The City of Tampa, Florida, is highlighting its fleet maintenance team's work.
In the past year, the team has:
- conducted nearly 500 in-house speedometer calibrations
- coordinated the outfitting for Tampa Police Department vehicles, including radios, lights, decals, and cages
- completed approximately 13,000 work orders, with more than 38,000 repairs completed
In honor of National Automotive Service Professionals Day, which was celebrated on June 12, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor visited the city's central fleet facility to thank the fleet maintenance team for their work and presented a proclamation to honor them, according to a release from the city.
“This week is all about thanking our fleet team for all they do to provide other City departments with the resources that they need to serve Tampa,” Castor said. “All of you are working hard, day in and day out to keep our city vehicles on the road and in great condition. We couldn’t do it without all of you. Every time a firefighter or police officer starts the engine of their unit to respond to a call, they depend on you. The Fleet team can take pride in knowing they, indirectly, have saved countless lives because our public safety units are able to respond to calls.”
The city's fleet maintenance team has 68 employees, servicing 3,500 vehicles and pieces of equipment, including light-duty and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
The city is working to complete a City Center, which will be home to 1,500 relocated light-duty vehicles. As part of the move, the city's fleet maintenance team will partner with the city's Workforce Team to provide new training opportunities in East Tampa.