FLEET SERVICES SECTION
APWA - AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION
The Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award was presented to the City of Milwaukee, Department of Public Works on May 7, 2018.
Accepting the Award: (left to right) Jeff Tews, Mary Bengsch, Jeff Smith and Laura Daniels.
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 2018. The awards program recognizes 50 Leading Fleets representing the best in the industry that are performing at high levels in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency. Fleet Services has been recognized in the Leading Fleets program every year since 2014; consistently ranking within the top 30.
As global non-renewable energy stocks dwindle and fuel prices increase, Fleet Services continually works to improve air quality, promoting environmental sustainability, which exercising sound financial management. Fleet Services is involved in many facets of "Greening the Fleet" to include: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Electric Vehicles (EV), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or "propane", reducing greenhouse gas in the process.
Shown above are photos of an Eco-Infused vehicle, a CNG Cart Lifter and a Hybrid Electric Aerial Truck.
Fleet Services has been involved in "alternative fuel" charged vehicles as far back as 1980, and made a second push into CNG and propane in 1992. We have approximately 4,500 pieces of fleet equipment including 2,600 motorized units and expanding CNG powered fleet. By 2010, we have powered heavy duty refuse trucks to now include: 50 CNG refuse trucks, 3 cars and 5 vans. The City of Milwaukee has two charging stations. These stations are located at our Lincoln Yard (3921 West Lincoln) and at our Ruby Yard (3100 West Congress) to dispense CNG to all consumers, public and private, through credit card sales.
Shown above are photos of a CNG Car, a CNG Automated Packer and a CNG Cargo Van.
The Patch Truck blows out the pot hole, mixes an emulsion in the truck to make tar, fills the pot hole then tops it off with stones. The patch hardens as the water evaporates out of the emulsion. You can drive on it right away.
Shown above are two photos of a Patch Truck.
The Sign Truck is a sign maintenance shop on wheels; equipped with an 11 foot long utility body and custom features for installing, repairing and removing sign posts from the ground. There is ample storage onboard for new signposts; and all hardware for installing the signs used throughout the City of Milwaukee. This truck also features a 120 volt, 3000 watt electric power inverter for any electric hand tools needed to repair and maintain the signs.
Shown above are two photos of the sign truck including storage.
LIGHT EQUIPMENT REPAIRS AT CENTRAL GARAGE
These are photos of a DPW Pool Vehicle, a Patch Truck and a Dump Truck being repaired.
Fleet Services Light Equipment repair team consists of over 23 hard-working vehicle service technicians. Nice job TEAM!
Meet Vehicle Service Technicians Robert Johnson, Andrew Suchy and Zack Cronick.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIRS AT CENTRAL GARAGE
These are photos of a Sensor Truck, a Dump Trunk, and a Refuse Packer on a service lift.
Fleet Services Heavy Equipment repair team consists of over 40 hard-working technicians, electricians and welders. Keep up the great work!
Meet our Vehicle Service Technicians Tom Udee and Jason Maline working on vehicles.
MEET THE TEAM
Meet both teams that keep things running smoothly. Fleet Services consists of two sections in DPW Fleet Operations: Fleet Light and Heavy Repairs and Fleet Dispatch.
The Fleet Dispatch team process around 300 calls per day and schedules approximately 400 operators, support staff and laborers for Environmental Services, Street Maintenance and Sewer Maintenance.
Our Communications Assistants and dedicated Supervisors who ensure safety is always first are: Kay W., Amy T., Judy H., Rochelle M., Kelly B., Suzanne B, LaShaunda J.,Samantha H., Dan L., Arlanda F., and Chuck W.
Fleet Repairs works hard every day for DPW and the Milwaukee Police Department. Great TEAMWORK!
Fleet Services started taking advantage of new technology, as demonstrated in the photo by Joel Lierman. Joel is working on a Power Balance test for a vehicle to determine a misfire problem. Fleet Services performs Engine Diagnostics 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.
In the City's notification system, Fleet Dispatch utilizes custom fields to notify drivers of their next day assignments. This information includes the Truck Number, Location, Area Route, Start Time and Miscellaneous Notes for the driver. This system allows the Communications Assistants in Dispatch to efficiently and effectively notify drivers and use real-time reports documenting the notifications.
FLEET SERVICES - TIRE SHOP
In a perfect world, we would not get flat tires and we wouldn't need a Tire Shop. Since we know that is not the case, let's get a glimpse of what the Tire Shop accomplishes:
- New DPW Tires - 1,164
- New MPD Tires - 1,098
- Recapped Tires - 619
- Repaired Tires - 2,179
- Calls for Service - 2,558
- Light Shop Work - 1,432
- Police Shop Work - 1,529
- Night Service Calls - 546
Shown above are photos of various mounted spare tires, ready to go.