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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board tested the visibility of two dozen of its work trucks with backup cameras. Photo courtesy of EWEB

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How Effective Are Your Trucks’ Backup Cameras?

Fleets are already installing backup cameras on work trucks to improve safety. But with no guidelines to follow, do they actually provide the optimal field of view? One Oregon utility set out to fix this problem.

Piedmont Natural Gas utilizes compressed natural gas in its fleet of dump trucks. (Photo: Piedmont Natural Gas)

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Piedmont Natural Gas Aims for CNG Truck Conversions

Growing in use in truck fleets, compressed natural gas is a clean alternative to gasoline and diesel. One natural gas utility fleet is working to grow its use of natural gas vehicles and promote the technology.

The ICUEE show features hands-on demonstrations of utility and construction equiment both on the show floor and in the demo zone. (Photo: ICUEE)

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All About ICUEE: 'The Demo Expo'

The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) is coming to Kentucky in October and promises to be the premier event for utility and contractor fleet professionals.

Photo of utility fleet trucks courtesy of Wikimedia/USCAE-TAS

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Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Utility Operations

The utility fleet industry is very labor intensive and often must help during emergency situations or during times of severe weather. Telematics can help keep a utility fleet going where it needs to be.

Photo courtesy of Elliott Equipment Company

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Why Aerial Work Platform Inspections Matter

Although tedious, aerial work platform inspections can keep businesses compliant, equipment in service, maintenance costs in check, and workers safe on the job.

The Stellar 7621 Telescopic Service Crane was mounted on a Stellar service body and constructed by Pomona, Calif.-based Phenix Enterprises. (Photo: Mike Antich)

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Learning to Operate a Crane

Bobit Business Media editors learned how to operate a truck-mounted crane with help from equipment manufacturer Stellar Industries and custom truck builder Phenix Enterprises.

The BrandFX composite aerial body is one solution they provide for aerial trucks used by the telecommunications industry. (Photo: BrandFX)

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Innovative Truck and Van Upfits

Rarely does one-size-fit-all in vehicle spec’ing and truck and van upfits are case-in-point. Manufacturers work to stay one step ahead of fleet needs with constant improvement and new product advancements.

PHOTO: JJ Keller

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The Ins and Outs of the ELD Mandate

The mandate to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) was published late in 2015, leaving many companies wondering if they are subject to the rulemaking. Several questions have arisen regarding potential exceptions.

Fleet vehicles from Florida Power & Light take part in storm response training, including demonstrating efficient field work to restore power. (PHOTO: FPL)

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Vocational Spotlight: Utility Fleets

With a large percentage of Class 1-8 trucks in use, utility fleets are unique in the vocational fleet market, typically driving shorter routes and putting on more engine hours than fleets with much higher mileage.

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