Fleet Maintenance

Delivering on Safe, Reliable Service

Our teams empower the freedom to move every day, thanks to safe, reliable and innovative solutions. One of the ways we deliver on this commitment is in the way we maintain and protect over 12,000 vehicles and other assets of the transportation entities we serve. And clients know they can trust us with their most valuable asset – their name!

Our clients make massive investments in vehicles and infrastructure. Transdev is a responsible steward of safeguarding those assets. We bring global expertise, coupled with our local commitment, to deliver on high standards in fleet and infrastructure maintenance.

Through the sheer scale of our operations from contract locations across the country, we collect enormous amounts of data. We track items such as parts usage and maintenance task records in a consolidated database. Using proprietary algorithms on this data, we ensure compliance and empower our teams with added context to ensure a proactive approach to maintenance. We are focused on safely extending the life of our clients’ fleets.

We’re Ready to Work With Your Fleet

With experience on diesel, CNG and electric bus fleets our maintenance technicians specialize in bringing a wide skill set to perform diagnostic and predictive repairs that keep fleets on the road and in revenue service.

We create a customized maintenance plan for each location to accommodate specific fleet types, climates, local operating conditions and specific requirements of our clients. Our customized local maintenance programs may have different requirements and specifications.

Preventive maintenance planning

Based upon a review of daily mileage readings (life miles) and the number of elapsed miles since the previous preventative maintenance inspection (PMI), inspections are initiated using the Transdev PMI checklist.

Everyone is responsible for maintenance

All employees are trained to identify potential maintenance issues so that service is not disrupted.

Monitoring and tracking repairs and parts

Transdev uses customized fleet management software as a platform for maintenance management systems. This software provides vehicle schedules for the PMI program, ensures on-time compliance, maintains vehicle histories, manages parts inventory, and tracks fuel, oil and other consumables.

Maintenance audits

Our regional maintenance directors are tasked with regularly auditing and reviewing the performance of their transit systems, as well as ensuring that local staff has the resources and training they need.

Beyond preventative
An intimate knowledge of all parts of a vehicle translates to increased maintenance efficiencies. With a 6,000-vehicle fleet constantly providing new data points, our unique algorithms learn when every tire needs a rotation in advance of the scheduled PMI.
Technology helps our garages move beyond standard preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance. Cloud-based alerts can notify technicians immediately of a potential problem.
Once armed with wrenches, technicians now carry tablets as the most important instrument in diagnosing problems. They work through specially designed programs and processes to reduce vehicle downtime and ensure productivity and high standards for PMIs and repairs.
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Leaders in Electric Buses

Our expertise in the emerging field of electric buses continues to grow. Starting in 2018 Transdev will maintain the only all-electric fleet in the country. Across the world we operate and maintain more than 10 percent of all electric buses outside of Asia. As the popularity of electric buses is set to increase every year, our knowledge will only help extend the life of electric fleets.

Transdev’s industry reputation is electric buses is so robust that our technicians are certified to make warranty repairs for a major electric bus manufacturer.

Investing in our people
It’s simple: we want the best technicians in our garages. To help develop an outstanding roster in every location, we award bonuses for technicians willing to take additional classes on ever-changing maintenance practices. We proudly claim several Blue Seal Certified garages from the ASE.

Streetcar Maintenance

The differences in maintenance requirements between buses and streetcars is vast.

To train staff at new locations, we send maintenance personnel to our streetcar systems throughout the country. It’s this global collaboration that helps Transdev maintain its status as the national leader in streetcar operations.

We’ve witnessed initial launches—a crucial period in the life of a streetcar system— stall in locations that attempted to apply the same maintenance procedures in the rail yard as the bus yard.

Streetcars are unique in all aspects. From underground or overhead catenary wiring, the vehicles, the routes and the rights of way: the entire composition of each location will determine the maintenance needs of the system. Once again, Transdev draws from our global best practices operating successful streetcar and tram systems.

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