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

Worthington Large-Diameter CNG Cylinder
Worthington Industries Inc. has expanded its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders with a new lightweight, large-diameter, 26.2-inch model. This is the company’s largest Type III CNG cylinder...
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LoJack and Retriever Communications Collaboration
Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile workforce automation, is collaborating with LoJack Corp., a provider of vehicle theft recovery and advanced fleet management solutions, to launch ...
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Mohawk Two-Post Vehicle Lift
Mohawk’s two-post TP-16 is a clear-floor aboveground lift capable of raising medium-duty vehicles up to 16,000 pounds. The model features Mohawk’s all-position mechanical and hydraulic safeties, autom...
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