Vehicle Repair & Preventative Maintenance
Fleet Management Division will provide the best quality maintenance and repair at the most economical cost to taxpayers of Leon County. Enhance customer satisfaction by soliciting input before, during and after certain repairs. Our employees will perform all repairs with respect for the environment and will constantly demonstrate that service is our most important product.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Long has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida City/County Managers Association (FCCMA) and the North Florida Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA). He has served on numerous special committees to the State Legislature advising on local government and public policy issues affecting the state.
The Fleet Management Division provides repair and maintenance services for 628 vehicles and equipment owned and operated by Leon County. Additionally, vehicles owned by three Constitutional Officers receive the majority of their repairs and maintenance services from this division as well. The replacement of vehicles and equipment, development of specifications before purchase, and the submission of requisitions for procurement represent other functions. In the Fleet Division's 2006-2007 Budget Request, it includes the replacement of three Jeep Cherokees with Ford Escape Hybrids. The Jeep averages 19 MPG while the Escape Hybrid averages 31 MPG. This is a 61% increase in gas mileage.
The responsibility for procurement and dispensing of gasoline, diesel fuel, and oil products is a very integral role of this division. In addition to the Board of County Commissioners' (BCC) vehicles and equipment, the Fleet Management refueling site serves as a remote refueling station for the Leon County Sheriff's Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Fleet Division is currently pilot testing a bio-diesel fuel mixture of 80% petroleum and 20% biomass in three of the heavy-duty trucks. Bio-diesel is a clean burning fuel, produced from domestic, renewable sources (vegetable oil, soybeans, corn and other crops).
An item particularly noteworthy is the fact that all fleet maintenance related services are performed with only ten staff members. Since 1981 when the Fleet Management Division was created, staffing has been reduced approximately 39.4 percent. During the same time period, the County's fleet has increased approximately 70.6 percent.
- Repair and maintenance on 628 BCC vehicles/equipment.
- Procurement, storage and distribution of 348,684 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel.
- Procurement of parts needed for repairs.
- Assist the Risk Manager on insurance coverage.
- Develop annual vehicle/equipment Capital Improvements Program (CIP).
- Implement and maintain total cost concept buying on heavy equipment.
- Provide road and field service repairs on disabled or non-movable equipment.
- Manage and coordinate repairs on vehicles involved in traffic accidents, vandalism, and theft.
- Maintain and repair seven computerized mosquito control fogging units
- Coordinate wrecker service for disabled vehicles.
- Coordinate tire repair for field service vehicles and normal replacement because of wear, damage, etc.