The Highway Department’s Central Garage maintains all of the Town’s automotive fleet and motorized equipment in its 4-bay, 4-hydraulic lift facility at the highway yard.
The fleet includes:
10 and 6-wheel dump trucks
Buses for Recreation and Community Services
Emergency vehicles from the fire and police departments and ambulances
Heavy construction equipment such as pay-loaders and backhoes
Hybrid electric truck
Salt spreaders including the controllers and hydraulics that operate the spreading mechanisms
Utility trucks such as sewer vacuum trucks and aerial lift trucks
In addition, all of the Sanitation Commission’s refuse collection trucks are maintained by the Town’s Highway Department.
Veggie Oil Truck
In 2008, The Highway Department first put into operation the first sanitation truck to run on used vegetable oil. The “Veggie Oil Truck” still runs today saving the Town thousands of dollars in diesel costs and helping to reduce carbon emissions.
Mike Pinto is the Fleet Manager, supervising a crew of four skilled mechanics.