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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, Payment 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

September 1, 2013 - Industry News

DIRECTV Details Plans to Expand Propane Fleet in 2014

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. (Photo courtesy of DIRECTV)

The company currently operates 77 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 propane autogas vans and will increase that number over the next year. Low cost and accessibility of fuel; vehicle return on investment; and accessibility to high occupancy vehicle lanes are just a few of the reasons why.

Tags: Fuel Consumption, Cost-Cutting, Propane Autogas, DirecTV, Ford E-Series

August 30, 2013 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Adds Panel on Truck Maker Green Truck Plans

The Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, has added a panel discussion of truck maker representatives to discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 30, 2013 - Press Release

First Utility in New Jersey to Use Local Electrical Union

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) announced it is the first utility in New Jersey to partner with a local electrical trade union to provide damage assessment and public safety resources to help speed the service restoration process following a severe storm or other major event.

Tags: Jersey Central Power & Light, Emergency Response

August 30, 2013 - Press Release

King Arthur Flour Opens Solar-Powered EV Charging Station

Norwich, VT - King Arthur Flour and Green Mountain Power (GMP) have completed a solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station at King Arthur Flour’s flagship campus location.

Tags: Green Mountain Power, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations

August 30, 2013 - Industry News

CenterPoint Energy Commits to Greener Operations with New CNG Additions

CenterPoint Energy currently operates 1,332 alternative-fuel models in its 4,885-unit fleet. (Photo courtesy of CenterPoint Energy)

Natural gas is taking center stage this year in CenterPoint Energy’s fleet, as the utility has placed much emphasis on even more compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and infrastructure.

Tags: CenterPoint Energy, CNG, CNG Fueling Stations

August 29, 2013 - Press Release

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas Take Top Safety Honors

Recognized by the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE), Tampa Electric achieved the lowest incidence rating for two consecutive quarters and was given first-place ranking for the company's first time.

Tags: Peoples Gas, Florida

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Con Edison Drops GHG Emissions 45%

In 2012, Con Edison’s direct greenhouse gas emissions decreased more than two percent from 2011, and 45 percent from baseline 2005 emissions.

Tags: Con Edison, Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction

August 25, 2013 - Press Release

ComEd Becomes Most ‘Liked’ Utility on Facebook

ComEd recently reached a new record of more than 50,000 “likes” on its Facebook page.

Tags: ComEd, Utility Fleets

August 20, 2013 - Industry News

How SoCalGas Uses Replacement Cycles to Fast Track CNG Initiatives

One of SoCalGas’ most popular fleet vehicles is this dedicated CNG Chevrolet Silverado C2500 truck with a utility body upfit.

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has a goal to acquire 1,000 new natural gas vehicles over a five-year period through 2016. Tony Orta, SoCalGas manager of asset management, provides an overview of this goal and the strategies used to get there.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Conversions, SoCalGas, CNG Fueling Stations, Replacement Cycles, Sempra Energy

August 20, 2013 - Press Release

Monster Equipment Hires New Sales Staff as It Expands to Offer Bucket and Sign Crane Truck Rentals

Commercial equipment dealership strengthens its sales staff as they add bucket trucks and sign crane trucks to their already extensive selection of roll-off trucks, dump trucks and other utility vehicles.

August 16, 2013 - Industry News

Atlanta Gas Debuts First Station in Its New CNG Program

The Langdale Fuel station will offer public access to CNG fuel for transportation vehicles. (Photo courtesy of AGL)

The new station – built and maintained by Langdale Fuel, an affiliate of The Langdale Company – is the first of five CNG stations awarded contracts to go into service under the Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) CNG Program.

Tags: Atlanta Gas Light, CNG Fueling Stations

August 16, 2013 - Industry News

Maine Utility Offers $15K Grants to Promote Plug-In Electric Vehicle Use

Central Maine Power Company is offering up to $15,000 to each selected organization to support the lease or purchase of plug-in electric vehicles. A portion of the grant may also be applied toward the purchase and installation of a Level 2 or 3 charging station.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Maine, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 16, 2013 - Industry News

DISH Getting Ready to Roll Out New Propane Autogas Vans

DISH plans to start rolling out propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet this fall in 10 DISH service facilities across five metro areas.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, DISH, Ford E-Series

August 16, 2013 - Industry News

Guam Power Authority Adds First New Bucket Trucks in Over 6 Years

The new bucket trucks are capable of reaching upwards of 60 feet and will be assigned to the line crews. (Photo courtesy of Guam Power Authority)

With these new additions, GPA can continue ongoing maintenance and capital improvement work, including streetlight repairs, outage response, and service calls.

Tags: Altec Industries, Bucket Trucks, Navistar

August 14, 2013 - Industry News

Venchurs Announces CNG Conversions for Ford F-150

Venchurs will offer both bi-fuel and dedicated options for the F-150, and will give customers the flexibility to choose from three GGE options: 12.8GGE, 17.8GGE, or 23.5GGE.

Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a CNG conversions provider for Ford Motor Company, will now offer compressed natural gas conversions for the 3.7L Ford F-150.

Tags: Ford F-150, Natural Gas Vehicles, Venchurs, CNG, CNG Conversions

July 29, 2013 - Press Release

Green Fleet Conference Attendee & Expo Counts up Over Last Year

With registration so far up by 70% compared to the same time last year — and as the nation's largest, most influential gathering of fleet management professionals — the two-day event will provide attendees countless networking opportunities.

June 3, 2013 - Press Release

Terex Advocates New Work Zone Capacity Comparison for Digger Derricks

Terex's Work Zone Capacity highlights the ability of a digger derrick to perform the tasks that these trucks are built for — digging holes and setting poles.

Tags: Terex, Digger Derricks

May 3, 2013 - Industry News

Goodyear Storm Priority Aims to Keep Utility Fleets on the Road During Crises

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has launched Goodyear Storm Priority, a new service designed to help keep utility trucks up and running as crews work to restore power during and after severe weather incidents.

Tags: Goodyear, Goodyear Storm Priority, Storm Response

February 1, 2013 - Industry News

Research and Markets: Service & Utility Truck/Body Manufacturing in North America

Research and Markets announced the addition of the "Service & Utility Truck/Body Manufacturing in North America" report to its offering.


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