Keeping the City rolling
Servicing, maintaining, & repairing 3,300 vehicles
More Facts About the City's Fleet
- 360 police cruisers, each equipped with a light bar, a barrier cage between the officer and rear seat, a shotgun rack and an onboard computer station.
- 13 ambulances with anti-bacterial, seamless floors and special cushions to protect both patients and rescue workers from blood-borne pathogens. The new, larger heavy duty vehicles cost $140,000 each.
- 3 city-owned Daihatsu mini-ambulances used by the city for its many special events. Their compact size allow for them to maneuver through crowded areas, yet provide full service for patients and rescue workers.
- With rising fuel costs, the fleet now includes Ford Escape electric/gas hybrid SUVs.
- Other specialty vehicles include trucks that paint lines on roads, huge vacuum trucks that clean sewers and storm drains and 16-foot wide mowers.
- In addition to moving vehicles, equipment in the Fleet inventory includes portable bleachers and the Showmobile, a mobile outdoor stage.
- The largest piece of equipment is a 100-foot aerial ladder truck, which costs $625,000; the smallest is a $250 chain saw.
- The total value of the fleet is approximately $76.7 million.
- Vehicles are generally considered for replacement after eight years and between 80,000 and 100,000 miles.
- 30 mechanics are employed to service and repair the fleet, Monday through Saturday. Emergency service and towing is available 24/7.
- Last fiscal year, the fleet consumed 1.96 million gallons of fuel.
- Fleet Management facility is located at 1800 Seventh Ave. N., 727-893-7286.