Our Maintenance Philosophy
Vehicle fleets are a significant investment for transit organizations. When they entrust the maintenance of their vehicles to us as part of an operations contract, it is a major responsibility, and one that we take very seriously. We know that the quality of the vehicles speaks volumes about the quality of the service. Our commitment is to provide clean, safe, dependable and comfortable vehicles that meet on-time service requirements without maintenance-caused disruptions.
Our clients know that they can depend on us to help preserve and extend the value of their assets. Veolia Transportation has years of experience maintaining vehicles of every kind, from shuttle vans to double-decker buses to 60-foot articulated BRT buses. We successfully maintain 9,000 public transport vehicles for clients across North America over 120 transit contracts.
How do we do it? We follow proactive and rigorous scheduled maintenance procedures. We use the latest in diagnostic technology and inspect vehicles thoroughly at regular intervals to prevent service disruptions. We make sure that our maintenance personnel are well trained, and we provide experts from our national office to back them up. We conduct audits of all our facilities, followed up by action plans to remedy any issues.
In short, at Veolia Transportation we are committed to ensuring that the equipment we’re entrusted with operates safely and reliably for years to come. And we have a long track record of doing so—in both large and small transit systems across the country and throughout the world.
Our Maintenance Programs
Veolia Transportation has created comprehensive programs to establish and communicate our best practices, standards and procedures for maintenance in all of our contracts. Our base maintenance plan reflects our high internal standards, which often exceed what is required of us by the client. It also reflects the diversity of all our operating environments, because we operate in a wide variety of climates from the hot dry deserts of Las Vegas to the cold and snowy winters of Detroit.
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, but all have the following common elements: