Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance

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Director: Sam Hugley


Click here to watch a brief video about the Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Department



1122 Seventh Street
Macon, GA 31206

P: (478) 751-9101

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_tabs][vc_tab title=”Department Overview” tab_id=”1386097817-1-475f93-b4f1″][vc_column_text]The Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Department is a full service facility focusing on preventative maintenance, operational efficiency and continual fleet availability in order to serve the citizens of Macon while delivering  high-quality services. This department manages a fleet of over 1600 vehicles/equipment assigned to various Macon-Bibb County Departments. The Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Department now houses the Macon Transit Authority’s maintenance division. Our day-to-day operations are driven by our goal to keep the city rolling safely, efficiently, and “greening-the-fleet”. Maintaining vehicle performance is paramount and quality service is key.

Conservation & Awareness

Macon-Bibb County lead the way in alternative fuel initiatives over 10 years ago with the installation of both propane and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel ports. The Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Department supports this commitment through the use of alternate fuel vehicles, hybrid pilot programs, and securing grant funding for emission control efforts.

In April 2009, Macon-Bibb County Vehicle Maintenance Department participated in a MACK Hybrid Refuse Vehicle test program that provides the use of Model LEU for daily garbage collection within Macon-Bibb County . This Electric powered hybrid has powered by an electric motor with a nominal voltage of 600V. We hope you will join us in thinking green!

We consider community and employee involvement a key component of our awareness goals. The Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Department has a history of sponsoring car care clinics, youth internship programs and career development fairs. These are viable venues for educating the community and users of the importance of conserving valuable fuel resources, familiarity with their vehicles and also career opportunities. We also issue Public Service announcements through internal emails and local broadcast channel 14 on the topic of car care and preservation. For additional information and publications, please contact Royces B. Foreman at 478-751-9102.

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The Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Department supplies fuel for the entire Macon-Bibb County  fleet. The fleet is powered by 100% alternative fuel or fuel blend {B20, E10, Propane, Compressed Natural Gas [CNG], Electric, Diesel and Gasoline} facilitated by three fueling stations. These fuel facilities are conveniently located at 1122 Seventh Street, 505 Tenth Street and the Macon Municipal Airport (Lot 682 Eric Drive) operating 24 hours a day – seven days a week.

Interesting Fact:
The Vehicle Maintenance department is the only Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) provider for Macon-Bibb owned vehicles.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Parts” tab_id=”1386098461315-2-55f93-b4f1″][vc_column_text]The Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Parts Room is located on-site and operates under the Just-On-Time supply system; which provides a fifteen minute or less delivery of parts and minimizes overhead. This allows us to maintain an impressive $20,000 inventory.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Repair & Maintenance” tab_id=”1386170339601-3-65f93-b4f1″][vc_column_text]Blue Seal of Excellence

Macon-Bibb County’s fleet is serviced and maintained by our team of ASE Certified technicians. Our service staff focuses on preventative maintenance through monitoring and tracking the condition of the vehicles to ensure efficiency and safety. It is a tremendous asset to have the same mechanics working on familiar equipment, affording reduced expenses and user confidence. The 12 member repair and maintenance staff is responsible for proper diagnosis and competent repair. The on-call repair staff offers flexibility of services and availability during unforeseen emergencies such as severe weather and road calls.

Interesting Fact:
The Macon-Bibb County  Vehicle Maintenance repair technicians work under the Flat Rate System,which has sparked the interest of several municipalities and fleet maintenance operations who request to model and/or tour our facilities.

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The Buying and selling of vehicles and equipment is a combined effort of The Macon-Bibb County Finance(Purchasing Division) and Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance Departments. Vendors List and Bid Calls are handled through the Finance Department’s Purchasing Division. The Vehicle Maintenance Department’s role is to assist Macon-Bibb County departments with writing specifications for vehicles/equipment, provide justification analysis for vehicle replacements, and manage surplus or salvaged inventory, vehicles and equipment.

Macon-Bibb County utilizes on-site and online auction methods to sell salvaged vehicles, equipment and surplus inventory.

For additional information you may contact Sam Hugley, Vehicle Maintenance Director at 478-751-9106 or Carla Byrd, Purchasing Agent/Buyer 478-751-7240.

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