Fleet Forward & Fleet Safety Conferences Nov. 6-8, 2024 | San Diego, CA


Eric Richardson

Eric Richardson

Deputy Chief Fleet Management Officer | Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)/NYC Fleet

Eric Richardson is the Deputy Chief Fleet Management Officer at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)/NYC Fleet and has worked in his current role for the last 9 years and with DCAS for almost 21 years.

Mr. Richardson serves as the liaison for DCAS to Mayor Adams’ Vision Zero Task Force and works in his role to implement the Vision Zero goals for New York City Fleet including the rollout of a citywide telematics system, the implementation of the Fleet Office of Realtime Tracking (FORT), managing the city’s defensive driving program, and administering the New York City Safe Fleet Transition Plan (SFTP).  Based on the requirements within the NYC SFTP each new vehicle specification is reviewed by Mr. Richardson to ensure compliance, or a research and review evaluation is completed where it does not.

Eric has also lead efforts with the United States DOT Volpe Center on a Safe Fleet Transition Plan for private trade waste vehicles and is currently working with Volpe, the Department of Education Office of Pupil Transportation, and private school bus companies on a SFTP for school buses.

Under his oversight NYC has rolled out the largest truck sideguard program in North America on more than 3,700 trucks, a truck surround camera program on over 1,500 vehicles, a pilot program with the federal DOT and city DOT for connected vehicle technology and is testing various additional safety systems for future consideration and rollout including the largest municipal intelligent speed assist (ISA) pilot in the country.

The city fleet has also rolled out live telematics across all city agencies integrating both citywide and agency specific systems into one common platform consisting over 15,000 on road city vehicles as well as thousands of pieces of off road equipment.  Mr. Richardson also works with the NYC Department of Education regarding their rollout of telematics to the entire contracted school bus fleet of over 10,000 buses, on the creation of safety reporting, and training of school bus drivers.

As part of the live telematics program Mr. Richardson manages the design and creation of vehicle safety dashboards, monthly summary reporting, safe driving campaigns using telematics data, and driver behavior alerts.  He works with his fleet colleagues to research collision and alerts that are recorded via the telematics system and uses the data to model new training methods.

Eric also works on creating partnerships across other government fleets, non-profit organizations, and advocacy groups to encourage best practices for professional vehicle fleets and drivers.  Eric is also a member of the Together for Safer Roads Global Leadership Council for Fleet Safety.

He is also a long time NASCAR fan and has attend numerous E Grand Prix events in his hometown of New York City.