City of Bowie, Md., extends Fleetpro contract

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The City of Bowie, Md., has extended its contract with Fleetpro – a provider of preventive maintenance and inspection services, products and information to vehicle and equipment fleet users – to provide onsite maintenance and inspection of city-owned vehicles through 2015. Fleetpro will continue to service about 113 public works, sanitation, transportation, and recreation and parks vehicles to Prince George’s County’s largest municipality, as it has since 1996.

“Bowie’s vehicles are located throughout the city and unable to be worked on during regular business hours because they are in operation,” says Jackie Tayman, Fleetpro contact manager. “The comprehensive off-hours service offered by Fleetpro is cost-effective and allows for more productivity by city employees because their vehicles remain available to them when they most need them.”

FleetPro says its partnership with Bowie, which has grown into the third-largest and fifth most-populated city in Maryland, and Fleetpro has lessened the city’s need for big-ticket capital expenditures while freeing up city-employed maintenance personnel for other important assignments.

Fleetpro has worked with Bowie since 1996 and in 2005 was awarded a five-year contract with a five-year option to handle maintenance and inspection of city-owned vehicles. In May, the town’s government voted to exercise the option, which runs through 2015.

Baltimore-based Fleetpro is under contract to perform similar maintenance with other jurisdictions, including Berwyn Heights, Hyattsville and College Park in Prince George’s County; Chevy Chase in Montgomery County; the City of Baltimore; and the District of Columbia.