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Calif. Utilities Approve $41M for EV Pilots

CPUC approved 15 pilot projects to boost electric vehicle adoption, including the electrification of school buses, delivery trucks, airport/seaport equipment, truck stops, and commuter locations.

The Toro RT1200 riding trencher, shown here without the cab, is geared for mid- to long-range trenching applications in utility work. Photo courtesy of Toro


Toro Riding Trencher Now Available with Cab

Toro introduced a cab assembly option for its RT1200 riding trencher, enhancing both operator safety and comfort. The trencher is commonly used in utility work.


Terex Utilities Announces Network of Electric Utility Contractors

Terex Utilities announced an expanded relationship with Utility One Source, which complements its existing network of distribution and rental partners offering comprehensive services to electric utilities.

Image of 411 electric utility vehicle courtesy of AEV Technologies.


AEV Technologies Unveils Electric Truck

AEV Technologies, Inc., designer and manufacturer of compact, emissions-free vehicles for urban commercial markets, unveiled its new assembled in the U.S.A., all-electric vehicle lineup at CES Las Vegas.

Photo courtesy of Versalift


Versalift Boosts Production After a Year of Natural Disasters

This year was exceptionally challenging, with storms and fires hitting multiple population centers. Versalift is increasing production of its bucket trucks, digger derricks, and cable placers to meet demand.

Utilities began shipping additional vehicles and equipment last week, which are being transported via barge. Photo courtesy of PPL


Electric Utilities Send 1,500 Additional Workers to Puerto Rico

Electric companies are shipping out equipment and vehicles now, and workers are scheduled to begin work in mid-January. With this addition, there will be more than 5,500 workers in Puerto Rico.



DTE Energy Names Director of Southeast Michigan Gas Operations

Mark Johnson leads a team at DTE Gas responsible for maintenance and repair of the natural gas distribution system in Southeastern Michigan.


The Top 5 Utility Fleet Stories of 2017

We've compiled a list of the most popular utility fleet stories on in 2017. Bucket truck safety tops the list, but readers were also interested in vehicle misuse and new models.


Terex Ships Auger Drill to Antarctica for Scientific Research

Terex Utilities shipped a Model 330 Auger Drill to Leidos, a California-based contractor working for the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. The drill features a unique mounting configuration and numerous insulation and heating modifications to operate in the extreme environment.


Maintainer Completes Plant Expansion

The 7,800-square-foot addition was prompted in response to increased demand for Maintainer’s line of mechanics trucks, lube trucks, and cranes.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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