The DPW Fleet Management Administration (FMA) keeps the District government operating by repairing and maintaining more than 3,000 vehicles used for all city services except police, fire, corrections and schools. FMA also fuels all 6,000 DC government vehicles, including school buses, fire and trash trucks, street sweepers and the vehicles used in the Snow and Ice Control Program. DC government agencies also rely on Fleet’s expertise when acquiring new vehicles to meet program needs.
District government’s annual Truck Touch event features a wide array of vehicles used daily to provide government services. Street sweepers, fire engines, hook and ladder trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, one-stop mobile health and employment vans, mountain bikes, Segways, bucket trucks, snow plows, trash trucks, wreckers, and police vehicles – including a helicopter and a horse – all have been displayed.
Throughout the year, Fleet brings vehicles to schools to give children a hands-on experience.