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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

April 7, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Emphasizes Safety for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Infographic courtesy of PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is encouraging the public to drive phone-free during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.

Tags: PG&E, Distracted Driving, National Safety Council

April 7, 2017 - Press Release

Utility One Source Acquires North American Equipment Upfitters

Photo of National American Equipment Upfitters' headquarters courtesy of Utility One Source

The addition of North American Equipment Upfitters marks the seventh acquisition under the Utility One Source brand since its formation in February 2015.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Utility One Source, Upfitters

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Announcements from the Work Truck Show

OEMs made major announcements at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, including new vehicles, upfitting options, and additional features.

Tags: Utility Fleets

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

Minn. City Targets Costs in Utility Fleet Review

One of the study's main recommendations was to improve the way it tracks total cost of ownership (TCO) for vehicles and equipment.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Audits

March 24, 2017 - Press Release

EUFMC Announces Speaker Lineup

The lineup of speakers and educational sessions for the 2017 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference have been announced.

Tags: Utility Fleets, EUFMC

March 24, 2017 - Industry News

Utilities Get to Work After Winter Storm Stella

Photo courtesy of PSE&G

When Winter Storm Stella hit earlier this month, utilities across the Northeast had to work quickly to restore power and keep customers safe.

Tags: Utility Fleets, PSE&G, Storm Response

March 24, 2017 - Press Release

Omaha Public Utility Adopts Mapping Software

Offline access to data in the enterprise GIS will ensure MUD’s field crews can access essential engineering and location information in the event of emergency, and in network dead zones, while reducing cellular data costs.

Tags: Mapping, Software, Utility Fleets

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Reaps the Rewards of Fleet Electrification

Infographic courtesy of PG&E

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) unveiled the environmental benefits and cost-savings from its fleet electrification efforts.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, PTO, Bucket Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Contractor Celebrates 94 Years as a Ford Customer

Photo courtesy of Ford

Henkels & McCoy Group, a utility and communications infrastructure contractor, has been a loyal Ford truck customer for more than 94 years.

Tags: Henkels & McCoy, Ford

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Online Customer Portals and Order Deadlines

Mack Trucks and Mercedes-Benz announced new customer portals and FCA announced 2017-MY and 2018-MY order dates.

Tags: Utility Fleets

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Utility Announces EV Purchases

Photo courtesy of Duquesne Light Company

Duquesne Light Company announced its electric vehicles (EV) plan, including fleet conversion, education, and infrastructure.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Electric Utility, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

Utilities Send Reinforcements to Michigan

Photo via Wikimedia

Jackson, Mich.-based Consumers Energy has been working since Wednesday to restore power, getting help from neighboring utility fleets.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Natural Disaster, Consumers Energy

March 10, 2017 - Press Release

Texas-Based Mulholland Energy Expands Truck Fleet

More Texas and New Mexico business owners in the plumbing, utility and drilling industries will now benefit from the excavation and drilling support team at Mulholland Energy Services.

Tags: Utility Fleets

March 9, 2017 - Press Release

BOLT Lock Now Standard on Royal Truck Body Products

Photo of a Royal Truck Body with BOLT courtesy of BOLT

BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) is now the only lock used in handle assemblies on all Royal Truck Body models. The work truck body manufacturer has made BOLT standard across its entire product line.

Tags: BOLT Lock, Locks, Truck Bodies

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck

Photo courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform.

Tags: PHEV, Freightliner, Utility Fleets, Drivetrains

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Receives 2,000-Plus Letters of Intent

Photo courtesy of Workhorse

Workhorse Group Inc. announced it has received Letters of Intent from fleets totaling 2,150 of the Workhorse W-15 electric pickup trucks, from such companies as Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, Southern California Public Power Authority, and Clean Fuels Ohio.

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Public Utility to Purchase 500 Plug-In Pickups

Image courtesy of Workhorse

The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) has submitted a letter of intent to Workhorse Group for 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks.

Tags: Workhorse, Utility Fleets, Electric Utility, Workhorse W-15

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Chooses F-150 for PHEV Powertrain

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has decided to pair its XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain with Ford's F-150 pickup, the vehicle modifier has announced. The vehicle will be available in the fourth quarter.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, XL Hybrids, Ship-Thru, Vehicle Modifiers

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Fleet-Only Options

Our web editor dove into the fleet-only options from Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. Recognition and a recall also made the news recently.

Tags: Utility Fleets

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Missouri Motorists May Have to Move Over for Utility Trucks

Photo via Wikimedia/Greg Gjerdingen

Missouri motorists may be required to move over for utility trucks at work, pending new legislation.

Tags: Legislation, Utility Fleets, Elected Leaders, Move Over Law

February 23, 2017 - Press Release

Sterling Group Acquires Time Manufacturing Company

The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, announced that it acquired Time Manufacturing Company, including its Versalift brand.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Versalift

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