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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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Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Fleet Decisions

With the powerful data from telematics, fleets are using predictive models to make future fleet decisions, whether it’s about an individual driver or maintenance or even vehicle procurement.

During hands-on practical skill building, technicians use a depth gauge to assess damage on a compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder.

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CNG Fuel System Inspections: Technician Training is Key

Technicians inspecting compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems should be trained on general and detailed visual inspections.

As part of its greener fleet purchases, the City of Glendale, Calif., replaced a larger diesel chassis with a smaller, gasoline-powered Ford F-550. The fleet plans to equip its next aerial trucks with a battery pack for the boom so operators won’t need to run the truck’s engine while the boom is in use.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Green Fleet Procurement

When fleets put a green fleet policy in place, there’s a ripple effect. Procurement is one area to feel the effects. How do fleets face these challenges — and come out on top in the long run?

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Dispelling CNG Safety Myths

There are many misconceptions about how safe compressed natural gas (CNG) is as a vehicle fuel. CNG has a number of properties that make it inherently safer than gasoline, diesel, and other alternative fuels.

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The Struggle to Find Good Technicians

Finding qualified technicians is a challenge that’s only going to get worse. Here’s how to recruit the next generation of technicians and make sure your current employees stay happy.

(L-R) Kelvin Kohatsu, Hawaii Electric Light fleet administrator; Joshua Kunimura, Hawaii Electric Light apprentice service lineman; and Clyde Kunimura, Hawaii Electric Light senior service lineman stand on and next to a Kenworth T300 bucket truck. (PHOTO: Zonar)

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Telematics Improves Safety for Hawaiian Utility

Hawaii Electric Light Co. relies on its telematics platform to keep employees safe and help reduce operating costs.

When procuring more bucket trucks, a good resource can be your linemen. Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities.

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What to Look For When Spec’ing a Bucket Truck

Doing your research and creating a timeline are important for the purchase of new or replacement bucket trucks. However, that’s only the beginning when it comes to necessary specs.

The Celerity system is built on low-pressure, non-humidified stack technology. Photo courtesy of Hydrogenics.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Arrives for Medium-Duty Trucks

Hydrogenics' new product, Celerity, a hydrogen fuel cell power system built for the medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus markets, is an all-inclusive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership.

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Working in a Winter Wonderland

Working in winter weather may not be pleasant, but if your off-road equipment is ready to handle the situation, you’re a step ahead in the game.

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Fleet Faq Fuel Management

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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