Provided by Prince William County
It’s not just cars, vans, buses and trucks that Prince William County Fleet Management keeps in top condition. They are also responsible for the lawn mowers, weed whackers, paint sprayers, golf carts, bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoes and all manner of other equipment the county uses in its day-to-day operations.
In Fiscal Year 2018, which ended on June 30, there were 1,254 vehicles in the county’s fleet and 2,000 fuel filters used. They recycled 43,400 pounds of tires, 83,400 pounds of scrap metal and 463 gallons of engine coolant. The heavy equipment shop was heated using 3,127 gallons of recycled oil.
The number of parts fleet management keeps on hand tops 100,000 at any given time. The parts include everything from large engine parts to spark plugs to light bulbs to nuts and bolts.
Fleet Management recently was ranked in the top 50 of the 2018 Green Fleet Awards Contest. The contest is open to all federal, state and local government fleets in North America, according to the website for The 100 Best Fleets, which holds the contest.