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June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Acela Truck Company Offers Extreme-Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of Acela Truck Company

The company resets Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) from the U.S. Army to a near-zero-mile condition for use in oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and other commercial fleets.

Tags: Extreme Duty Trucks, Acela Truck Company, Military Trucks, Utility Fleets

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Fleet Incentives and Additional Features

FCA, GM, and Nissan released their fleet incentives for the 2018 model-year, and several OEMs offered updates on their 2018 models.

Tags: Utility Fleets

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 16, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Contractor Cited After Electrocution Death

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

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, Citation, Fatal Accidents

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

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

Photo via Wikimedia/Ammodramus

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 5, 2017 - Industry News

Ameren Illinois Shows Off Utility Equipment

Photo via Wikimedia

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 2, 2017 - Industry News

‘Move Over’ Laws Add Protection for Utility Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia/Willmar Municipal Utilities

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 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 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

Photo via Wikimedia/Michael Barera

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 17, 2017 - Industry News

Washington Gas Fleet Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

Photo courtesy of Washington Gas

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 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 - 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 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

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