Excessive downtime and unscheduled repairs compromise the availability of the City’s fleet.
Recreate a formalized preventive maintenance program, including developing mechanisms to track vehicle warranties, thereby eliminating the City-funded repair of vehicles still under warranty.
Cost Savings, Organizational
Centralized Fleet Management Entity
Estimated Annual Impact:
Estimated Implementation Costs:
Barriers to Implementation:
90 – 120 days
Beginning with the largest segments of the City’s fleet, develop preventive maintenance guidelines, standards, and record keeping capabilities to ensure adherence to the program.
Far too much time and money is spent on non-scheduled maintenance and repairs. There are several contributing factors, but the limited amount of preventive maintenance is the largest. Recreating a formal preventive maintenance program should result in significant reductions in the number and cost of unscheduled repairs. Recognizing that the City annually spends approximately $6 million on parts alone, achieving a 15 percent cost reduction in the number of unscheduled repairs would result in an annual $900,000 savings.