The contemporary problems faced by transit maintenance managers are more complex than those faced in the past. The recent escalation of costs is evidence that existing practices cannot efficiently tackle the fleet management problems of today. The purpose of the Bus Fleet Management Techniques Guide is to provide transit maintenance managers with methods that they can use to derive information for maintenance planning and fleet management. The Guide covers three basic areas: 1) statistical analysis of component and part failure mileages for use in maintenance planning, 2) life cycle economic analysis for component and bus replacement and procurement decision-making, and 3) non-technical methodologies for the planning of maintenance management information systems. The Guide contains easy-to-follow examples derived from actual transit system maintenance records. All techniques can be done using inexpensive scientific calculators. A set of 19 work sheets is provided to facilitate the computations. Some chapters have study questions to further explain the methodologies.

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    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    Oklahoma Highway and Transportation Engineering Center
    Norman, OK  United States  73069

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    University Research and Training Program, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Maze, T H
    • Cook, A R
    • DUTTA, U
  • Publication Date: 1985-8

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 337 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OK-11-0004-85-1
  • Contract Numbers: OK-11-0004
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1987 12:00AM