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May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Production Begins for 2018

A few recalls were announced as well as a few 2018 model-year announcements.

Tags: Utility Fleets

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Pa. Public Utilities Commission to Study EV Charging Stations

Photo via Wikimedia/Michael Barera

The commission hopes to clarify whether any restrictions should be placed on the way utilities and third-party companies offer electric vehicle charging stations.

Tags: Utility Fleets, EV Charging Stations

May 22, 2017 - Press Release

SoCalGas Funds Renewable Natural Gas Research

The center is the first academic establishment in the United States dedicated to the study and applied research of renewable gas technologies.

Tags: Utility Fleets, SoCalGas, Renewable Natural Gas

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Utility Shows New Storm Response Equipment

Florida Power & Light showcased its newest storm response equipment, including drones and robots that allow the company to assess damage remotely. Photo courtesy of FPL

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) tested the ability of its 3,000 employees to respond to major weather events and highlighted new equipment and technology.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Storm Response, Drones, Natural Disaster

May 19, 2017 - Press Release

Genie Introduces Tool to Calculate Safe Loads for Aerial Lifts

The new Genie interactive tool provides site visitors the opportunity to choose different materials, attachments, and operators of various sizes to “place” on the virtual boom platform.

Tags: Genie, Utility Fleets, Aerial Devices, Safety, Aerial Lifts

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Photo courtesy of Duke Energy

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

Tags: Duke Energy, Truck Stops, Anti-Idling

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Washington Gas Fleet Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

Photo courtesy of Washington Gas

Washington Gas announced its new fleet facility earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tags: Fleet Facility, Utility Fleets, LEED Gold Certification

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Alternative Fuels and 2018 Models

The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo took place in Long Beach, Calif., last week, with several OEMs making major announcements concerning alternative fuels.

Tags: Utility Fleets

May 8, 2017 - Press Release

Utility Opens Propane Autogas Station for Fleets

Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their fleets with propane autogas.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Utility Fleets

May 8, 2017 - Press Release

Natural Gas Utility Awarded for Environmental Initiatives

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas was named a Top Utility Environmental Champion of 2017 for initiatives such as slashing emissions in its vehicle fleet and making its facilities more energy efficient.

Tags: Green Fleet, Utility Fleets, Compressed Natural Gas

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Pa. Utility Awarded Grant for CNG Vehicles

Photo via Public Domain

The grant will fund a mixture of CNG-only and CNG dual fuel vehicles, including Freightliner tractors, light-duty Chevrolet and Ford trucks, and Ford Transit vans.

Tags: Grant Funding, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Lineman Dies After Bucket Truck Falls Over

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

The Penn Power employee was inside of the truck's elevated bucket when it became unstable and turned on its side.

Tags: Fatal Accidents, Bucket Trucks, Safety

May 4, 2017 - Press Release

Colo. Utility Recognized for Sustainable Fleet

Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities was recognized for promoting compressed natural gas for both fuel independence and environmental stewardship.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, City of Colorado Springs

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Idaho Power Implements Safe Driving Pilot Program

Photo courtesy of Idaho Power

About 600 Idaho Power employees will participate in the pilot program, which includes taking a short survey to measure perceptions and practices about distracted driving.

Tags: Fleet Policies, Distracted Driving, Utility Fleets, Safety

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Conn. Utility Fleet Tears Down Its Oldest Structures

Norwich Public Utilities crews Connecticut have begun tearing down some of the utility’s oldest structures, including transmission towers and a control room dating back to 1890.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Bucket Trucks

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: New Models and Specs

Some new truck models were introduced from Bollinger, International, Tesla, and Volvo. Our web editor also offered tips on choosing a heavy-duty pickup.

April 24, 2017 - Press Release

DEKRA Insight Releases Safety Guide Based on Utility Assessments

The guide includes specific examples, including one instance where a utility company's linemen paid more attention to the company's policy on truck safety than they did to personal safety.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Safety

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Mo. Utility Pickup Truck Stolen

A Missouri American Water truck was stolen last week while on a call. The employee driving the vehicle was checking meters when the pickup truck disappeared.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, Utility Fleets, American Water

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Employee in Work Truck Among Victims in Shooting

Newly hired call center employee Zackary Randalls was on his first ride along in a PG&E truck when a man allegedly shot into the truck.

Tags: Crime

April 18, 2017 - Press Release

Stellar Acquires American Crane and Truck Tires International

Stellar plans to incorporate the operations of both companies with their current production capabilities as well as to selectively refurbish used service truck equipment.

Tags: Stellar Industries, Mergers & Acquisitions, American Crane International, Tire Trucks International

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Recalls and Production Milestones

Several recalls were announced for work trucks and Ford and GM made production announcements. Also, GM announced a new factory telematics option.

Tags: Utility Fleets

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

LNG Suppliers Help Gas Utility Improve Operations

Gas suppliers Linde LLC and Prometheus Energy recently helped a Pennsylvania utility improve its operations through equipment upgrades.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Linde, LNG

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

L.A. Tests EV Charging Stations Connected to Light Poles

Watts Neighborhood Council President Mac Shorty, Board of Water and Power Commissioners Vice President William Funderburk and LADWP Director of Power Engineering Marvin Moon charge up an electric vehicle at the new pole mounted EV charger in Watts. Photo courtesy of LADWP

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is testing new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that draw power from existing utility infrastructure.

Tags: Los Angeles, Utility Fleets, EV Charging Stations

April 10, 2017 - Press Release

Altec Announces Price Adjustments for 2017

Altec has announced an average price increase of one percent on all models, effective June 2017.

Tags: Altec

April 10, 2017 - Press Release

Monroe Truck Equipment Acquires Trailer and Equipment Manufacturer

Monroe will now have seven facilities throughout the Midwest, spanning more than 550,000 square feet and approximately 800 employees.

Tags: Monroe Truck Equipment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Upfitters

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