Technology

Backup Cameras are Getting Smarter
According to the National Safety Council, the average medium-sized truck has a blind spot that extends up to 160 feet behind the vehicle. So you can imagine that for larger utility trucks that sit hig...
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Evaluating Medium-Duty Powertrain Options for Aerial Trucks
Aerial lift trucks are built for low-mileage, high-engine-hour duty cycles, with unique payload requirements. So what should you consider in terms of the powertrain – the engine, transmission and driv...
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Selling Safety to Utility Fleet Drivers
Despite the ubiquity of technology in almost everyone’s world today, drivers may resent the introduction of a GPS or telematics system by company management if they feel the technology is going to be ...
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Green Fleets

Preventive Maintenance and the Electric Vehicle
In an effort to reduce fuel costs, extend replacement cycles and lower greenhouse gas emissions, an increasing number of utility fleets now operate electric vehicles (EVs). In fact, in November 2014, ...
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How Standing Idle is Setting You Back
Pop quiz: Which uses more fuel and produces more emissions – letting a passenger car idle for 15 seconds or turning off a car and restarting it after 15 seconds? If you answered that restarting the c...
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Electric Vehicle News
Support Grows for EEI White Paper on Utility Fleets and ElectrificationAs part of an effort to advance sustainability through fleet adoption of electric vehicles, the Edison Electric Institute has rel...
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New Products

Lowen Agile Fleet Branding
Lowen Color Graphics has released Agile Fleet Branding, the nation’s first single-source, turnkey solution designed specifically for fleet branding projects. For 65 years Lowen Color Graphics has pro...
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Fleetmatics Routing Optimization Solution
Fleetmatics Group PLC has introduced Fleetmatics Routist, an intelligent routing optimization solution that systematically builds the most cost-effective, customer-friendly routes for fleets. Fleetmat...
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Convoy TrailerCam Microsite
Convoy Technologies has launched a microsite – http://trailercam.com – dedicated to its TrailerCam portable, wireless backup camera and video monitoring system, which aims to reduce accidents in situa...
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