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June 19, 2017 - Press Release

Florida Public Utilities Earns Safety Achievement Award

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Florida Public Utilities Company, has earned a Safety Achievement Award from the American Gas Association for excellence in employee safety.

Tags: Recognition, Utility Fleets, American Gas Association

June 19, 2017 - Press Release

FirstEnergy Recognized for Emergency Response Efforts

FirstEnergy led a large-scale emergency effort that restored a majority of customers within 24 hours, and 98% within 48 hours. Overall, about 438,000 man-hours were worked, including replacing 500 utility poles, 200 transformers, and more than 30 miles of wire.

Tags: Recognition, FirstEnergy, Edison Electric Institute

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Wash. Fleets Saved 20M Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

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Western Washington Clean Cities partners and member fleets collectively saved 20.6 million gallons of petroleum last year through fleet efforts. The group recognized eight public-sector fleets and fleet professionals for their efforts.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Washington, Clean Cities, Recognition

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Contractor Cited After Electrocution Death

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A KTI Utility Construction employee was preparing a worksite for utility pole installation when his bucket truck came in contact with the energized transmission line.

Tags: OSHA, Utility Fleets, Bucket Trucks, Citations, Fatal Accidents

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Neb. Utility Expects to Save $50,000 on Insurance

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Consolidating its insurance policies will increase the value of the Metropolitan Utilities District’s insured property while lowering premiums and fees.

Tags: Insurance, Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District, Utility Fleets

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Terex Debuts Optima TC 55 Aerial Device at EUFMC

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

The company showcased its latest features and introduced the Optima TC 55 aerial device, which features lower travel height, better ground access, and improved boom speeds.

Tags: Terex, Bucket Trucks, EUFMC

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ameren Illinois Shows Off Utility Equipment

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The utility exhibited a mobile storm trailer, mobile substation, vapor extraction unit for natural gas leaks, and bucket truck.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Ameren

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Diesels, A Recall, and New Models

Two automakers responded to lawsuits over its diesel vehicles, Ford recalled two models, and Volvo unveiled its new VNR model.

Tags: Utility Fleets

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

Georgia Power Sends Off Mobile Command Center for Hurricane Season

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The company manages storm response activities from its Storm Center in Atlanta and often deploys the Mobile Command Center to affected areas to serve as the company's communication and tactical hub.

Tags: Hurricanes, Emergency Planning, Storm Response

June 5, 2017 - Press Release

Workhorse to Exhibit Plug-In Pickup at EUFMC

Workhorse will exhibit the new W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck at the 2017 Electric Utilities Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va., June 4-7.

Tags: Workhorse, EUFMC, Workhorse W-15, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

‘Move Over’ Laws Add Protection for Utility Vehicles

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Two states have passed legislation to protect the safety of utility workers through ‘Move Over’ laws, which require drivers to change lanes when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Safety, Move Over Law

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Signal Completes $270 Million Acquisition of TBEI

Federal Signal has completed its acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump bodies and trailers, for a purchase price of $270 million.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Signal, TBEI, Trailers, Truck Equipment, Upfitters

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Hires Regional Fleet Manager From Sacramento

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Isena Garcia, CAFM, was named manager, regional fleet operations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tags: PG&E, City of Sacramento, Utility Fleets, New Hire

May 31, 2017 - Press Release

U.S. Bank Updates Voyager Fleet Card to Cover EV Charging

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U.S. Bank is teaming up with ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, to offer Voyager Network Fleet Card acceptance at tens of thousands of ChargePoint charging ports throughout the United States.

Tags: ChargePoint, Voyager Fuel Card, EV Charging Stations

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Production Begins for 2018

A few recalls were announced as well as a few 2018 model-year announcements.

Tags: Utility Fleets

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Pa. Public Utilities Commission to Study EV Charging Stations

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The commission hopes to clarify whether any restrictions should be placed on the way utilities and third-party companies offer electric vehicle charging stations.

Tags: Utility Fleets, EV Charging Stations

May 22, 2017 - Press Release

SoCalGas Funds Renewable Natural Gas Research

The center is the first academic establishment in the United States dedicated to the study and applied research of renewable gas technologies.

Tags: Utility Fleets, SoCalGas, Renewable Natural Gas

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Utility Shows New Storm Response Equipment

Florida Power & Light showcased its newest storm response equipment, including drones and robots that allow the company to assess damage remotely. Photo courtesy of FPL

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) tested the ability of its 3,000 employees to respond to major weather events and highlighted new equipment and technology.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Storm Response, Drones, Natural Disaster

May 19, 2017 - Press Release

Genie Introduces Tool to Calculate Safe Loads for Aerial Lifts

The new Genie interactive tool provides site visitors the opportunity to choose different materials, attachments, and operators of various sizes to “place” on the virtual boom platform.

Tags: Genie, Utility Fleets, Aerial Devices, Safety, Aerial Lifts

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Photo courtesy of Duke Energy

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

Tags: Duke Energy, Truck Stops, Idle Reduction

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Washington Gas Fleet Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

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Washington Gas announced its new fleet facility earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tags: Fleet Facility, Utility Fleets, LEED Gold Certification

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Alternative Fuels and 2018 Models

The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo took place in Long Beach, Calif., last week, with several OEMs making major announcements concerning alternative fuels.

Tags: Utility Fleets

May 8, 2017 - Press Release

Utility Opens Propane Autogas Station for Fleets

Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their fleets with propane autogas.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Utility Fleets

May 8, 2017 - Press Release

Natural Gas Utility Awarded for Environmental Initiatives

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas was named a Top Utility Environmental Champion of 2017 for initiatives such as slashing emissions in its vehicle fleet and making its facilities more energy efficient.

Tags: Green Fleet, Utility Fleets, Compressed Natural Gas

May 5, 2017 - Industry News

Pa. Utility Awarded Grant for CNG Vehicles

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The grant will fund a mixture of CNG-only and CNG dual fuel vehicles, including Freightliner tractors, light-duty Chevrolet and Ford trucks, and Ford Transit vans.

Tags: Grant Funding, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants

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