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Texas City May Outsource Utility Due to High Fleet Costs

Bringing its fleet of electric utility trucks up to the necessary safety standards would cost an estimated $700,000. The City of Gonzales (Texas) will determine whether it is more affordable to outsource all utility operations.

Ind. City Debates In-House Refuse Collection

Officials at the City of Lake Station, Ind., recently voted to keep refuse collection in house rather than outsource it. The aging fleet needs to be replaced, which may require a rate increase.

What’s Your Backup Plan?

Despite all leading-edge technology and bleeding-edge regulations that are being thrust upon the fleet market, there is a gaping hole in many fleet plans. What to do when a vehicle, or a whole bunch of vehicles, are suddenly not available?

Minn. Utility Invests in New Bucket Truck

Replacing a 10-year-old truck, the new bucket truck serving the Hibbing Public Utilities fleet marks the first time the utility has used a smaller, lighter weight truck.

Toledo Edison Invests $4M in 26 New Service Vehicles

Among the new deliveries is a specialized bucket truck that extends to 125 feet for work on high-voltage transmission lines and two mini backyard diggers, which can assist with work in confined locations that standard service trucks cannot access.