Creation of the Fleet Preventative Maintenance (PM) Shop
Monday Apr 11th, 2016
The DGS Fleet Management Division made a change to the operations of the Truck Shop, which created a new group, within the Truck Shop, that works only on PMs (and the minor repairs required thereafter) to increase efficiency and improve wait times. The advantage of having this crew is that they can more rapidly get the PMs performed, because they do not need to factor in other work (breakdowns, large repairs, etc.) in their prioritization of Work Orders. The data indicates that in the first month of the crew being in place, the wait time for a PM to be performed dropped from 15 days to 7. Volume-wise, the number of PMs being performed in December in the Truck Shop increased from 46 in 2013 and 59 in 2014, to 78 in 2015.