Efficient management of a vehicle fleet involves the continuous and successful execution of four functions: Procurement; Inspection and Testing; Preventive and Corrective Maintenance; and Management Information System. For bus and rail-vehicle purchasers, the relative strengths of competitive manufacturers may suggest that life-cycle cost or negotiated procurement may be more economical than a simple low bid. Long-term procurement can enable the buyer to budget purchases and the supplier to count on a base of business well defined in volume. Production inspection and tests assures that manufacturing discrepancies have been corrected and form the basis for the owner's preventive/corrective maintenance program. The ratio of preventive to corrective maintenance depends on vehicle age and the user's ability to tolerate unscheduled breakdowns. Continuous monitoring of fluids consumption is important along with tracking of performance of vital components. Training and supervision are also crucial. The management information system must provide information for supervisors, managers and policy makers so that the utilization of scarce resources will be maximized.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ATE Management and Service Company, Incorporated

    617 Vine Street, Suite 800
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45202
  • Authors:
    • WARD, P E
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 21-35
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    • Publisher: Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Winter
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM