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March 10, 2017 - Industry News

Utilities Send Reinforcements to Michigan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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