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July 1, 2016 - Industry News

Electric Utilities Moving Toward Renewable Energy

Among the 30 holding companies, Sempra, PG&E, Edison International and Xcel ranked the highest for renewable energy sales, accounting for more than half of the total sales. (SOURCE: CERES)

A new analysis released by Ceres shows that many of the nation’s largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries are moving toward lower carbon fuel sources and that ambitious state policies and strong corporate demand for renewable energy are key drivers of this trend.

Tags: Renewable Energy, Electric Utility, Utilities

June 30, 2016 - Press Release

Chevin Adds Asset Tracking to FleetWave

This new capability collects telematics delivered data about an asset’s performance and usage from a secure and easily installed device plugged directly into the OBD-II or JBUS.

Tags: Asset Tracking, Chevin

June 30, 2016 - Industry News

Southern Company, AGL Resources Merger Approved

When completed, the combination of Southern Company and AGL Resources is expected to create the second-largest utility company in the U.S. by customer base.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, AGL Resources, Southern Company

June 30, 2016 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Produces 50,000th Vehicle

A 2017 model-year Hino Model 268A was the 50,000th truck produced by Hino Trucks. (PHOTO: HINO)

Hino Trucks has produced its 50,000th Hino truck. A ceremony to celebrate the milestone took place at Hino's plant in Williamstown, W.V., in front of it local and state officials, assembly team members, and Hino executive management.

Tags: Hino, Milestones

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

PG&E's EV Showcase Encourages Employees to 'Drive Electric'

The event featured the latest electric vehicles from virtually all major manufacturers, giving more than 450 employee attendees an opportunity to drive several models. (PHOTOS: PG&E)

As part of the company’s efforts to encourage employees to adopt electric vehicles (EV), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted an electric vehicle showcase at the company’s San Ramon, Calif., campus.

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E, Utility Fleets

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

Utilimaster Showcases Hybrid Electric Technology at EUFMC

Spartan Delivery and Service Vehicles showcased an innovative walk-in van specifically designed for underground utility maintenance, featuring hybrid electric auxiliary power, at the 2016 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC).

Tags: Utilimaster, Step Vans, EUFMC

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

PG&E Hosted Electric Vehicle Showcase

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&E)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted an electric vehicle (EV) event showcasing current models from a wide range of automotive manufacturers as part of the utility’s efforts to encourage its employees to adopt EVs

Tags: PG&E, Electric Vehicles

June 3, 2016 - Press Release

SoCalGas Presents Clean Transportation Award

SoCalGas Chevrolet Silverado CNG upfitted by Landi Renzo USA (PHOTO: Landi Renzo)

Southern California Gas Co. presented Landi Renzo USA with their Clean Transportation Award during the 2016 ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Awards, SoCalGas, Landi Renzo

June 2, 2016 - Press Release

IronPlanet Sets Florida Heavy Equipment Auction

IronPlanet will offer more than 250 pieces of heavy equipment on June 8 at the Cat Auction Services' online public auction based in St. Augustine, Fla.

Tags: IronPlanet, Heavy Equipment, Auctions, Florida Auctions

June 2, 2016 - Press Release

Versalift Announces 2016 Condor Training Dates

Versalift has announced upcoming dates for its Condor Training program.

Tags: Training, Versalift, Condor

May 31, 2016 - Industry News

Conn. Utility Opens $1.8M CNG Fueling Station

Norwich (Conn.) Public Utilities has opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility that will be used for municipal fleet vehicles and businesses.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles

May 27, 2016 - Industry News

PG&E Bolsters Employee Electric Vehicle Adoption

As part of its employee personal vehicle charging program, the company opened 90 additional EV charging stations at its Bishop Ranch campus in San Ramon. (PHOTO: PG&E)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continued its industry-leading efforts to encourage employee adoption of electric vehicles (EV) with the opening of the largest, single-building EV charging installation in the State of California.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, PG&E, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

N.J. Gas Utility Adds 100th CNG Vehicle

Photo courtesy of South Jersey Gas.

South Jersey Gas, a New Jersey-based natural gas utility, introduced the 100th CNG vehicle to its fleet.

Tags: CNG Conversions, CNG Fueling Stations, South Jersey Gas

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

CTE Recalls Trucks With IMT Cranes

The recall covers 15 Dominator-Propane, Dominator I, Dominator II, Dominator III, and Dominator IV trucks.

Tags: Utility Vehicle, Recalls, IMT, NHTSA, Cranes, Custom Truck and Equipment

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference Update


The annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, to be held June 5-8, features a comprehensive educational program with presentations by fleet executives, industry experts, manufacturers, and other suppliers to utility fleets.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, EUFMC

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

California Utility Injects $7.5M to Inspire Drivers to Go Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it will invest $7.5 million over the next five years to develop a bold new education campaign to create awareness, expand electric vehicle (EV) ownership, and lead the charge among large cities to electrify the transportation sector.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Electric Vehicles, SDG&E, San Diego Gas & Electric

May 17, 2016 - Press Release

Columbia Gas of Ohio Builds Training Center

Columbia Gas of Ohio has announced that it will build a new state-of-the-art training facility in Gahanna, Ohio.

Tags: Training, Emergency Response, Columbia Gas

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-Op Relies on Freightliner

Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-op operates two Fereightliner M2 106 digger derrick trucks for its utility fleet operations. (PHOTO: Freightliner)

Being a rural cooperative, their work is about 50/50 on the road and in tough jobsite conditions, such as muddy fields, where the truck’s four-wheel drive is a huge asset.

Tags: Freightliner, Utility Fleets, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-op

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Older Terex Aerial Devices Recalled for Booms

The recall covers 1,332 XT52, XT55, and XT60 aerial devices built between 2001 and 2003.

Tags: Terex, Recalls, 2001-MY, 2003-MY, 2002-MY, NHTSA

May 6, 2016 - Press Release

Terex Announces New Branch Managers

eremy Dehnel joins the Terex team as Branch Manager in the Waukesha, Wis., location, and Chad Rudebusch takes over as Branch Manager in the Watertown, S.D., location.

Tags: Terex, New Hire

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

SoCalGas Looking Into Natural Gas Trucks

Based on the results on a recently released technical paper, SoCalGas will be deploying near-zero emissions heavy-duty trucks fueled by increasing volumes of renewable natural gas.

Tags: Natural Gas, Heavy-Duty Trucks, SoCalGas

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

Florida Utility Trains on Storm Response

FPL regularly assists with storm cleanup, and training helps ensure smooth fleet operations. (PHOTO: FPL)

During recent storm response training, FPL demonstrated how crews work more efficiently in the field to speed restoration. The company's storm response fleet, including its Mobile Command Center and Community Response Vehicle, allow field employees to operate remotely in the hardest hit areas.

Tags: FPL, Florida, Storm Response, Utility Fleet, Fleet Training

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

General Electric Names Fleet and Travel Manager


Bridget Clark was named fleet and travel Manager at General Electric in Windsor, Conn.

Tags: Utility Fleets, General Electric, New Hire

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Hawaii Gas Signs with Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility.

Tags: Hawaii, Utility Fleets, Clean Energy, LNG

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

DTE Energy Earns American Gas Association Award


DTE Energy received the 2015 American Gas Association's (AGA) Safety Achievement Award for excellence in employee safety.

Tags: DTE Energy, Awards, American Gas Association


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