White work truck with Augusta University logo on passenger door
Augusta University has about 150 cars and trucks that require frequent care. The state fleet maintenance program will help the university keep up with a fleet that has significantly increased as the university has expanded over the past few years.

Augusta University joins state fleet management program

The Facilities team is working to implement a new maintenance program for the Augusta University fleet of vehicles that will expedite repairs and lower costs for the more than 150 AU Police and service vehicles and about 80 golf carts.

“We investigated the state’s program, coordinated by the Office of Fleet Management in the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, and discovered that we could benefit by joining this network for fleet maintenance,” said Ron Booth, VP of Facilities.

The state works with Automotive Resources International, or ARI, a network of more than 3,000 automotive repair vendors across Georgia with ASE-Certified mechanics and technicians. This means that Augusta University can select from numerous local shops in the ARI program for routine maintenance and specialized repair services instead of overwhelming an in-house mechanic. The state’s program will also provide emergency roadside assistance for the entire AU fleet.

Navy blue Cushman golf cart with Augusta University logo on front
Joining the state fleet program will help Augusta University maintain about 80 golf carts like this one used by Facilities.

“Augusta University has more than doubled in size since 2012, and there are simply too many vehicles in the fleet for us to try to maintain on our own,” Booth said. “Enrolling in this program ensures that our vehicles are still serviced by expert technicians, while also reducing wait times and overall costs. In addition, we will not reduce staff in the transition.”

The two designated places to drop fleet vehicles for service are:

  • Health Sciences Campus: HP parking lot, 904 New Bailie St.
  • Summerville Campus: MS Maintenance Shop building near the Ceramics studio
AU Police vehicles
Augusta University Police vehicles make up a large portion of vehicles that need regular maintenance.

If your department vehicle needs service or repair, please email Vehicle Services or call 706-667-4042.

Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
Denise Parrish
Written by
Denise Parrish

Denise Parrish is Senior Communications Strategist for Operations at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

View all articles
Invalid OAuth access token.
Denise Parrish Written by Denise Parrish

Jagwire is your source for news and stories from Augusta University and AU Health. Daily updates highlight the many ways students, faculty, staff, researchers and clinicians "bring their A games" in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state of Georgia.

Read on for stories of innovation in education and health care, opportunities at the center of Georgia’s new cybersecurity hub, and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities and the health sciences.