Fleet Management Department
The services provided by Fleet Management include:
- Asset management
- Equipment specification development
- Fleet information and usage analysis
- Fuel management
- Parts and inventory compliance
- Policy development
- Preventive maintenance and equipment repair
- Warranty management
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EMISSIONS REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY
The Fleet Management Department was awarded 2019 federal Clean Fuel Advanced Technology grant by the NC Clean Technology Center. This grant enabled the department to buy a fully electric, battery powered takeoff unit that eliminates the need for idling by utility trucks.
This device has been placed on an Urban Forestry bucket truck, which will allow the truck to function as needed while reducing emissions. It will help the department measure its effects on fuel usage.
The Viatec Smart PTO unit will utilize battery power to create the needed hydraulic pressure normally provided by an Internal Combustion Engine. The unit includes an auxiliary HVAC system to cool the cab during periods of extreme heat.
For more information about the Viatec Smart PTO unit, visit the Viatec website.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
Our organization is making progress toward electrification of our vehicle and transit fleet. Three new ChargePoint Level II electric vehicle charging stations were recently installed at our Fire Administration facility on East Club Boulevard.
The new stations provide the capacity to charge up to six fleet vehicles. The project is among the infrastructure improvements being implemented across our facilities over the next 5-to-10 years. It’s all part of our commitment to achieving the goals of our organization’s Carbon Neutrality & Renewable Energy Action Plan over the next 10-to-30 years.
The plan will greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels by our fleet, such as gas and diesel, resulting in cleaner air for our residents. The Fire Administration project was funded in part by a grant from the North Carolina Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement Program, which is being administered by the State Department of Environmental Quality.