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Infographic: Tablet Use in Utilities

For field workers in the utility industry, this infographic provides insight on how tablets are used and where the industry is heading in using this mobile technology.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Entering a Freeway

Here is some safety advice, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, on how to merge onto a major highway. It's a driving task that demands total focus.

Dana Holding Offers Hydraulic-Hybrid System for Field Testing

Dana Holding Corporation announced that the company is now offering its Spicer PowerBoost hydraulic-hybrid system for field testing by off-highway original-equipment manufacturers.

Photo of GC-PHEV courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Shows Plug-In Hybrid Large SUV Concept

Mitsubishi Motors has developed a plug-in hybrid large SUV concept that generates 335 hp and provides all-wheel drive, the company announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Photos courtesy of Hackensack Fire Department.Upon touching overhead powerlines with his bucket, a worker went uninjured despite electricity being sent through the truck and to the ground.

Bucket Truck Catches Fire in New Jersey

An aerial bucket truck worker was not hurt when he was touched by overhead power lines that sent electricity to the ground through the truck on the morning of Feb. 6, in Hackensack, N.J.

OSHA’s New Fall and Arc-flash Protection Rule Starts April 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has modified its standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work, including rules regarding fall-protection.

PSEG Driver Charged with Negligent Homicide in 2014 Crash

The driver of the PSEG utility truck that hit Barbara Tocci's SUV was having an extended text conversation with his girlfriend at the time of the crash.

Terex Recalls Hi-Ranger Bucket Trucks

The action affects 305 vehicles that need a replacement platform rotate cylinder.

Photo: GM

Chevrolet Debuts 2015 Silverado Custom Pickup

Chevrolet has debuted the Silverado Custom, which is based on the double-cab Silverado LS. The Custom package adds 20-inch aluminum wheels, chrome bumpers, a body-colored top cap above the front bumper, and chrome mirror caps and door handles.

Photo of 2016 Pilot courtesy of Honda.

2016 Honda Pilot SUV Sheds 300 Pounds

Honda introduced its redesigned 2016 Pilot mid-size SUV at the Chicago Auto Show that will get additional safety features and amenities from the prior model.

Photo courtesy of APG.

Freightliner Dealer to Build APG Dual-Fuel Vocational Trucks

Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.

Capt. Alex Stites. Photo via NTEA

Navy Captain Named Green Truck Summit Speaker

Capt. Alex Stites, director of shore energy for the Navy, will serve as keynote speaker at the 2015 Green Truck Summit in place of Dennis McGinn, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) announced.

Navistar's Lisle, Illinois, headquarters. HDT file photo

Navistar, UAW Approve New Labor Agreement

Navistar and the United Automobile Workers union ratified a new four-year labor agreement after the contract was approved by a majority of UAW members.

Mobile Device Integration Powering Fleet Software Sales

Fleets are beginning to realize that using the power of the ever-present smartphone or tablet, whether the device belongs to the company or the employee brings a whole range of new possibilities, according to Chevin Fleet Solutions.

Photo: Ram

Ram 1500 Named Best Full-Size Truck Value

U.S. News & World Report has named the 2015 Ram 1500 the Best Full -Size Truck for the Money.

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe courtesy of GM.

Domestic Cars Outperform Trucks in January Depreciation

Full-size cars finished January with the strongest retention value in a month that saw used vehicles depreciate 1.2 percent, according to Black Book's monthly report.

Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

Chevrolet Unveils Cargo-Oriented Special Edition Colorado

Chevrolet introduced its special edition 2015 Colorado pickup with accessories from the GearOn equipment catalog designed to add special equipment for securing larger cargo.

One Stop Diesel Truck sessions are being hosted statewide in partnership with local agencies and vendors. Photo courtesy of ARB

CARB Hosting Diesel Regulation and Compliance Event

The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.

File PhotoWe Energies recently received this hybrid bucket truck that had been supplied by Dueco's Odyne hybrid systems, which is not part of the Dueco acquisition.

Terex Details Dueco Acquisition

The distributor and the manufacturer will continue operations in the same fashion as they transition into one company.

Photo courtesy of Sen. Markey.

Senator Worries Vehicles Are Vulnerable to Hackers

New vehicles that have fully adopted Bluetooth and wireless internet technology leave themselves open to hackers, according to a new report from U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.).

Photo via Wikipedia.

PG&E Proposes 25,000 EV Chargers in California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has asked state regulators for permission to build an estimated 25,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California.

Utility Worker Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver Dies

A utility worker died after he was hit by an allegedly drunk driver while working on the side of the road, and was then pinned between the vehicle and his truck in Florence, Ky.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sharing the Road With Snow Plows

Here is some timely advice from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and a plow driver based in Iowa.

Average Diesel Price Posts First Weekly Gain Since November

The average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its first price increase so far this year, but remains well below the level from the same time a year ago.

Peterbilt Names Medium Duty Dealer of the Year

Peterbilt Motors Co. named a Pennsylvania dealer its Medium Duty Truck Dealer of the Year during the company's annual dealer meeting.

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