Most of the County's rolling equipment is assigned for a department's use.
- For questions or more information, please contact Fleet Management at (727) 582-3000 - E-mail.
- Knowledge of vehicle/equipment operating parameters
- Familiarity with the vehicle Operator’s Manual
- Heavy Equipment routine maintenance - 10 Hour Service
- Vehicle routine maintenance (schedule)
- Prompt attention to deficiencies (schedule when needed)
- Vehicle/equipment care and cleanliness
- Vehicle Security: Prior to delivering your vehicle to one of Fleet Management's facilities for service, please follow these guidelines:
- Secure all tools, special equipment, etc. under lock and key or remove them from the vehicle. Fleet Management is not responsible for loss or damage while the vehicle is in one of our facilities
- Ensure all compartments are accessible if your vehicle is in for electrical work, welding, or other major repairs.
- Unattended Vehicles:
If for some reason, you must leave your vehicle unattended for an extended period of time. Please follow these procedures to ensure vehicle security:
- Remove the keys and make sure the emergency or parking brakes are set.
- Lock the vehicle (including all tool boxes).
- Park all vehicles is a secure location, and if leaving a vehicle overnight, ensure the vehicle is in a well-lit area.
- Misuse, Abuse & Neglect:
Fleet Management has the responsibility of documentation & reporting of improper vehicle usage to ensure Pinellas County equipment and vehicles are kept in top running order not only ensuring the safety of our using department's operators, but also the citizen's who may become exposed to our equipment every day. The areas covered are:
- Misuse- When it has become evident the vehicle or equipment has been used beyond its design capabilities.
- Abuse- When a vehicle or equipment has sustained damage or parts failure due to the disregard for the longevity of the unit. This could be as a result of a lack of training, awareness, or possible indifference of the operator.
- Neglect- When the condition of the vehicle or equipment displays lack of proper care, maintenance, or inadequate lubrication. This could be due to work scheduling, operator indifference, or disregard for proper operation.
- Vehicle Registration: should always be available in the clip-on holder on the visor. If your vehicle is in need of a copy of the registration, or if your assigned vehicle's license plate is missing, contact Fleet Management immediately and report the loss. We will arrange for a replacement of the license plate or registration.