Equipment Management's mission is to specify and maintain a large and diverse equipment fleet and automated fuel system which operates in a multifaceted environment by City employees who may not have the benefit of structured instructions on equipment characteristics or performance.
The department maintains a diversified fleet of over 2,200 pieces of rolling stock that includes police cars, refuse trucks, ambulances, fire trucks, construction equipment, etc. The replacement cost of this fleet is estimated at 90 million dollars. A complement of 47 automotive service technicians and 7 assistant automotive service technicians process an average of 110 vehicles per day.
The City of Birmingham is committed to alternative fueled vehicles. The diesel fleet uses B-20 bio-diesel fuel and E-85 Ethanol fueled vehicles will be introduced in 2008.
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