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PREFACE 0. Preface
Fleet Organization, Mission, and Responsibilities 1. Fleet Organization, Mission, and Responsibilities
Performance Metrics 2. Performance Metrics
Official Use of Vehicles 3. Official Use of Vehicles
Asset Management 4. Asset Management
Vehicle Acquisition 5. Vehicle Acquisition
5.1 Acquisition Alternatives
5.1.1 Purchase Versus Lease
5.1.2 Purchasing New Vehicles
5.1.3 Purchasing Used Vehicles
5.1.4 GSA Leasing
5.1.5 Commercial Leasing
5.1.6 Rentals
5.1.7 Demonstration Equipment
5.2 Ordering Vehicles
5.2.1 Vehicle Size
5.2.2 Vehicle Specifications
5.2.3 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program
5.2.4 Vehicle Replacement Schedule by Class
5.3 New Vehicle Deliveries, Marking, and Registration
5.3.1 In-Servicing
5.3.2 Exchange of Old Vehicle for New Replacement
5.3.3 Record-Keeping Requirements
5.3.4 New Vehicle Acceptance
5.3.5 Vehicle Identification Systems
5.3.6 New Vehicle Quality Assurance
5.4 Acquisition of Medium and Heavy Duty Versus Light Duty Vehicles
Alternative Fueled Vehicles 6. Alternative Fueled Vehicles
Fleet Maintenance 7. Fleet Maintenance
Vehicle Disposal 8. Vehicle Disposal
Fuel Management 9. Fuel Management
Contractor Use of Government Vehicles 10. Contractor Use of Government Vehicles
Forms and Reports   Driver's Handbook
Forms and Reports   Forms and Reports
Reference Materials   References
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Definitions   Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Definitions
Useful Web Links   Web Links
Frequently Asked Questions   FAQ


NASA Official Fleet Management Handbook

Vehicle Acquisition

Vehicle Identification Systems

The most basic and essential identification number for any vehicle or piece of equipment is the manufacturer’s VIN. A unique NASA “Vehicle Number” shall also be assigned to every fleet unit so that, in the event of a consolidation of NASA fleet data, there will be no duplicates. For vehicles carrying a NASA or GSA license plate, the license number shall serve as the NASA Vehicle Number to be used in fleet management information systems and most reports.

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Last Updated: 08/30/2005 07:43 PM