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October 1, 2013 - Press Release

WMECo Providing Much-needed Support for Electric Vehicle Technology

WMECo’s electric vehicle information center hotline provides customers with information on electric vehicles. It's staffed Monday through Friday with a team of specialists dedicated to providing information about this emerging and increasingly popular technology.

Tags: Massachusetts, Hotline, WMECo, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2013 - Press Release

Telogis for Utilities Delivers Increased Safety, Efficiency and Visibility

Telogis for Utilities, an industry-specific extension of the company's location intelligence platform, provides cloud-based telematics, dynamic routing, commercial navigation, real-time work order management, and mobile integration services for some of the world’s largest electric utilities and utility contractors with large numbers of mobile workers.

Tags: Telogis

September 30, 2013 - Industry News

Consumers Energy to Roll Out Mobile Storm Units for Faster Service Restoration

Consumers Energy is stationing three mobile storm units across Michigan to help crews restore power more quickly after storms. The 53-foot long box semi-trailers will be staffed during storm deployment by company personnel and are ready to roll out with short notice. The units are equipped with items most often needed for storm work. (Photo courtesy of Consumers Energy)

Strategically located in Grand Rapids, Jackson, and Cadillac, Mich., the mobile storm units will be deployed to areas where powerful storms are forecast to hit, and will serve as staging areas for crews performing service restoration.

Tags: Disaster Relief, Consumers Energy, Emergency Response Vehicles, Storm Response

September 27, 2013 - Industry News

Details Announced on 2015 Ford Super Duty

2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty

Ford introduced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup September 26 at State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel engine, increased towing capabilities, and a refreshed, Texas-inspired King Ranch model.

Tags: 2015-MY, Ford Super Duty

September 27, 2013 - Industry News

2015 Silverado HD & Sierra HD Pickups Unveiled in Texas

Chevrolet and GMC have unveiled the all-new 2015 models of the Silverado HD and Sierra HD full-size pickups.

Tags: Chevrolet, GMC, 2015-MY

September 26, 2013 - Industry News

Elizabethtown Gas Pushing for More CNG Use in New Jersey

The utility filed a request with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to build public and commercial access CNG fueling stations and promote the use of CNG as a viable alternative to gasoline and diesel fuel for fleets operating in the state.

Tags: Infrastructure, New Jersey, Natural Gas Vehicles

September 24, 2013 - Press Release

Utility Fleet Sales & Rental Becomes Terex Utilities Regional Rental Provider

Utilities and Utility Fleet Sales & Rental (Utility Fleet) have teamed up to offer customers greater access to Terex utility equipment in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleet Sales & Rental

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

AT&T Plans for 55 Plug-In Electric Vehicles by September 2014

The announcement from AT&T was just one among several announcements and renewed commitments made by the 40 companies in attendance at the recent California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative ‘Drive the Dream’ event in San Francisco.

Tags: AT&T, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California

September 23, 2013 - Press Release

Penske Truck Leasing Selects Locaid to Add Network Location to Roadside Assistance

Locaid worked with Penske to develop a custom interface that integrates directly into the company's 24/7 roadside assistance service.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Tracking, Penske Truck Leasing, Location-Based Services

September 20, 2013 - Industry News

PG&E Joins with EVI to Unveil Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

Photo courtesy of PG&E. PG&E's new Class 5 hybrid-electric trucks were developed in partnership with EVI.

Electric Vehicles International (EVI), joined by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), unveiled the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks at the manufacturer’s facility in Stockton.

Tags: PG&E, Class 5, EVI, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Bucket Trucks

September 19, 2013 - Press Release

Diversified Products Launches LineWise and LiftWise Brands

Diversified’s LineWise brand includes a variety of lineman tools, and the LiftWise brand includes multiple models of fall-arrest man baskets designed for accessing high-reach maintenance areas. All products under the LineWise and Liftwise brands were previously marketed under the Diversified Products name.

Tags: Bucket Trucks, Diversified Products, Linemen

September 18, 2013 - Press Release

ARI insights New Functionality Allows User Collaboration and Information Sharing

ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, announced the introduction of discussion forums for users of ARI insights, the company’s Web-based and mobile fleet management system.

Tags: ARI

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

Omaha Public Power District Shutting Off Idling Engines

The Omaha Public Power District fleet consists of 1,441 vehicles and equipment. Mike Donahue, manager of transportation and construction, uses various methods to reduce fuel use. Photo courtesy of OPPD

In the pursuit of fuel-cost reduction, engine idling is a bulls-eye target. An Omaha utility employs a number of measures to hit that target, including mobile power units and hybrid-electric technology.

Tags: Utility Vehicle, Omaha Public Power District, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Utilities Recognized as Dow Jones World Sustainability Leaders for 2013

Entergy Corp, PG&E, and Sempra were among the companies named as sustainability leaders by Dow Jones for 2013.

Tags: Sustainability, Top Fleets, PG&E, Sprint, Sempra Energy, Dow Jones, Public Service Enterprise Group Inc, Entergy, American Water

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

Austin Energy Employees & Fleet to Star in Live Dance Production

Featuring the employees and machinery of Austin's municipal power company, the massive outdoor production will consist of 20 utility poles, bucket trucks weaving in and out, cranes extending 100-plus feet into the air, and 50-plus linemen climbing and performing aesthetically sculpted choreography that intertwines their physical work.

Tags: Forklift Danceworks, Linemen

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

SoCalGas Establishes $1 Million Fund to Speed Clean Technology Development

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator have launched an effort to identify and help bring to market potential clean technology solutions in three key areas: fuel cells, renewable natural gas, and distributed natural gas products, including transportation fuels.

Tags: Funding, Natural Gas, SoCalGas, Sempra Energy

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

American Water Report Highlights Sustainability Efforts

American Water Works Company issued its second biennial corporate responsibility report, covering performance for the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years. The fleet has also grown this year via several acquisitions.

Tags: Procurement, American Water

September 16, 2013 - Press Release

J.J. Kane Holding Large Public Auction Sept. 21 in Indiana

Gary, IN – Auction items are being sold from area companies and utility services, such as Asplundh Tree Expert Co., ComEd, Northern Indiana Public Service Company and other consignors.

Tags: Used Vehicles, ComEd, Indiana, Auctions, JJ Kane

September 16, 2013 - Press Release

NGVi Launches NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training Courses for Technicians

Designed for technicians with at least basic skills in vehicle repair, these courses prepare technicians to perform maintenance, diagnostics, and repair of natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

Tags: Natural Gas, ASE, Technician Training, NGVi, Natural Gas Vehicles, Diagnostics, NGV

September 13, 2013 - Press Release

Boulder Electric Vehicle Successfully Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

Boulder EV is offering on-site demonstrations of their vehicles performing real V2G bi-directional charging.

Boulder EV and Coritech Services will be providing demonstration units comprised of a charger and a truck to private utility companies beginning fall of this year.

Tags: Boulder Electric Vehicle, vehicle to grid, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 3, 2013 - Press Release

Alliant Energy to Sell Its Minnesota Electric and Natural Gas Distribution Businesses

The electric distribution business in the state will be sold to Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC), a combined group of 12 neighboring electric cooperatives. Alliant Energy’s Minnesota natural gas business will be sold to Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions

September 3, 2013 - Press Release

Shell Launches Fuel Card for Fleets With 80-Plus Vehicles

Shell, one of the largest fuel card providers in the world, launched the Shell Fleet Navigator Card, a highly flexible fuel card for large fleets.

Tags: Shell, Fuel Cards

September 3, 2013 - Press Release

Chevin Says Sales of Fleet Software Into Utility Sector Continue to Increase

The company says that a growing desire to gain greater visibility, reduce costs and promote compliance are all important factors behind the trend and points to new deals signed this year with Pike Electric, DC Water, Bell Canada, Washington Gas, Penn West, NESCO Equipment and more.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Utility Fleets, Chevin

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

PG&E’s Mobile Surveyor Improves Gas Leak Detection

Photo courtesy of PG&E Currents.PG&E's new mobile gas detection system, called the Picarro Surveyor, is "1,000 times more sensitive than traditional gas leak detection equipment," according to the utility company.

By installing new gas leak surveyors onto several fleet vehicles, PG&E is able to reduce safety risks for its crew members and its natural gas pipelines, while increasing efficiency and accuracy in detecting gas leaks.

Tags: PG&E, Leak Detection, Picarro Surveyor

September 1, 2013 - Industry News

Reported Fatalities Related to Aerial Work Platforms Up 65%

Findings from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) reveal that 28 fatalities worldwide involving aerial work platforms were reported in the first half of 2013.

Tags: Fatal Accidents, Scissor Lift, Boom Lift, International Powered Access Federation, Vehicle Mount, Aerial Devices


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