Contact: Denise Emsley
By Denise Emsley, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- In late July, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii will turn over approximate 87 government vehicles of various types in its fleet to an online auction company for disposal.
"The right sizing of our fleet of vehicles here at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is to meet the Secretary of the Navy's energy reduction goals," said Daniel McMoore, NAVFAC Hawaii Base Support Vehicle & Equipment director. "As required, we have been purchasing newer cars, trucks and vans that use alternative fuels and we now need to remove some of our excess vehicles."
Not only do the older vehicles not use alternative fuels; but they also require more maintenance which is costing NAVFAC Hawaii and its customer's dollars it cannot afford.
Three vehicles were sent to auction early in July to see how the online auction company would perform. An additional 84 vehicles are being sent for auction at the end of July. There are a variety of models ranging from full size pickups such as Chevy 1500 Silverado's to compact Dodge Dakotas, and step vans to utility vans. All vehicles model year ranges from 1994 to 2004.
The online auction vendor is called Copart USA.
Anyone interested in more information on the auction process, when Hawaii auction's will be held, and find the vehicles NAVFAC Hawaii is selling should go to Copart USA's public website.
"We look forward to adjusting our vehicle inventory data to reflect the departure of these various means of transportation," said McMoore. "In addition, we have some heavy equipment such as utility basket trucks, tractors, trailers, and numerous construction equipment is lined up for a future auction."