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Snowstorm Accident Oddly Helps Utility Cover Cost of New Truck

The weather-related car accident that left a utility truck totaled is actually working out in the fleet's favor: the insurance money will now help buy two new vehicles.

Oak Ridge Electric Department is one of the latest to receive one the plug-in hybrid eletric bucket trucks through the grant.

Grant Helps Southeast Utility Fleets Acquire PHEV Trucks

The utilities have already rolled out several of the 53 trucks that have been slated for a U.S. Department of Energy grant distributed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Electric Power Research Institute.

Photo of 20,000th gasoline NPR cabover courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Reaches N-Series Cabover Sales Milestone

Isuzu Commercial Truck has reached a sales milestone for its gasoline-powered NPR cabovers, by producing number 20,000 earlier this week.

May Auctions in Ohio, Indiana, Massachusetts

Equipment and vehicles from utilities and related companies will be sold off at JJ Kane auctions in Ohio, Indiana and Massachusetts in the month of May. The auctions will be held May 9, 14 and 16.

Residents Shoot at DTE Worker with BB Gun

While working out of this bucket truck, a 60-year-old DTE contract employee was shot April 22 by a BB gun, according to several news sources.

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

2015 F-150 SuperCab, Regular Cab Ace Crash Tests

The trucks’ newly released NHTSA scores come just one week after the Ford F-150 SuperCrew also drew the best-possible overall rating.

Azuga Reaches Milestone

Azuga, the cloud-based, rewards-driven, connected fleet and driver behavior solution, announced its 1,000-customer milestone.

The new mobile units feature a new portability set-up that allows dealers to remove the “auction in the box” unit from the vehicle and facilitate an auction anywhere there is demand. (PHOTO: Manheim)

Manheim Expands Mobile Auction Network

Manheim has added two new trucks to its fast-growing mobile auction network. The company also outlined plans to roll out up to eight additional mobile units later this year, bringing the total number in service to as many as 24 by year’s end.

CEI Appraisers Complete F-150 Aluminum Repair Course

Three CEI Group Inc. (CEI) appraisers have completed a one-day review of aluminum repairs on the 2015 F-150 pickup truck at Ford's corporate campus.

Freightliner Adds Yokohama Tires to Truck Ordering

Freightliner will begin offering Yokohama truck tires as part of the ordering process on its medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the tire maker has announced.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso Displays Curb-Side Access Delivery Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America is displaying its new Canter route delivery truck at this week's NAMA OneShow, a trade show for automatic merchandizers and the U.S. vending industry.

Photo: Ford

2015 Ford F-150 Named Greenest Pickup

In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."

Omnicomm Releases Fleet Tracking Mobile App

Omnicomm has released a cloud-based mobile application for its Omnicomm Online that allows fleet owners to manage their fleet remotely and look at a variety of reports. The app is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Photo of exising USPS vehicle via Wikimedia.

USPS Narrows List of Next-Gen Vehicle Builders

The U.S. Postal Service has chosen 15 possible manufacturers to build its next-generation delivery vehicle, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Nissan, and Freightliner.

SoCalGas Honored by EPA as 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Energy Efficiency Program Delivery Award for its outstanding efforts to increase adoption of energy-efficiency products among its customers.

Photo courtesy of TVA.

Tenn. City Utility Acquires Plug-In Hybrid Bucket Truck

The Oak Ridge Electric Department has acquired a new plug-in hybrid bucket truck to reduce noise and increase fuel efficiency, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Safety Vision Partners with Isotrak on Fleet Software

Safety Vision and Isotrak are working together to deliver the first DOT-compliant management and safety solution for the fleet and transportation units.

NationaLease/Decisiv Deal Aims to Improve Uptime

NationaLease announced an agreement with Decisiv to provide its customers with fleet tracking and reporting capabilities. The maintenance platform will be called NationaLease Fleet 20/20.

Photo courtesy of Penske.

Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.

Diesel Prices Post First Jump in 6 Weeks

Following some gains in oil prices over the past week, the average cost of on-highway diesel has recorded the first increase in its nationwide average cost in six weeks, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Rural Driving

Rural roads can pose a variety of hazards. Here's some advice, from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Central Maine Power Offers New Round of EV Grants

The utility will offer selected non-profit organizations matching funds of up to $5,000 to support the lease or purchase of eligible vehicles or $2,500 toward the purchase and installation of a Level 2 or 3 charging station.

Award Deadline Extended for Fleet Technology Expo

Nominations are open until Friday, June 5 for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency initiatives.

Photo courtesy of Convoy Technologies.

Convoy Technologies Introduces Videomatics System

The system combines telematics with live and recorded video, which can be accessed for playback on different electronic devices.

Photo: Pearson Fuels

Pearson, G&M Oil to Open E-85 Stations in SoCal

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company have opened an E-85 station in Calimesa, Calif., and will open 13 fueling stations featuring the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend throughout Southern California over a 13-month period, the companies announced.

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