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PG&E Donates Plug-In Truck to Napa

Last year a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the city of Napa, resulting in more than 70,000 customers losing power, and over 100 people sustaining injuries. The truck was donated in recognition of the many first responders, PG&E employees and the community who helped during the earthquake.

Graph courtesy of UtilimarcUtility industry wage distribution.

Utility and Municipal Technician Wages Compared

The results from Utilimarc showed a more spread out wage distribution among fleet technicians in the municipal industry but a higher wage floor/ceiling for technicians in the utility industry.

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Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.

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Aqua America Announces Director of Fleet and Supply Chain Managment

Charles Stevenson has been promoted to director of fleet and supply chain management for Aqua America, according to the company.

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GMC Sierra HD Adds Steering Assist, Gooseneck Trailering

The GMC Sierra HD pickup will add several features for 2016, including active steering assist and a new gooseneck trailering package, according to General Motors.

Zonar, ATG Agree to Data-Sharing Deal

Telematics provider Zonar Systems has partnered with ATG Risk Solutions to offer risk management and underwriting programs to fleet customers through a clearinghouse.

Aerial Work Platforms One of Safest Ways to Work at Height

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has found that aerial work platforms (AWP) are one of the safest ways to perform work at height.

NGV Conference Details Announced

Organizers of the North American NGV Conference and Expo have released details about the conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 15-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Son Steals Dad's Utility Truck

An 18-year-old in South Carolina was sent to jail after stealing his father’s work truck from an electric cooperative’s parking lot.

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Ford Considering Reviving Ranger Pickup

Ford Motor Co. is considering bringing its smaller Ranger pickup back to North America later this decade to compete in the suddenly competitive mid-size-pickup segment, according to reports by Bloomberg and the Detroit News.

AmeriPride Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Textile and rental supply company AmeriPride has released its first-ever Corporate Responsibility Report, which outlines key programs and initiatives the company is implementing as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, the health and safety of its employees, and the well-being of the communities it serves.

Altec Industries is a leading manufacturer of aerial devices for utility fleets. Photo courtesy of Altec.

Altec Recalls Aerial Devices

The action, affecting 2,514 devices, will allow dealers to fix a problem that can lead to boom instability.

Blue1USA Named to Inc. Magazine List

Blue1USA has been included on Inc. Magazine's annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The company is ranked number 3727 for the three-year period ending December of 2014.

Diesel Prices Spur Fleet Interest in Fuel Cost Reduction

Uncertainty over the direction in which diesel prices are heading is prompting fleet operators to explore on-board solutions, such as GreenRoad's driver behavior and fleet performance system, which minimize the impact on overall costs, according to the company.

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Firestone Industrial Products Names President

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC, (Firestone), announced that it has named Scott Damon president, Firestone Industrial Products. Damon succeeds John Vincent, who served as president of Firestone since 2010.

Photo courtesy of Evergreen CNG Systems.

Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

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Jasper Engines & Transmissions Names VP

Jasper Engines & Transmissions announced the promotion of Luke Bawel to vice president t of Jasper's Supply Chain and Logistics Groups.

Photo by Kareem Girgis.

Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.

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Ore. Beverage Fleet Reduces Fuel Costs with Autogas

An Oregon-based beverage distributor has cut the company's greenhouse gas emissions by over 20 percent and saved an estimated $10,000 in fuel costs in the seven months since it converted 10 gasoline-powered cargo vans to run on propane autogas.

Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.

Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.

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EV, Hybrid Interest Flat for 3 Years

A new Harris Poll has found that U.S. customer interest in battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and gasoline-electric vehicles has largely remained unchanged since 2013.

American Natural Gas Building Ky. CNG Station

The American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) announced the construction of a public compressed natural gas station (CNG) in Georgetown, Ky., with Bestway Express serving as the station's anchor tenant.

Screen capture of I-96 and I-696 corridor obtained from Michigan.gov site.

Michigan DOT Testing 'Smart' Roads

A 20-mile stretch of Michigan's interstate 96 and I-696 has been equipped with cameras and monitors to test the Department of Transportation's (MDOT) connected-corridor initiative, reported the Detroit News.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

USPS to Rent Cargo Vans to Fill Delivery Gaps

The U.S. Postal Service has asked companies to submit proposals for a rental contract for cargo vans to "fill in for vehicles out of service," according to a solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.gov.

Navistar Names New Treasurer

Navistar International Corporation announced that Bill McMenamin, president of Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), will add responsibilities as senior vice president and treasurer of the company.





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