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September 12, 2017

Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State

Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread.

September 6, 2017

Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever develop in the Atlantic, will likely make landfall on the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. In preparation, state and federal agencies are already declaring an emergency on the ground.

October 21, 2016

Fla. Utility Upgrades Communications System

Florida Power & Light (FPL) is upgrading its communications system for field employees. The utility is partnering with Florida-based Harris Corporation to upgrade its legacy analog radio communications system.

October 7, 2016

Fla. Utilities Get to Work As Hurricane Matthew Moves North

The National Hurricane Service downgraded the hurricane to a Category 2 storm at 5 p.m. Friday, reporting maximum winds of 110 mph. The Center also discontinued all coastal warnings south of Volusia County, and utilities in Florida have begun restoration efforts.

September 7, 2016

Utility Fleet Helps Restore Power After Hurricane

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) was able to announce that service restoration is complete for customers who were affected by Hurricane Hermine, in line with its pre-storm commitment to restore power to the majority of affected customers within 24 hours of the storm's passing.

July 11, 2016

Video Safety Tip: Preventing Wrong-Way Crashes

In response to a recent spike in wrong-way crashes, Florida designates July as Wrong-Way Driving Awareness Month and offers safety tips to prevent such collisions.

June 8, 2016

Vocational Spotlight: Utility Fleets

With a large percentage of Class 1-8 trucks in use, utility fleets are unique in the vocational fleet market, typically driving shorter routes and putting on more engine hours than fleets with much higher mileage.

May 27, 2016

Video Tip: Making Safer Turns

The Florida DMV offers advice on how to execute safer right and left turns.

May 6, 2016

Florida Utility Trains on Storm Response

During recent storm response training, FPL demonstrated how crews work more efficiently in the field to speed restoration. The company's storm response fleet, including its Mobile Command Center and Community Response Vehicle, allow field employees to operate remotely in the hardest hit areas.

July 21, 2015

TruStar Opens Public CNG Station in Orlando

TruStar Energy has opened its first company-branded public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Orlando, Fla., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

December 24, 2014

Deputies Crack Down on Move-Over Law Violations

This WFTS-TV ABC Action News report, which aired earlier this year, highlights how deputies in Hillsborough County are cracking down on drivers violating Florida's "Move Over" law. For the fleet safety tip on "Move Over" laws, click here.

October 7, 2014

Florida's NGV Incentive Program Fuels Job Growth

Florida's $4.7 million in rebates to fund construction of natural gas vehicle fueling stations has created 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages since it went into effect on Jan. 1, according to the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (FNGVC).

August 4, 2014

Florida Public Utilities Celebrates 90 Years

Established in 1924, the business was founded as a provider of gas energy, with a customer base of approximately 1,300. Today, FPU serves approximately 118,000 customers.

July 14, 2014

Florida Utility Workers Now Protected Under Move-Over Law

Florida motorists are now required to move over or slow down when passing utility services vehicles and sanitation vehicles. Towing trucks and law enforcement vehicles were already protected under the law.

January 15, 2014

Florida Senator Pushes for Roadside Protection for Utility Workers

In an effort to help protect utility crews that often work during storms and other severe weather, Okaloosa Republican Sen. Greg Evers filed a bill in December that would force drivers to slow down or move over a lane when approaching a utility vehicle on the side of a road.

August 29, 2013

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas Take Top Safety Honors

Recognized by the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE), Tampa Electric achieved the lowest incidence rating for two consecutive quarters and was given first-place ranking for the company's first time.

May 9, 2012

Hino Truck Raffled at 2012 Florida Tow Show

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks teamed up with Miller Industries to provide one lucky tow operator a chance to win a fully loaded 2012MY Hino model 258ALP with a Century 12 Series LCG Carrier.

April 18, 2012

Win a Fully Loaded 2012 Hino 258 at Florida Tow Show

NOVI, MI - The Professional Wreckers of Florida [PWOF] will raffle a new 2012 Hino 258, fully loaded, with a Miller Industries Carrier at the Florida Tow Show held April 19-22, 2012, in Orlando.

January 21, 2010

Florida Fuel Tanks Fail to Comply with Upgrade Deadline

TAMPA, FL - Nearly 4,700 fuel storage tanks operated by gas stations, governments, and businesses in Florida must be upgraded by the end of March or face shutdown.

May 29, 2009

Commercial Truck Fees Up 35% in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The 35-percent increase could mean up to $350,000 a year for the heaviest trucks, according to Capitol News Service.

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