Technology

Prevent Overloading with Onboard Scales
Overloading trucks and trailers can be an expensive habit. It puts the safety of operators and the public at risk, increases fines and leads to premature wear and tear on vehicles. But when you can’t ...
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The Impact of Soil Conditions on Digger Derrick Auger Selection
If you don’t have the optimal tool for the job, you might still be able to get the work done. But it often requires more time and effort to perform the task and shortens the life of the tool. That’s ...
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Assessing and Enforcing Distracted Driving Policies
Policies that prohibit employees from using cellphones or being otherwise distracted while driving are so common today that it would be hard to find a utility company without one. In fact, in 2011 th...
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Green Fleets

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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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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New Products

Santa Monica AltCar Expo to Take Place September 18-19
On September 18 and 19, the city of Santa Monica will present the 10th AltCar Expo, the region’s first car show dedicated to alternative fuel vehicles and transportation. AltCar Expo is an opportunit...
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PreView Wireless Offers Blind Spot Detection
PreView Wireless utilizes Preco Electronics’ patented, pulsed radar technology to detect moving and stationary objects in an operator’s blind spots to significantly reduce accidents and save lives. By...
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NAFTC Announces Fall 2015 Training Schedule
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has released its fall alternative fuel vehicle training schedule. The schedule includes courses for automotive technicians, including Light-D...
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