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Fleet Replacement Guidelines

 

Vehicle Type
Recommended Standard
Industry Standard *
Sedans and Passenger Vehicles
8 years and 175,000 miles
5 years or 100,000 miles
Vans (passenger and cargo)
10 years and 150,000 miles
8 years or 100,000 miles
SUV and Light Duty Pick-up Trucks
10 years and 150,000 miles
8 years or 120,000 miles
Pickups (gasoline > 1 ton)
10 years and 175,000 miles
8 years or 120,000 miles
Pickups (diesel > 1 ton)
10 years and 200,000 miles
8 years or 150,000 miles
Dump Trucks
12 years and 250,000 miles
10 years or 150,000 miles
Heavy Trucks (>12,500 lbs.)
15 years and 250,000 miles
12 years or 150,000 miles
Other Vehicle Types
Recommended Standard
Industry Standard *
Motorcycles
6 years and 100,000 miles
4 years or 75,000 miles
Sheriff Patrol Vehicles (Marked)
6 years and 125,000 miles
5 years or 95,000 miles
Crime Lab, Special Ops
Sheriff Patrol Vehicles (Unmarked)
8 years and 150,000 miles
5 years or 95,000 miles
Ambulances
10 years and 100,000 miles
7 years or 70,000 miles
Medic / ALS / Radio Communication, Animal Control, K-9
10 years and 175,000 miles
8 years or 100,000 miles
MTA / FTA Funded Transit Buses (LRG)
12 years and 300,000 miles
10 years or 200,000 miles
MTA / FTA Funded Transit Buses (MED)
8 years and 250,000 miles
10 years or 200,000 miles
Non-Public School Buses
12 years and 200,000 miles
Indefinite period per MVA **
Equipment Type
Recommended Standard
Industry Standard *
Refuse Transfer Trailers
10 year minimum
6 year minimum
Equipment > 2 tons
12 years or 6,000 hours
10 years or 5,000 hours
Small Riding Equipment: Tractors, Mowers
15 years or 6,000 hours
12 years or 6,000 hours
Motor Graders, Dozers, Excavators
15 years or 9,000 hours
10 years or 7,000 hours
Heavy Off-Road: Backhoes, Loaders
15 years or 10,000 hours
10 years or 7,000 hours

Equipment is normally at a point of wear that merits retirement at around 6,000 to 7,000 hours, although 10,000 hours may be possible with proper maintenance. Recommended replacement guidelines for the following types of vehicles exceed industry averages and that for motorized equipment; age is less important as a criterion for replacement than engine hour operations.

Recommended replacement guidelines for fixed and add-on equipment such as light buses, radios, sirens, speakers, and tool boxes is ten (10) years. Add-on equipment with remaining useful life shall be re-conditioned and re-assigned whenever possible.


* Primary : National Association of Fleet Administrators. Recommended standard based on diesel fuel use.
** 12 years by COMAR 13.A.06.07.20, but not ≤ 15 years for public school buses per MVA. Insurance changes if >12 years). Public School owned vehicles replacement requests are submitted when the odometer reading reaches 100,000 miles.

ADDITIONAL REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES

Records indicate that a large portion of the fleet remains eligible for replacement. Replacement for other equipment will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, based on the historical repair costs, type of use (such as severe duty, mission critical or back-up), reliability and assessment of current condition. Vehicles may also be marked for replacement under the following conditions: Age and Mileage; Operating, Maintenance and Repair Costs; Residual Value; Depreciation; Condition and Utilization.