Fleet Management oversees the maintenance, acquisition, disposal, and fueling of the city’s vehicle and equipment fleet, totaling over 1,300 units. City of Lakeland’s vehicle fleet consists of automobiles, light, medium, and heavy trucks, construction and industrial equipment, utility and solid waste servicing vehicles, and other miscellaneous pieces of equipment. Annual fleet replacement purchases average 90-100 vehicles and equipment, totaling $5,000,000-$6,000,000. Fleet Management dispenses 1,000,000 gallons of fuel a year to the vehicle fleet.
Fleet Management provides maintenance service during day and evening shifts by a staff of 30 full-time employees and fueling service 24 hours a day. Scheduled service and non-scheduled repairs are performed on site, and work is also contracted out to commercial locations for specialized work such as accident repair and major component overhaul. Fleet Management also provides extensive fabrication and welding services as well as vehicle outfitting and body paint and repair. During emergency operations, Fleet Management performs emergency fueling, off-site maintenance, and generator support to sustain critical city functions. Fleet Management is proud to partner with Genuine Parts Company beginning in June 2010, hosting and operating a contracted parts store within Fleet’s maintenance facility. The parts store, dedicated to support only City of Lakeland’s vehicle fleet, provides extensive parts and material inventory to ensure required parts are available on demand.