Fleet MaintenanceFleet Maintenance

The Fleet Services Department provides major and minor repairs to all county vehicles and equipment, field repairs, tire road services on equipment and make vehicles/ equipment safe as possible for our customers and citizens of Horry County. The fleet maintenance department provides major and minor repairs to all county vehicles and heavy equipment and provide an on-the-road tire service.


Functions

  • Provides minor and major repairs to over 1200 pieces of vehicles and equipment.
  • Provides field services for repairs on equipment and some tire road service.
  • Maintains an extensive Vehicle Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Maintains an extensive Vehicle Replacement Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of repairs does Fleet Service do?
Fleet Service provides repair service for all types. This includes but is not limited to lawnmowers, police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, dump trucks, motor graders, doziers, and other various types of equipment.
How many vehicles does Horry County have?
Horry County has over 891 vehicles and 343 pieces of heavy equipment.
How does the replacement program work?
The vehicle replacement program is based on a point system. Points are assigned in categories of year of vehicle, mileage, type of service, general overall condition, number of repairs per month, and the cost of repairs over the life of vehicle.

Common Terms

Official Use:
Conducting County business only, unless otherwise authorized by policy.
Equipment Replacement Reserve:
A reserve account whose purpose is to build an accumulation of funds over the life of a vehicle that amounts to the cost to replace the vehicle at the end of the vehicle's planed life.
Replacement Schedule:
A program that lists replacement dates and anticipates the cost for replacement for each vehicle.
Rolling and Fixed Stock:
All licensed County vehicles.
Excess Stock:
Excess rolling and fixed stock including those vehicles and pieces of equipment that are to be replaced and those that are no longer necessary to supply the County's services through ownership.
Salvage Value:
The estimated current value at the time that it is scheduled to be replaced.
Spare Vehicle:
Vehicle used on a rotational basis to maintain continuity of departmental operations.
Equipment Life:
A predetermined period of time that it is economical to own a particular vehicle prior to replacement.
Exclusive Assignment Restricted:
The authorized use of a County vehicle within Horry County by a designated County employee/position for the purposes of efficiently and effectively performing County business.
Eight Hour Assignment:
The assigned use of County vehicle by a designated employee/position for the efficient and effective performance of County business during the respective employee's work schedule.
Half-Life Service:
A comprehensive vehicle inspection and service that includes a tune-up (new spark plugs and plug wires), and flushing of the brake, transmission, coolant, and injector systems.

Major Projects

  • Implementation of updated computer software program.
  • Purchase of new replacement vehicles.

Interesting Facts

  • Fleet Service generated and completed over 8,400 work orders during the FY08 budget year
  • The vehicle replacement program is starting year 11 and progressing well
  • A comprehensive preventive maintenance program that was implemented in August of 1997, has been enhanced to include a half‑life service (a comprehensive vehicle inspection and service that includes a tune-up (new spark plugs and plug wires), and flushing of the brake, transmission, coolant, and injector systems)

Department Well

Department Head
Greg Bratcher (Interim)
Contact
Phone: (843) 915-5200
Fax: (843) 915-6201
Mailing Address
4457 Privetts Road
Conway, SC 29526
Physical Address
4457 Privetts Road
Conway, SC 29526
Office Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday

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