A concise guide to effective management of the public works equipment fleet
De Armas, Vicente.
CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis document
Approved for public release ; distribution is unlimited
The purpose of this report is to present in a concise form the principles and fundamentals of managing the public works equipment fleet, providing a basis from which to develop an effective fleet management program. The report begins with a review of today's trends in fleet management, including, organization, privatization, effects of environmental regulations and a discussion on information management systems. Subsequent chapters discuss the basic fleet management functions such as equipment ownership, utilization, maintenance, financing of equipment services, and the implementation of an effective fleet management information system. The next to last chapter is a cursory review of the Alachua County and the University of Florida public works equipment management organizations. The purpose of this review is to compare these organizations to the trends, principles and fundamentals discussed in this report in an attempt to support the fundamentals here presented. An effective fleet management program will guide the organization through the process of determining the major objectives of the fleet operation, defining the strategies that will govern the acquisition and utilization of the resources to achieve these objectives. Effective fleet management is essential to the success of a public works organization.
U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, CIVINS program