Augusta Chronicle.

During an investigation of the city's outsourced vehicle maintenance with First Vehicle, the former city auditor found that fleet vehicles were not brought in for oil changes and preventive maintenance according to schedule, resulting in an estimated $100,000 in additional repairs each year. The study also noted that fleet vehicles are duplicated and underutilized across various departments.

In January, city commissioners voted to renew a one-year maintenance contract with First Vehicle while officials research whether it would be more beneficial to take fleet maintenance in-house. In an effort to cut costs, Augusta's Central Services Division identified underutilized vehicles to be removed from the service contract.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Recent Topics

I have 2 questions: 1. When obtaining quotes for vehicles, what do you require from the dealership? (ie. signature, date, is an invoice...

View Topic

Hi everyone, don't forget to cast your votes for the Public Fleet Hall of Fame! Three industry veterans will be inducted this year, and...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1134 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

An agreement whereby in a closed-end lease, usually a full maintenance one, as a strategic commitment to the concept of true partnering with the customer, the leasing company makes all components of the rental calculation known to the lessee.

Read more