Wow…it’s hard to believe 2017 is going to be coming to a close very soon. What a year it has been for all of us here at Dickinson Fleet Services! Let’s take a look…
20th Anniversary Celebration
Earlier this year, our company celebrated its 20th anniversary in beautiful St. Petersburg, FL. Our company was founded on 2/1/97, growing from a company of just 4 people working out of a living room, and 20 years was a huge milestone for us. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to come together at the Trade Winds Island Resort in Florida for company gathering that created many lifelong memories.
2016 Most Valuable Partner of the Year
Also in early 2017, we had the chance to name our 2016 Most Valuable Partner of the year, Maxon Lift.
Much like us, Maxon is a family owned company that has constantly worked to make life easier, with innovative products that offer workhorse performance, coupled with seamless support through a network of industry professionals.
They’re a great team to work with and they’ve been able to provide a liftgate solution that is allowing us to continue our commitment to technician safety while providing our customers with trailer based maintenance.
Freedom Award Nominee
During 2017, Dickinson Fleet Services recognized as a 2017 Freedom Award Nominee by the Department of Defense. In partnership with ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve), the Freedom Award is given in recognition to those who exhibit exemplary support of National Guard and Military reserve members.
This was a big deal for a company because we take pride in helping those who have served our country transition back into civilian life. We’re very honored to provide job opportunities to Veterans who have given so much to and for our country.
Bob Dickinson Celebrates 20 Years at Company
One of our company’s founders, Bob Dickinson, also celebrated 20 years of service at our company which bears his name. We had an incredible time coming together to celebrate Bob’s vision, optimism and courage has led to the creation of the most unique and successful company in the transportation services industry.
2nd Annual Top Tech Award
In 2017, we held our 2nd Annual Top Tech competition. The winners were: Jose Feliciano, Top Tech and our Top Trailer Tech – Duane McKaskle. In addition to these fine 2 technicians, we also sent our 1st Top Tech from last year, Jeff Brinkman, as an alum to the TMCSuperTech 2017 competition in Orlando, FL . As a company, we improved our overall performance on the National stage from last year
DFS Contributes to Hurricane Harvey Relief
Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey impacted us all in some way. These extreme weather conditions created a state of need for many people who were without the necessities of life. With Dickinson Fleet having 3 locations in the Florida area, we were certainly affected by Irma. At the same time, our company wanted to step up to make a donation for those who were hit much harder than we were. We sent the crew out to Sam’s Club to pick up some of the essentials and the kind folks at Nestle chipped in with a significant donation of water.
Continued Partnership with Andretti Autosport & Our first Indy Car!
Last year, Dickinson Fleet Services became the Official Service Provider and Fleet Management Company for Andretti Autosport. This year, we took that partnership to a whole new level to continue our winning ways. A huge milestone for both of us took place at the 2017 Verizon IndyCar season finale at Sonoma Raceway, as reigning Indy 500 Champion Takuma Sato’s Honda sported the Dickinson black and gold on his race car. This was a significant moment for us and one we were all excited to be part of. As car #26 raced around the track, the Dickinson Fleet team couldn’t have been more proud of all we’ve accomplished as a team.
Looking Ahead to 2018
2017 was a great year for our company and we’re excited for what 2018 will bring. One thing is for sure, we will continue to stay committed to investing in our two most important assets – our clients and our technicians.
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Dickinson Fleet is the nation’s leader in mobile truck maintenance and repair. We currently have 300 mobile trucks equipped with state of the art technology visiting our customers nightly across 40 states in nearly every major city in the country.
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