Report: DOT still making fixes three years after audit
Posted June 5, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A new report by the North Carolina Office of the State Auditor says the state Department of Transportation hasn't fully implemented fixes recommended nearly three years ago to how it manages its heavy-equipment fleet.
The report, released Wednesday, says in part that, as of June 2012, 560 of the DOT's 22,000 pieces of heavy machinery had been used less than 20 percent of the time and that an annual process to analyze and take action on underused and idle equipment was not performed last year.
The DOT had agreed to a 50 percent utilization goal for all heavy equipment and also agreed to rewrite policy and procedures on how to better make use of the equipment.
In the report, the DOT responded, saying that it has since sold more than 1,200 pieces of underused equipment and that it is continuing to work on fixes recommended in the original report.