The NYC DOT operates over 2,500 heavy- and medium-duty trucks and off-road specialized equipment pieces. DOT road repair units are among the highest maintenance equipment pieces in the fleet. As part of its shared services program, NYPD cares for DOT’s light-duty vehicles, allowing DOT mechanics and garages to focus on the specialized equipment unique to DOT’s mission.
NYC Fleet operates 36 dedicated repair facilities citywide. There is also some repair capacity at each DSNY collection garage.
In 2013, DOT lost a truck maintenance facility at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. This facility had serviced more than half of the fleet for DOT asphalt operations. In addition, DOT was bringing in trucks to support new initiatives and convert some specialized rentals to city-owned units.
Working with OMB and DCAS Real Estate and Fleet, then DOT Fleet Commissioner Conan Freud began working on a project to develop a new truck equipment shop for DOT in Brooklyn. His multi-year focus and coordination led to the now lease acquisition of a new space at Hamilton Place, commonly referred to as the "Bruno Building."
Conan passed away before seeing the fruits of his great work. Associate Deputy Commissioner Eric Dorcean kept the focus on this project, and repair work at the shop has now begun servicing heavy-duty DOT trucks. The facility has growth capacity, with the vision of a 24 hour, seven days a week truck shop. This site also has the potential to be a shared service location supporting heavy equipment from other agencies in the future.