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Division of Fleet Management Services

Frequently Asked Questions
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  1. How many gallons of fuel does the County use?

    In FY2014, the County consumed 6,503,914 gallons of fuel. This was an 1.2% reduction from the previous year. The fuel consumed was a combination of Unleaded, Ultra-low sulfur Diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and E85 Ethanol.

  2. Does the County have Hybrid or Alternative Fueled Vehicles?

    County has over 784 alternative fueled vehicles. They are comprised of hybrid, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Flex Fuel (E85) Vehicles and Electric Vehicles. These vehicles represent 26% of the County’s Fleet.

  3. What types of alternative fuel does the County use and is it available to the Public?

    The County uses a combination of alternative fuels to help reduce its petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In FY2014, the County consumed 1,731,342 gallons equivalents of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and E85 Ethanol an increase 26.7% from the previous year.

    The County currently offers E85 to the public and in the spring of 2015 will offer CNG. To learn the locations of the fuel sites open to the public please click here.

  4. What type vehicles are maintained by Fleet Management?
    Fleet Management maintains 3231 County owned vehicles consisting of 2430 light vehicles (which includes police vehicles, administrative vehicles, fire administrative vehicles), 464 pieces of heavy equipment and 337 ride-on buses. 

    Police and administrative vehicles consist of police vehicles, sedans, SUVs, pick-ups and vans. 

    Heavy Equipment has the most diverse make-up consisting of dump trucks, leaf vacuums, aerial trucks, digging equipment, mowing equipment, police equipment, straight trucks for DLC, and miscellaneous pieces of equipment. 

    Fire and Rescue Services, Parks and Recreation and Public Schools maintain their own vehicles.

  5. What benefit does Fleet Management provide to the residents of Montgomery County?

    Fleet Management maintains the police vehicles in support of Public Safety, the ride-on buses in support of Transportation, and administrative vehicles in support of Health and Human Services and other County services.  Without properly maintained vehicles, County services to residents would be severely impacted.

    Fleet Management is a 24x7 operation that remains open even during a County declared emergency, such as a weather event.  The mechanics and supervisors are considered essential personnel and must report to their work location even though the County is closed.  Once they arrive at work, they often remain there throughout the entire event because if they leave, they may not be able to safely return.  They perform maintenance on the County’s dump trucks, before, during and after a storm so the trucks that plow the streets have high availability.

    Fleet employees keep the ride-on buses operational and fill generators so other County facilities can open.

  6. What does Fleet Management do when a citizen reports a County vehicle being used in an improper manner or a citation is issued?

    Fleet Management obtains a full account from the reporting citizen. Once the vehicle assignment is determined, the Department Head is notified and a supervisor meets with the employee.  The supervisor prepares a report, which the Department Head reviews and returns to Fleet Management.  Fleet Management provides the findings and resulting action taken to the reporting citizen if requested.

    County vehicles are subject to the same laws and regulations as other vehicles.  When a citation is issued, the County employee driving the vehicle is responsible for paying the fine.  Once the vehicle assignment is determined, the Department Head is notified and the citation is tracked by Fleet Management until the fine is paid.

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