Fleet Maintenance Facility
IMEG’s civil engineering expertise resulted in avoidance of $1 million in unnecessary expense in the construction of a state-of-the-art maintenance facility for Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company.
The new facility sits on 10.43 acres of land and features a 21,600-square-foot building outfitted with enhanced capabilities to provide maintenance to a broad range of diesel and advanced fuel vehicles. IMEG provided full civil site design, a stormwater management plan, and construction layout for the facility, which includes natural gas and electric vehicle maintenance bays, electric vehicle charging stations, a two-lane diesel fuel service island, office space, rental counter, driver’s lounge, and a detached, 3,385-square-foot, drive-through wash bay.
Development of the site posed three major challenges:
- Negative impact on a neighboring single-family subdivision. IMEG worked with the City of St. Charles Planning and Zoning Administrator to incorporate the design of a landscape screening buffer between the site and the neighborhood consisting of a dense row of trees, shrubs, plants, and a six-foot-high wood fence.
Plat restrictions disallowing Ryder to route stormwater discharge into an existing regional detention basin.
- IMEG submitted a formal request to the city and presented information at a public hearing, resulting in the Ryder site being added to the drainage district.
- A regional basin believed to be undersized. IMEG conducted an exhaustive drainage study of the 300-acre watershed and completed a stormwater management design that demonstrated the existing basin was large enough to serve the entire area, including Ryder site runoff. As a result, Ryder did not need to construct a separate detention basin, saving the company more than $1 million.
The new facility opened in 2018 and offers customers convenient access to major trucking routes serving the greater Chicago market.