2016 LEADING FLEETS
Government Fleet magazine and the American Public Works Association (APWA) have announced that the City of Milwaukee Fleet Services Section is one of the Leading Fleets for 2016. The awards program recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, planning for the future, and overcoming challenges. The 50 Leading Fleets represent the best in the industry. The City of Milwaukee Fleet Services Section has been recognized in the Leading Fleets program every year since 2014 when the program began, consistently ranking within the top 20.
2016 MEET THE TEAM
Fleet Services consists of two sections: Fleet Repairs and Fleet Operations. Fleet Operations schedules approximately 400 operators, support staff and laborers on a daily basis for Environmental Services, and Street and Sewer Maintenance.
Fleet Operations has five hard working employees who process around 300 calls per day to keep things running smoothly in the City: Jeff K., Debbie H., Judy H., Rochelle M. and Suzanne B. The four dedicated Supervisors who ensure that safety is always first are: Sam H., Dan L., Arlanda F. and Chuck W.
Fleet Repairs works hard every day to maintain approximately 3,400 pieces of equipment and components for the DPW fleet and 679 vehicles for the Milwaukee Police Department. Great TEAMWORK!
As global non-renewable energy stocks dwindle and fuel prices increase, Fleet Services continually seeks ways to improve air quality while exercising sound financial management while promoting environmental sustainability.
Fleet is involved in many facets of "Greening the Fleet", including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Reducing Fleet Emissions and Conserving Fuel.
The Milwaukee fleet consists of approximately 4,500 vehicles and pieces of equipment of all types, including 2,600 motorized units. Milwaukee has been involved in alternative fueled vehicles as far back as 1980, when several pickup trucks were converted to use propane and compressed natural gas. The City built a small CNG recharging station which could handle one vehicle for overnight charging.
The city made a second push into CNG and propane in 1992, and the leap to CNG-powered heavy duty refuse trucks in 2010. Milwaukee has two CNG stations for its trucks and ever-expanding CNG fleet of vehicles, which now includes cars and vans. These stations also dispense CNG to all consumers public and private through credit card sales.
As of June 2016, Fleet Services is taking advantage of new technology, as demonstrated here by Joel Lierman. Joel is working on a Power Balance test for a vehicle to determine a misfire problem.
Fleet Services performs Engine Diagnostics while using an information system that offers the flexibility of wireless scanning and Wi-Fi. Work is done while staying connected and having the freedom to work from anywhere in the service bay.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT at Central Garage
Fleet Services Heavy Equipment repair team consists of over 40 hard working technicians, electricians and welders. Keep up the great work!
LIGHT EQUIPMENT at Central Garage
Fleet Services Light Equipment repair team consists of over 23 hard working vehicle service technicians. Nice job TEAM!