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Roads and Fleet 

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The Road and Fleet division of Finance and Infrastructure Services is responsible for day-to-day maintenance of Town roads including winter control operations, sidewalks, streetlights, signs, roadside environment, storm sewers, ditches, storm water management facilities, three operations centres and the Town's fleet.

With over 750 kilometers of roads in Caledon, our day-to-day operations are extensive and, depending on the season, include plowing, grading, sweeping and flushing, maintenance of storm sewers and catch basins, pavement markings and road signs, roadside mowing and overall road maintenance.

The Town has a large fleet for the operation and maintenance of the Town's assets. Increasingly, our fleet is moving towards a more environmentally sustainable footing.

Facts

  • The fleet consists of 85 vehicles ranging from small transportation vehicles to heavy-duty trucks, off-road motor graders, and 125 various small pieces of equipment.
  • The fleet emits approximately 1100 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year (not including small equipment or the Fire Department fleet).
  • The Kyoto Accord has a set target of reducing green house gas emissions to 6% below the 1990 rate by 2012. With the pending Fleet acquisitions in 2012 we will exceed this target.

Reducing Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions

The following are current and future initiatives to reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions from our Town's fleet:

  • Increased use of biodiesel blends.  Fleet is constantly researching other alternative fuels such as, ethanol gasoline blends, compressed natural gas and any other alternatives that may evolve as technology improves.
  • Replacement of 10 gasoline powered units and larger trucks with high efficiency diesels.
  • The investigation of electric hybrid technology for use in various areas.
  • Right sizing the fleet will continue in future purchases.
  • Efficient route planning.
  • Anti-idling policies are in place and will be expanded.
  • Drive smart education.

For more information, visit caledon.ca/roads.

caledon.ca/roads

Contact

For general enquiries please call 905.584.2272 x. 4328 or send us an e-mail.

After Hours Emergencies: 1.800.563.7881