Clayton County utilizes more than 600 service vehicles in support of government support operations, not including public safety. Service vehicles average age exceeded of 12 years and well over 100,000 miles. As the age and mileage of vehicles increased, so did annual repair costs and the amount of vehicle downtime due to repair. Vehicle safety concerns also increased for many older vehicles.
Joint funding was approved to use both SPLOST and capital fund sources to begin replacing the aging fleet. Prioritization was given based on vehicle age and mileage. This will reduce annual cost to maintain and repair vehicles, reduce major repairs and, improve vehicle availability. In all 83 service vehicles are being replaced among 15 County departments. Of these 53 are funded by SPLOST and 30 by the General Fund.