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October 26, 2017

Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

October 20, 2017

How PG&E is Using Drones for Wildfire Response

Pacific Gas & Electric teams operated flights over fire zones in Northern California, capturing videos and still images of PG&E equipment.

September 28, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

August 28, 2017

Fixed-Wing VTOL Drone

The company is working with multiple gas and electric utilities to gather data on utility infrastructure and integrate a variety of sensor and monitoring payloads into the VTOL platform.

August 25, 2017

Automated Drone Inspections Offered for Electric Utilities

Sharper Shape’s ADI Flight Planner software automatically creates accurate 3D models of powerlines using LiDAR data and creates optimized routes for automatically inspecting utility assets.

July 24, 2017

Texas Utility Starts Drone Pilot Program

The pilot program will cost $35,000 and is expected to take about a week to complete. Video from the drone will be analyzed to identify loose connections, leaking oil, rust and deterioration, and any hot spots.

May 22, 2017

Fla. Utility Shows New Storm Response Equipment

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.

May 5, 2017

Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

In today’s digital age, technology is developing at a break-neck pace and fleet management is often the recipient and early adopter of many of the new options available. One of the more newsworthy pieces of modern technology has been the “drone.” Their use in fleet may offer several possibilities.

May 2, 2017

Ryder to Distribute, Service Workhorse Trucks

Ryder System has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Workhorse Group that makes Ryder the primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicles in North America, Ryder has announced.

April 20, 2017

Stertil-Koni Uses Drone Videography for Lift Demo

Steril-Koni's new video takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes look at LBCT and its utilization of Stertil-Koni’s latest super heavy-duty mobile column lifts – the ST 1130 – which have a lifting capacity of 29,000 pounds per column, or 116,000 pounds for a set of four.

February 22, 2017

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

December 30, 2016

Is Amazon Planning a Flying Warehouse?

An Amazon patent filing surfaced on Dec. 28 describing an airborne fulfillment center for the company’s drone delivery system, according to a report by CNBC.

November 7, 2016

Insurance and Energy Industries are Embracing the Use of Drones

When I first read articles about the use of drones in fleet operations, I used to roll my eyes. But, no longer. After talking with many fleet managers, I now believe that drones in commercial applications will have a major impact in a variety of industries. At most companies, drone operations will fall outside the domain of fleet, at least initially. As FAA restrictions are eased, drones will proliferate into mainstream business practices, with the insurance and energy industries in the vanguard

September 27, 2016

UPS Drone Delivers Medicine to Remote Location in Test

UPS staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass., to Children’s Island using a drone delivery system it is testing with CyPhy Works.

September 9, 2016

New FAA Rule Allows Utilities to Expand Drone Use

A new rule from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that went into effect in late August is enabling more utility companies to consider unmanned aircraft systems to improve operations.

September 7, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

June 24, 2016

Workhorse Hybrids Benefit from Drone Usage Ruling

Workhorse Group Inc.’s fleet of EPA-approved E-Gen hybrid trucks has benefited from a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruling that approves the routine commercial use of drones.

June 22, 2016

Drones are Delivering the Future

Drones are popping up everywhere, including in package delivery fleets. Workhorse Group is currently in the testing phase with its drones for use with the company’s electric delivery trucks.

January 5, 2016

Ford Pairs Drone Delivery System With F-150

Ford has developed a drone delivery system that could be deployed from the rear of an F-150 truck that could be used for emergency response or commercial uses in agriculture, forestry, construction, bridge inspection or other surveying work.

October 16, 2015

FAA Approves Testing of Workhorse Drone Delivery System

Workhorse Group says it has obtained permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Horsefly delivery drone, an eight-motor, eight-rotor “octocopter” designed to work with a specially equipped E-Gen electric walk-in van.

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