March 28, 2022
Fleet Electrification: How Technician and Staff Roles Will Evolve
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This Fast Forward video, hosted by Fleet Forward Editor Chris Brown, takes a look at the new needs and considerations fleet and maintenance technicians need in the electrified environment. Hear from Al Curtis, director fleet management for Cobb County Georgia, about the importance of and investment in training and service needs today.
🎙 Conversation topics include:
The technician’s role in the shift in maintenance needs from ICE engines to EVs, including what might fall under warranty coverage.
Training needed for today’s technicians.
How to work with outside maintenance shops and know the value of various maintenance needs on electric vehicles.
What other fleet systems and technology needs to be evaluated in the EV transition.
Long-term roadmaps and big-picture meetings with upper management and other staff.
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⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:57 Maintenance needs for EVs
2:55 Handling unscheduled maintenance
3:53 Reallocation of techs?
4:53 In-house vs. third-party techs
6:23 Current training programs
7:50 Fleet management systems and EVs
12:50 Educating management