The City of Wilson’s Fleet Maintenance division maintains a wide range of vehicle including all police and fire vehicles, construction and street sanitation trucks, and the city’s mass transit buses; in essence, everything with wheels.
Overall, there are over 650 vehicles and pieces of equipment that are consistently kept at a 95% readiness state at all times. A fleet of this size takes a qualified crew of mechanic technicians to keep its vehicles in top notch shape. Fleet Maintenance employs 1 fleet manager, 11 highly skilled technicians, 1 fleet maintenance supervisor, 2 fleet administrators, and 1 parts technician.
Mileage and running hours are monitored via computer on all equipment. Preventive maintenance (PM) and repairs are scheduled after a record review by the service manager. Oil and filter changes are done on gas powered city vehicles every 4500 miles. Diesel trucks are maintained every 6500 miles and all other equipment is routinely checked and serviced every 150 hours of operation.
In addition to keeping the city’s vehicles running, Fleet Maintenance also maintains the city’s fuel dispensing point at the Operations Center. Behind the scenes at Fleet Maintenance may not be glamorous, but it’s an important part of keeping Wilson’s public vehicles up and running.