Fleet Maintenance - 706.653-4079

Drale Short
   Fleet Maintenance is responsible for the preventive maintenance and repairing of 1,260 vehicles and 1,600 pieces of equipment. These vehicles and equipment are assigned to departments throughout the Columbus Consolidated Government.

Drale Short - Deputy Director, Budget, Logistics,
& Fleet Manager


Fleet Administration 706.225.4955
Fax 706.653.4172
Car Shop 706.225.4958
Truck Shop 706.225.4797
Heavy Equipment Repair Shop 706.563.6751
NAPA 706.320.0353

Fleet Maintenance Responsibilities

  The buying of vehicles and equipment is handled through the City's Purchasing Division. To be placed on the "Vendor List" contact them at (706) 653-4287 / Fax 653-4109.
Small equipment and supplies costing less than $5,000 is purchased by the Fleet Senior Buyer, who can be reached at (706) 225-4798 / Fax 653-4172.
  The other end of the spectrum, the selling of salvaged vehicles and equipment, is accomplished through an annual auction usually held in October. For details please contact the Purchasing Division of the Finance Department: (706) 653-4087.
  There are a total of thirty-nine employees in Fleet Maintenance. Thirty-four are maintenance technicians and five are administrative and support personnel.

If you are interested in applying for a position (Auto Repair Technician, Truck Repair Technician, Body and Paint Technician, Small Engine Repair Technician, Heavy equipment Mechanic, Tire Repair Technician, Administrative/Clerical), please contact the Human Resources Department at (706) 653-4059.

There are six shops within Fleet Maintenance. These are: Car Shop, Truck Shop, Heavy Equipment Repair Shop, Body Shop, Small Engine Shop, and Tire Shop.
  Parts are currently purchased through a contract with NAPA. An integrated NAPA store is located within the Fleet Complex. They can be reached at (706) 320-0353.
Supply Warehouse
  A supply warehouse is located within the Fleet Complex and provides cleaning supplies, small hand tools and accessories, and other miscellaneous high use items used by departments throughout the City. Warehouse products are procured through a competitive bid pricing system.
Motor Fuel
  Fleet Maintenance receives and dispenses over a million gallons of fuel annually. Fuel is purchased by competitive bid pricing through the Purchasing Division.
  Fleet Maintenance is located at 1011 Cusseta Road, at the corner of Cusseta Road and Tenth Avenue. All shops are located at this location with the exception of the Heavy Equipment Repair Shop which is located just off Schatulga Road at the Pine Grove Sanitary Landfill.

Routine Operations

This division receives maintenance, repair, custodial, painting and small addition calls from all departments within the City. Work orders are completed and given to the proper personnel so prompt action can be taken.


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