University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Fleet Size Increases
The fleet of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey increased from about 170 vehicles to about 400 over the past six to eight months, as Transportation Services has taken responsibility of additional vehicles from other departments, said Fleet Manager, Transportation Services, Alan Binstein."We took over the 24/7 operation of ambulances and rescue trucks that handle the city of Newark's EMS service, and then 130 minivans and 15 passenger vans for another department," Binstein said in an interview with Automotive Fleet.Binstein said the fleet staff also increased by two mechanics and one office support person. Along with the fleet size increase, the fleet department moved its location to New Brunswick, which is a more centralized location than its former location in Newark, Binstein said. The Newark location still houses a five-bay repair facility and office support personnel.“Our fleet includes passenger cars, vans, buses, dump trucks, ambulances, rescue trucks, police cars, and recreational vehicles for mobile mammography, lead poison screening, and AIDS prevention,” Binstein said. “Our five mechanics are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)- certified, two are master certified and all are now training for their Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certifications as well.“Our fleet vehicles travel the entire state of New Jersey and our campuses are located in Stratford, Camden, Piscataway, Newark, New Brunswick and Scotch Plains as well as many offsite locations. We support not only the university but the University Hospital's vehicles in Newark as well,” he said.