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April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Terex Utilities to Construct New Headquarters

Architectural rendering of Terex Utilities' future manufacturing headquarters courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities' new manufacturing headquarters, which consolidates ten facilities into one, will simplify operations, increase capacity, and improve product lead times.

Tags: New Facility, Terex, Utility Fleets, Manufacturing

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Photo courtesy of XL

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Ford Transit, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL, Hybrid Trucks

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

Spartan to Reveal Ford Transit for Utility Fleets

Photo of Ford Transit Utility exterior courtesy of Spartan Motors.

Spartan Motors will show a Ford Transit concept van that has been tailor-made for utility fleets with a more customized cargo area and remote workstation at an upcoming fleet trade show.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Utilimaster, NAFA Institute & Expo, Spartan Motors, Ford Transit, Concept Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Vehicle Modifiers

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

SoCalGas Helps Calif. Fleets Acquire Natural Gas Trucks

Photo of a heavy-duty truck via Pixabay

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced efforts to help California fleets get more drivers behind the wheel of near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks.

Tags: SCAQMD, Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, SoCalGas

April 9, 2018 - Press Release

Terex’s Ted Barron Named to Green Truck Association Board of Governors

As a member of the Board of Governors, Barron will work with other industry professionals to set policy and develop strategy for the organization, as well as play an active role in the development of programs and services.

Tags: NTEA, Terex

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Crane Industry Services Relocates, Announces New Staff

Photo of the new Centered on Safety Training Center courtesy of CIS

The Centered on Safety Training Center’s new 8,892-sq. ft. facility features multiple training rooms, an NCCER testing center, a simulation room, land for crane training, and two warehouses for hands-on training.

Tags: Training, Utility Fleets, Cranes

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

N.J. Officials Respond to Backlash over Storm Response

Photo of a snowy street via Pixabay

At the public forum, several elected officials pointed out inefficiencies in communication. One mayor noted how frustrating it was to see utility trucks lined up in a lot because they had not yet been deployed.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Jersey Central Power & Light, Storm Response

April 6, 2018 - Press Release

DICA to Showcase Products at Canadian Utility Fleet Forum

Photo of Hi Viz outrigger pads courtesy of DICA

DICA will show new and updated products designed to simplify utility equipment setup at the Canadian Utility Fleet Forum, to be held April 30-May 2 in Toronto, Ontario.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Outrigger, DICA

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

Texas City May Outsource Utility Due to High Fleet Costs

Photo of a bucket truck via Pixabay

Bringing its fleet of electric utility trucks up to the necessary safety standards would cost an estimated $700,000. The City of Gonzales (Texas) will determine whether it is more affordable to outsource all utility operations.

Tags: Outsourcing, Vehicle Replacement, Utility Fleets

March 26, 2018 - Press Release

Pa. Utility Partners with Uber to Promote EV Adoption

Through this partnership, Duqquesne Light Company and Uber hope to raise awareness of electric vehicles (EVs), promote their benefits, and increase EV charging infrastructure throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Uber, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Terex Offers Redesigned Auger Drill

Terex Utilities' redesigned A650-30 auger drill features enhanced control systems and a hydrostatic drive transmission for easier operation and productivity, as well as remote diagnostics to support troubleshooting.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Auger Drills

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Baltimore Gas & Electric Adds Electric Shuttle Buses

Photo of a 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 battery-electric bus courtesy of Proterra

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) has purchased two battery-electric buses to shuttle its employees between its downtown Baltimore headquarters and Spring Gardens campus just outside of the city.

Tags: Procurement, Utility Fleets, Shuttle Bus, Electric Utilities

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

SoCalGas Donates $100K to Support Clean Air and Energy Efficiency Research

The funds will be used to purchase laboratory equipment for research designed to advance energy efficiency in new gas products and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Natural Gas, Industry Research, Alternative Fuels, SoCalGas, Sempra Energy, Donations

March 12, 2018 - Press Release

Utility One Source Rebrands as Custom Truck One Source

Utility One Source (UOS) announced a major rebranding effort, changing the company’s name to Custom Truck One Source.

Tags: Utility One Source

March 8, 2018 - Product News

Weather Guard Announces New Truck Racks and Accessories

Weather Guard's Steel Truck Rack is designed for easy installation and can secure loads of up to 1,000 pounds. Photo: Weather Guard

Weather Guard has introduced a redesigned truck rack and a new collection of mounting kits at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Weather Guard, Storage, Roof Racks

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Quanta Services Names Meisel VP of Fleet Management

Meisel

Dave Meisel was named vice president - fleet management for Quanta Services, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston, Texas. He assumed this position in September.

Tags: New Hire, Utility Fleets, PG&E, Fleet People, Energy Fleets

February 26, 2018 - Press Release

JLG Expands Pre-Owned Program to Include Electric Booms

In addition to ES Series scissor lifts and diesel booms, the industry’s first certified pre-owned equipment program now includes electric articulating boom lifts.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Boom Lift, JLG

February 26, 2018 - Industry News

Kentucky Permits Rapid Transfer of Utility Equipment During Emergencies

In the event of an outage or other event that threatens a utility’s transmission system, the RESTORE agreement gives participating utilities the ability to quickly obtain the equipment needed to complete repairs.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Emergency Response

February 26, 2018 - Press Release

Electric Co-op Donates $10K for Utility-Based Drone Program

Randolph Electric Membership Corporation recently donated $10,000 to Montgomery Community College in support of their NC Public Safety Drone Academy. These funds will be used to purchase software and develop an educational course for REMC’s Utility Based Drone Program.

Tags: Utility Fleets

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Boom Truck Market Expected to Cross $500M by 2024

Photo of a boom truck via Pixabay

According to a new report, the market for boom and bucket trucks is expected to exceed $500 million by 2024 due to steady demand from utility, electrical contracting, signage, and lighting applications.

Tags: Industry Research, Utility Fleets, Construction Fleets, Boom Trucks, Telecommunications Fleets

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Electrician Injured After Bucket Truck is Hit

Photo of a bucket truck via Flickr/Steve Snodgrass

According to police, the electrician, who was working on a traffic light 20 feet above ground, could have sustained serious injuries if he was not wearing a harness attached to the bucket.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Bucket Trucks, Safety

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

Baltimore Gas & Electric to Test Drones

Photo of a drone in flight via Pexels

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) will test the use of drones for power line inspections. Currently, inspections are conducted by BGE workers that have to climb poles or use binoculars.

Tags: Pilot Program, Utility Fleets, Electric Utilities, Drones

February 10, 2018 - Press Release

Elliott Equipment Company Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Elliott products enjoyed early adoption by electrical contractors and utilities, as post-war America constructed its electrical grid. (Photo: Elliott Equipment Company)

Elliott Equipment Company, a leading manufacturer of truck mounted material handling work platforms, cranes, and digger derricks is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018.

Tags: Anniversaries, Digger Derricks, Oil & Gas Fleets, Elliott Equipment

February 8, 2018 - Press Release

Terex Sales Meeting Includes Community Service

Dan Horton and Sue Perkins from Terex delivered 100 hygiene kits to Boysville in January. Photo courtesy of Terex

During the company's annual sales meeting in Texas, Terex team members donated bicycles and hygiene kits to two local organizations that serve at-risk youth.

Tags: Terex

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Pavement Recycling Systems Names Fleet Operations Manager

Turner

Chris Turner was named manager of fleet operations for Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Jurupa Valley, Calif.

Tags: New Hire, Maintenance Management

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