Controls Over Tools and Parts for Commercial-Type Vehicles at Fort Eustis, VA

PLRD-82-120: Published: Sep 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1982.

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GAO evaluated the controls of commercial-type vehicles at the motor pool of the Army Transportation Command. The review was part of a recently completed survey of controls used at Government motor pools to prevent loss and theft of automotive tools and parts.

GAO found that the motor pool's control over spare parts and related equipment was inadequate. Specifically, the motor pool had neither accurate records of its spare tires, jacks, and lug wrenches nor adequate procedures to prevent or detect any loss of those items. GAO concluded that the Army has begun improving such controls, but problems still remain.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

    Recommendation: The Commander, Army Training and Doctrine Command, should direct the Transportation Command to improve its controls over spare tires and associated equipment at the Fort Eustis motor pool by: (1) maintaining accurate records of all spare tires, jacks, and lug wrenches; and (2) verifying that such items are in vehicles on return to the motor pool.

    Agency Affected: Department of Defense: Department of the Army: U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command


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