Development and Delivery of a Comprehensive Fleet Management Training Program for NCDOT

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) operates the second largest state owned highway network in the United States, with nearly 80,000 center line miles. The NCDOT self-performs a substantial percentage of its maintenance and operation work and is heavily reliant upon its fleet of trucks and heavy equipment for carrying out its mission. Due to audit findings conducted by the North Carolina State Auditor addressing underutilization of commonly used classes of equipment in the fleet. One of the key recommendations of the audit was for NCDOT to provide training for its equipment managers and require that all Division Equipment Superintendents obtain professional certification through the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP). The National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) at Michigan State University and its co-consultants, Ferris State University and Trans Tech Management will develop and deliver to NCDOT a comprehensive instructor-led Equipment Fleet Management Training Course appropriate for those charged with managing state DOT heavy equipment fleets and tailored to the specific needs of NCDOT fleet managers. Development of the course will include a literature review and survey of state DOT equipment directors to ascertain the current practices being utilized for fleet management training by peer states. The course, and accompanying participant training guide will incorporate material from the AEMP, Ferris State University course curriculum, knowledge of the consultant team and input from the NCDOT Fleet Management Unit staff. Participants completing this multi-week course will receive Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) from Michigan State University and will be eligible and well equipped to sit for the AEMP Certified Equipment Manager examination.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250347.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Kirby, John

  • Performing Organizations:

    Michigan State University - Center for Pavement Preservation

    2857 Jolly Road
    Okemos, Michigan  United States  48864
  • Principal Investigators:

    Galehouse, Larry

  • Start Date: 20120901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 32922

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01466630
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC/2013-33
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:20PM