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Lane Named Technician of the Month for October

October 31, 2012

Corey Lane, Mechanic II with the City of Loveland, Colo.'s, fleet management department.
Corey Lane, Mechanic II with the City of Loveland, Colo.'s, fleet management department.

TORRANCE, CAGovernment Fleet magazine has named Corey Lane, Mechanic II with the City of Loveland, Colo.’s fleet management department, its Technician of the Month for October. Lane is an ASE-certified mechanic with more than 26 years of experience. He is also ASE Master Truck, ASE Master Automotive, and EVT Master Technician certified.

Lane is the primary technician for the Loveland Fire Authority’s 42 pieces of fire apparatus. He also diagnoses complex issues with heavy equipment for the fleet department. One of Lane’s key achievements in Loveland’s fleet department is his working relationship with the City’s fire department. Steve Kibler, fleet manager for the City, said two of Lane’s most valuable skills are his ability to perform vehicle and equipment system failure analysis and to come up with design improvements.

“Corey intuitively saw the weak link in this customer chain and proactively approached frontline firefighters with training on various system operations and mechanical design,” Kibler said. “Through this effort, Corey gained the respect and confidence of the entire dept. Firefighters began to trust Corey and more importantly, trust fleet to be their go-to service provider. Because Corey's skill and talent is so high, the comeback rate for fire apparatus has been zero - for years!”

Lane inspects one of Loveland's firefighting equipment assets.
Lane inspects one of Loveland's firefighting equipment assets.

Kibler said Lane conducts training to familiarize firefighters with various aspects of vehicle performance, such as heavy-duty ABS and how it functions, engine braking versus exhaust braking, how electrical load management systems work, and CSA 2010 and how it affects emergency equipment, among other types of training. Kibler added that Lane is a star player on the fire department’s amateur hockey team.

“Congratulations Bull Dog!” Kibler added.

Fleet managers interested in nominating a staff technician for this recognition program can sign up for Fleet Toolbox (for free) here and then submit a nomination via the form on the Technician of the Month submissions page once logged into Fleet Toolbox. You can also read more about the Technician of the Month program here.

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