• Our Purpose

    Our Purpose

    The purpose of the Canadian Utility Fleet Council (CUFC) is to further the interests of the vehicle and equipment fleets in the utility sector of Canada. Membership in the Council shall consist of designated representatives of the fleet management sectors of any Canadian utility, (Electric, Gas, Telecommunications, Cable), manufacturers, distributors and dealers of vehicles and equipment purchased and maintained by utility fleets; and individuals and organizations who provide services to the utility fleet sector. Read More
  • Become a Member

    Become a Member

    With affirmation from the members assembled at the 2006 Canadian Utility Fleet Forum, membership to the Council has been formalized. Companies and organizations involved with and in support of Utility Fleets across Canada are encouraged to join. Read More
  • Examination Process

    Examination Process

    Examination under the direction of the Canadian Utility Fleet Council is a voluntary process, aimed towards the "best practices" available principle. The program is driven by utilities, equipment manufacturers, owners and operators, requiring that only competent technicians are allowed to service, inspect and maintain their equipment. Read More

Attend Our Fleet Forum

We hope that through a Forum such as this, we can identify issues of mutual interest and concern as well as establish goals to improve the Industry as a whole. There will presentations as well as round table panel discussions, leading into an open forum discussion where you can table questions, issues, concerns, points of interest, solutions, unique situations or anything else you would like to discuss.

Download the 2017 Forum Agenda here.

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Hosting Annual Forum

Each year, the annual forum is hosted by a member utility from the East coast, Central Canada or the West Coast. If your Utility is interested in hosting the annual Form please see the Host as well as CUFC responsibilities below; The Purpose of the Canadian Utility Fleet Council and the Forum is to:

  • Gather and report on safety and other related information relative to the design, regulatory standards, manufacture, operation, maintenance, inspection and testing of specialty fleet vehicles and equipment used in the utility industry.
  • Actively promote the exchange of information and ideas related to the safe and efficient management of utility Fleet vehicles and equipment, with the intent of developing “recommended practices” that may be used by both the users, utility equipment support structure and the manufacturing sector.
  • Encourage and promote the development and training of all personnel involved with management, maintenance and operations of utility fleet equipment.
  • Gather and report on new developments in the application and utilization of utility Fleet equipment and related accessories.

Host Responsibilities

  • Find a hotel with preferred rates and pass it on to the CUFC administrator
  • An evening’s entertainment for forum attendees and spouses.

Optional

The host may arrange a program to provide excursions for attendees’ spouses during the day(s) of the forum

CUFC Responsibilities

  • Provide tables, chairs, note pads, pens, speaker’s podium
  • Provide suitable facilities for lunch, coffee breaks for the forum.
  • Provide audio/visual equipment such as: LCD projector, screen, wireless lapel and floor microphones, PA system etc.
  • Arrange for a block of hotel rooms, with preferred rates if possible, to accommodate forum attendees
  • Act as liaison between CUFC and hotel for luncheon menus and costs.


The Canadian Utility Fleet Council will be responsible to cover the costs for:

  • The hospitality suite and finger foods for the first evening
  • The cost of a small meeting room for the steering committee pre/post forum meeting
  • Coffee breaks, continental breakfasts and lunches
  • Monday night dinner


In the event that an equipment/trade show is planned in conjunction with the annual meeting, CUFC will manage the trade show.

Click here to register for the 2015 Canadian Utility Fleet Forum.

Download the TENTATIVE 2016 Forum Agenda here.

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2017 Canadian Utility Fleet Forum

The Canadian Utility Fleet Council would like to extend an invitation to attend our 26th Annual Canadian Utility Fleet Forum, May 1st through May 3rd at the Hyatt Regency on 370 King Street West in Toronto Ontario. There will be a reception for attendees and spouses on Monday May 1st in the afternoon, dinner and entertainment on Wednesday night May 3rd, 2017.  There will be a special event held the evening of May 2nd for all participants who register for the evening event.

Click here to register for the 2017 Canadian Utility Fleet Forum.

Download the 2017 Forum Agenda here.

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We will host an open forum discussion where you can table questions, issues, concerns, points of interest, solutions, unique situations. There will also be other presentations on subjects of interest. We hope that through a Forum such as this, we can identify issues of mutual interest and concern as well as establish goals to improve the Industry as a whole. This is also an opportunity to meet and network with a wide range of Utility Fleet Associates from coast to coast.

This year’s Forum will be held at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 Kings Street in downtown Toronto.  A block of rooms have been reserved from Monday May 1st through Wednesday May 3rd

As you are responsible for making your own individual reservations, this can be done by contacting the hotel directly Toll free 1-888-890-3222 or 1-416-849-1200 and quote the block  “Canadian Utility Fleet Forum”. 

Registration for this year's Forum is $675 for members and $700 for non-members. Please complete the attached registration form and return it by April 1st, 2017.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLEASE NOTE:

The vendor trade show portion will be conducted in the form of table top presentations again this year. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating. Booths are available on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto.

CUFC Executive

Technician Examination

  • The Process
  • Task List
  • Qualification Criteria
  • The Program
  • Training

Examination under the direction of the Canadian Utility Fleet Council is a voluntary process, aimed towards the "best practices" available principle. The program is driven by utilities, equipment manufacturers, owners and operators, requiring that only competent technicians are allowed to service, inspect and maintain their equipment.

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All tasks the Mechanic will be tested on are found in the "Utility Fleet Mechanic Learning Guide". The "Guide" identifies task criticality as well as how to go about learning the required skills.

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Since the integrity of the program is of utmost importance, only those meeting or exceeding the qualification criteria will be eligible to challenge the examination. There will be absolutely no "Grand Fathering" of any technician.

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Examination under the direction of the Canadian Utility Fleet Council is a voluntary process, aimed towards the "best practices" available principle. The program is driven by utilities, equipment manufacturers, owners and operators, requiring that only competent technicians are allowed to service, inspect and maintain their equipment.

Learn More

All tasks the Mechanic will be tested on are found in the "Utility Fleet Mechanic Learning Guide". The "Guide" identifies task criticality as well as how to go about learning the required skills.

Learn More