Fleet is a recharge unit (other than a small portion of general funds in the Berkeley Bus program) and we must recover our expenses from our customer base. We recently (Fall, 2011) completed a thorough top to bottom analysis and re-structuring of our program's operations and financial structure. During this review we discovered that campus Department Controlled Vehicles (DCV) owners were receiving services from Fleet Services and not supporting the functions:
Additionally, Fleet discontinued the previous DMV rate and will be providing an annual safety inspection and equipment disposal services under the new DCV rate. Fleet also is developing a web portal for DCV campus equipment whereby departments (and other campuses) may review and identify possible equipment re-utilization opportunities prior to disposal at auction. When completed and expanded, we envision this online tool will also enable units on campus to better utilize existing assets and share equipment across departmental lines.