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May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Lineman Dies After Bucket Truck Falls Over

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

The Penn Power employee was inside of the truck's elevated bucket when it became unstable and turned on its side.

Tags: Fatal Accidents, Bucket Trucks, Safety

May 4, 2017 - Press Release

Colo. Utility Recognized for Sustainable Fleet

Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities was recognized for promoting compressed natural gas for both fuel independence and environmental stewardship.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, City of Colorado Springs

April 28, 2017 - Industry News

Idaho Power Implements Safe Driving Pilot Program

Photo courtesy of Idaho Power

About 600 Idaho Power employees will participate in the pilot program, which includes taking a short survey to measure perceptions and practices about distracted driving.

Tags: Fleet Policies, Distracted Driving, Utility Fleets, Safety

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Conn. Utility Fleet Tears Down Its Oldest Structures

Norwich Public Utilities crews Connecticut have begun tearing down some of the utility’s oldest structures, including transmission towers and a control room dating back to 1890.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Bucket Trucks

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: New Models and Specs

Some new truck models were introduced from Bollinger, International, Tesla, and Volvo. Our web editor also offered tips on choosing a heavy-duty pickup.

April 24, 2017 - Press Release

DEKRA Insight Releases Safety Guide Based on Utility Assessments

The guide includes specific examples, including one instance where a utility company's linemen paid more attention to the company's policy on truck safety than they did to personal safety.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Safety

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Mo. Utility Pickup Truck Stolen

A Missouri American Water truck was stolen last week while on a call. The employee driving the vehicle was checking meters when the pickup truck disappeared.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, Utility Fleets, American Water

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Employee in Work Truck Among Victims in Shooting

Newly hired call center employee Zackary Randalls was on his first ride along in a PG&E truck when a man allegedly shot into the truck.

Tags: Crime

April 18, 2017 - Press Release

Stellar Acquires American Crane and Truck Tires International

Stellar plans to incorporate the operations of both companies with their current production capabilities as well as to selectively refurbish used service truck equipment.

Tags: Truck Tires, Stellar Industries, Mergers & Acquisitions, American Crane International

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Recalls and Production Milestones

Several recalls were announced for work trucks and Ford and GM made production announcements. Also, GM announced a new factory telematics option.

Tags: Utility Fleets

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


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