American Public Works Association National Convention!
Barrientos Design and Consulting’s staff members, Norman Barrientos and Isabelle Jardas, had the opportunity to present a recently researched and created seminar titled “The Fleet Garage of the Future” last week in San Diego at the American Public Works Association (APWA) National Convention. Joining our team was Josh Turley, CEO of the Fleet Management Company RTA. Drawing from our extensive industry experience, we’ve observed how the introduction of new technology can lead to changes that have ripple effects on fleet and facility operations, affecting them in technological, regulatory, and social ways. Our team aimed to delve into how fleet administrators can proactively stay ahead of these trends.
The seminar was structured around six main categories: Electrification of the Fleet, Telematics and Workflow Automation, Autonomous Equipment and Robots, The Emerging Impact on the Shop, Attraction and Retention of Staff, and Sustainability and Resilience. Our team thoroughly analyzed these six topics and their potential impact on the Garage of the Future while also exploring strategies for planning and adaptation in the present.