Technology

The Latest Developments in Self-Sealing Tires
For utility fleets, being able to travel across hazardous terrain – such as storm-impacted areas covered in branches, glass and other debris – is a must. Self-sealing tires can be a great asset during...
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Keeping Crews Warm in Winter
Winter is approaching, and for utilities operating in the Frost Belt, keeping crews warm isn’t just a good thing to do – it’s a safety imperative. For vehicle cab comfort, the choices fall between ke...
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Winterizing Your Drivers
It’s one thing to winterize your fleet, but what about the drivers who are expected to operate vehicles in harsh winter conditions to repair downed power lines or a broken water main? Are they winteri...
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Green Fleets

Is a Telematics System Right for Your Utility Fleet?
The benefits of advanced telematics systems are widely known today. They can help fleets deploy resources more efficiently, increase the number of jobs completed each day, reduce costs and more. But e...
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Plug-In Pickups: A Market in Need of Products
An initiative to increase utility fleets’ use of plug-in hybrid electric pickup trucks (see “Utilities Push Toward Fleet Electrification”) runs up against the reality that there are few vehicle option...
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The Business Case for Natural Gas Vehicles in Utility Fleets
As utility fleets continue to search for cleaner-burning vehicles that operate more efficiently and use lower-cost fuel, the business case for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) is becoming clearer thanks to...
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New Products

Lytx ActiveVision Service
Lytx Inc. recently unveiled its ActiveVision service, a comprehensive safety solution that helps detect and address – both in real time and over time – distracted and drowsy driving and following too ...
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Stertil-Koni Palm Light
The Palm Light from Stertil-Koni, a leader in vehicle lifts, is a portable, magnetic, high-intensity LED light designed to affix easily to a broad range of metal surfaces commonly found in vehicle mai...
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Ditch Witch Mini Skid Steer
Ditch Witch has expanded its line of compact equipment with the new, construction-grade SK752 mini skid steer with improved features that enable added confidence, productivity and versatility on the j...
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