Division of Fleet Management
To provide fleet management support services to City agencies to ensure efficient, safe, reliable, and green vehicle operation and maintenance.
From the Department of Energy's September 2014 issue of National Idling Reduction Network News:
Idling Reduction System for 90 Police SUVs in Columbus, Ohio
After conducting a pilot test of three anti-idling technologies, the city of Columbus, Ohio, is installing the GRIP Idle Management System with Espar heaters on 90 of its police SUVs. According to the city's Fleet Administrator, Kelly Reagan, this may be the first use of anti-idling technology in the U.S. that provides both heat and air conditioning to a fleet of public-safety vehicles... click here for the rest of the article.
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Typical Services Provided by Fleet Management:
Responsible for acquisition of city vehicles, their disposal, and right-cycling for optimal use
Preventive and predictive fleet maintenance and all general service maintenance repairs for approximately 6,000 pieces of equipment
Responsible for alternative fuel programs for vehicles/equipment – including building specifications for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure
Implementation of and adherence to the Mayor’s Green Fleet Action Plan in an effort to reduce the city’s’ overall carbon footprint
Develops, implements and promotes city-wide policies that govern acquisition, maintenance, use and disposal of vehicles while working with city departments to reduce underutilized vehicles and eliminate older, high-maintenance units from the fleet
Risk management for vehicle/equipment damage (recovery, subrogation, claims investigation)
Operation of the city vehicle pool, shuttle bus, and bike pool
Emergency support and services for the city’s safety services, including support services for electric generators
Manage the City’s fueling contracts and fuel cards and fueling locations
Serve as the parts and supplier services contract manager for the Department of Public Utilities
Works with the Mayor’s office to develop and implement Green Fleet
policies city-wide and coordinates grant applications and processing
Key Performance Measures:
The Fleet Management Division provides state-of-the-art total fleet management service – “cradle to grave” responsibility for all city vehicles/equipment, ensuring that the city’s Replacement Standard drive budgets and replacement schedules for all vehicles. The Division maintains all motorized equipment for City departments such as Public Safety and Public Service. In addition to providing vehicle utilization and replacement information and management, Fleet Management also participates and helps coordinate the sale of surplus vehicles.
Fleet Management works with community partners and city agencies to identify green opportunities, promoting new technological developments, and increased training opportunities for employees in an effort to maintain vehicles safely and responsibly, while reducing energy costs.
The Division is the largest municipality in the country that is ASE Blue Seal recognized. It became an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal shop in 2008 and has achieved this same recognition every year since.
Division continues to earn recognition both nationally and regionally for its efficient management, quality staff, superior services, and innovative green practices. The Division was ranked by 100 Best Fleets in North America the 2nd position for 2012 and 2013 and 1st place for the Government Green Fleet Award (2011). Fleet also received the Clean Fuels Ohio “Champions Award” for 2011 for its innovative thinking and progressive practices toward greening the city’s overall fleet.