The City has acquired a fleet of 439 specialised vehicles and quadbikes to ensure optimal operations for prioritised services.
These new vehicles, which form part of the City of Tshwane's strategic fleet replacement programme, are rigged with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and tools on the market.
During the launch of the fleet, the City of Tshwane Head Administrator, Mpho Nawa, said that the vehicles were purchased so that the City could continue with operational services.
"As we take possession of this fleet, we want to give our communities an undertaking that these vehicles will be put to good use and for purposes of providing effective and efficient services. I want to also urge our employees to treat these vehicles with utmost care as our resources are already overstretched. Let us set a good standard of infrastructure maintenance across all our regions," Nawa said.
Some of the acquired vehicles include light commercial vehicles to be used by the Roads and Transport Department and the Utility Services Department. The other vehicles will be used to collect waste, patrol landfill sites and transport employees to various sites.
Among the vehicles displayed at the launch was a mobile library truck that will offer Tshwane communities a practical, sustainable, timeous and cost-effective alternative to traditional libraries.
The fleet includes the following vehicles:
- One mobile library truck
- Three pieces of earth-moving equipment
- Five 19 m³ waste compactors
- Four 12 m³ waste compactors
- Six skip loaders
- Eight personnel trucks to transport employees to various sites
- Six quadbikes for landfill site patrols