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February 23, 2017 - Press Release

NCCCO to Use Manitex 30100C for Testing and Demonstrations

A Manitex 30100C, provided by Nevada dealer, Nixon-Egli Equipment Co., will be the official test crane for all operators taking their telescopic boom — fixed cab practical exams on-site at CONEXPO/CON-AGG.

Tags: Certification Program, Cranes, Manitex

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Offers $3M to Municipalities and Utilities for EVs

Photo via Flickr/marlordo59

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electric cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their fleets.

Tags: Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles, NYPA

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Photo courtesy of PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: 2017 Packages and Pricing

Some major announcements from OEMs include pricing and packages for 2017 and news in preparation for the Chicago Auto Show.

February 10, 2017 - Press Release

Minnesota Power Recognized for Restoration Efforts

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) presented Minnesota Power with the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after severe thunderstorms hit Minnesota in July 2016.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Natural Disaster, Storm Response

February 10, 2017 - Press Release

SoCalGas to Produce RNG from Wastewater

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced a pilot hydrothermal wastewater processing project has been selected by the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) to receive up to $1.2 million in federal funding.

Tags: Biofuels, SoCalGas, Alternative Fuels

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Water District Caught Misspending Funds

A report from the California State Controller found that Panoche Water District employees misspent funds, with several large purchases for personal use including 50 take-home vehicles.

Tags: Personal Use, Water Utility

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Employer Curbs Distracted Driving

Photo courtesy of Shellback Smartphone Safes

Contract Callers, Inc. (CCI), a field services outsourcing company for utilities, will deploy more than 400 "smartphone safes" to reduce the possibility of distracted driving.

Tags: Distracted Driving, Utility Fleets

February 8, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Utilities Team Gives Back During Annual Sales Meeting

Terex Utilities team members from across the nation traveled to Omaha, Neb., for the company’s annual sales training meeting the fourth week of January. While there, 74 of its employees spent time serving four local human service agencies in Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Tags: Terex

February 7, 2017 - Global News

European Utility to Electrify Entire 3,500 Vehicle Fleet

Vattenfall announced it is switching its entire light-duty fleet to battery-electric vehicles. The utility, which serves parts of Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany, will replace 3,500 vehicles over a five-year period.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Sweden, Global

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Utility Sends Crews to Aid in Restoration

Fla. Utility JEA is sending out reinforcements to help utilities recover after severe storms hit the Southeast.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Storm Response

January 30, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Announces 2017 Hands On Training

Registration for the 39th Annual Hands On Training is now open. The training event will be held August 21-23, 2017 in Watertown, S.D.

Tags: Training, Terex, Utility Fleets, Cranes

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Boom Truck Buried in Avalanche

A Lower Valley Energy (Wyo.) employee was driving to work when his boom truck got caught in an avalanche. Clay Skinner, lineman, told the Star Valley Independent the utility's boom truck was pushed down four or five feet and completely covered in snow.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Natural Disaster, Snow, Electric Utility, Boom Trucks

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Recalls and Discontinuations

Volvo and GM announced major production investments and Ford announced it will offer connectivity in previous model-year vehicles. This week also saw a number of recalls, including 3.1M vehicles recalled for Takata air bags.

Tags: Utility Fleets

January 27, 2017 - Press Release

Summit Truck Group Becomes Master Distributor of Purkeys Electrical Solutions

Summit Truck Group has announced they are now a Master Distributor of Purkeys electrical products in all 28 of the markets in which Summit Truck Group currently operates.

Tags: Distributors, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Summit Truck Group

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Utilities Vow to Support EV Adoption

Photo courtesy of Edison International

Three California utilities are renewing their commitments to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their service areas.

Tags: California, Southern California Edison, Utility Fleets, EV Charging Stations, San Diego Gas & Electric, PG&E

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Appoints Senior Manager of Fleet Operations

Daniels

Michael Daniels was promoted to senior manager fleet operations at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

Tags: PG&E, Promotions, Utility Fleets

January 16, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: From the North American International Auto Show and More

Photo courtesy of the North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit this week, with many automakers unveiling new and updated models. Key announcements include new pickup trucks from Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, and Honda.

Tags: Utility Fleets

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Reading Truck Group Acquires Caseco

Reading Truck Group announced that it acquired substantially all of the assets of Caseco Manufacturing, Inc. Caseco, a current Reading distributor, is a regional manufacturer and upfitter of service utility truck bodies and service crane bodies, with four facilities located in Oklahoma and Missouri.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Reading Truck Body, Mergers & Acquisitions, Utility Bodies, Service Crane, Upfitters

January 13, 2017 - Press Release

Terex HyPower IM Expands Economical Green Fleet Options for Electric Co-Ops

Photo courtesy of Terex

Terex Utilities will feature its latest innovation in the HyPower Hybrid System for aerial devices at the TechAdvantage 2017, Feb. 26-March 1.

Tags: Terex

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Alaska Gas Utilities Merge Operations

Photo of a Fairbank Natural Gas truck via Flickr/Mike Cornwall

Interior Gas Utility (AK) voted to purchase Pentex, parent company of Fairbanks Natural Gas, from the state at a recent board meeting. With this purchase, the public utility will take over natural gas operations and add the natural gas utility's assets to its fleet.

Tags: Fuel Transport, Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG Fueling Station

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

SoCalGas to Demonstrate Mobile CNG Refueling

Artist rendering courtesy of Onboard Dynamics

Southern California Gas Co. will fund the demonstration and testing of a new mobile natural gas compressor from Onboard Dynamics that can be used to refuel compressed natural gas vehicles regardless of location.

Tags: SoCalGas, Compressed Natural Gas

January 10, 2017 - Press Release

Warranty Extended on Elliott BoomTruck Cranes

All new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty. (Photo courtesy of Elliott Equipment)

Elliott Equipment Company announced that all new Elliott Equipment Company BoomTruck cranes will come standard with a two-year parts and labor warranty and lifetime structural warranty.

Tags: Warranty, Cranes, Boom Trucks, Elliott Equipment

January 2, 2017 - Industry News

SoCalGas Completes More Than 700,000 Safety Inspections

Photo courtesy of Southern California Gas Company

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has conducted more than 700,000 comprehensive safety inspection of meter set assemblies, which connect a natural gas pipeline from the street to the customer's gas line.

Tags: Inspections, Utility Fleets, SoCalGas

December 30, 2016 - Press Release

Hawaii Utilities Hope to Boost EV Adoption

Eight key organizations have agreed to collaborate on electrification of ground transportation in Hawaii as an essential part of achieving the state’s clean energy goals.

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