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Our New Facility & What We Can’t Live Without
Can a New Fleet Facility Improve Tech Retention?

Can a New Fleet Facility Improve Tech Retention?

When the industry talks about how difficult it is to hire good technicians and retain them while being unable to match private sector pay, an updated fleet facility could be a major factor in attracting talent and keeping them motivated.

October 15, 2021

Reflecting on Building San Francisco’s $62M Fleet Facility
San Francisco Fleet Facility Tour

San Francisco Fleet Facility Tour

San Francisco opened its new Central Shops fleet service center in 2018. Here's a look at its heavy equipment and fire shops.

November 6, 2019

Tenn. Fleet Manager Barker to Retire
Former No. 1 Fleet Opens $7.5M Facility

Former No. 1 Fleet Opens $7.5M Facility

San Bernardino County, Calif., has completed the construction of a new fleet maintenance facility, replacing an existing leased facility that had become inadequate for fleet needs.

June 12, 2019

New Fleet Facility Keeps Utah Technicians Indoors

New Fleet Facility Keeps Utah Technicians Indoors

Technicians at the City of Provo, Utah, appreciate the city’s new $4.8 million fleet facility — it keeps them inside when working on vehicles, which is especially important during freezing cold winters and scorching summer heat.

May 11, 2018

EV Charging Pilot Minimizes Calif. County’s Energy Use Spikes

EV Charging Pilot Minimizes Calif. County’s Energy Use Spikes

Alameda County, Calif., is working on an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot. Called the Smart Charging Pilot Program, it allows the building’s EV chargers to communicate and the DC fast charger to override other chargers when it’s in use.

October 27, 2017

Ill. Forest Preserve to Build $9M Fleet Facility
More Opportunities Than Challenges at Tampa

More Opportunities Than Challenges at Tampa

The City of Tampa, Fla., fleet has hit its stride, with a staff consisting of a dream team, support from department heads, and an interim fleet manager keen on networking with neighboring fleets.

November 23, 2016

San Diego County Opens $22M Fleet Facility

San Diego County Opens $22M Fleet Facility

San Diego County, Calif., opened its $22 million fleet facility building in May. The structure consists of a 45,000-square-foot ground floor fleet service operation and four levels of parking for fleet vehicles and county employees.

June 28, 2016

Wis. City Considers $30M Consolidated Fleet Shop
Ideas for Solving Common Problems in Fleet

Ideas for Solving Common Problems in Fleet

If another fleet manager or a consultant reviewed your operation today, what would he or she say? Fleet professionals discuss common fleet deficiencies and how to fix them.

March 2, 2015

Getting Help from Your Neighbors

Getting Help from Your Neighbors

A neighboring fleet manager touring your shop can often clearly see what could be improved that you can’t see because it has become part of the way the shop functions.

November 5, 2014

10 Features of Modern Fleet Facilities

10 Features of Modern Fleet Facilities

From Wi-Fi to smart vehicle lifts and fluid distribution systems, modern fleet facilities have features that improve technicians’ work environments.

November 5, 2014

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