Technology

The Future of Drones in the U.S. Utility Market
In the past year, a handful of U.S. utility companies – including San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern Co. of Atlanta and Commonwealth Edison Co. of Chicago – have received clearance from the Federa...
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Upfitting Cargo Vans with Ergonomics in Mind
In order to keep employee health costs and downtime to a minimum, ergonomics – or fitting a job to the person performing the job – must play a big role in upfitting fleet vehicles. Many of today’s fl...
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Using Gamification to Improve Employee Performance
Today’s utility fleets have a powerful tool at their disposal, and it’s one that nearly everybody already carries with them: mobile apps that run on cellphones and tablets. By tying new apps into exi...
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Green Fleets

How Plug-In Hybrids Impact Vehicle Maintenance
Utility fleets are leading the way when it comes to the use of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles – a growing solution for operations that must work around the clock to provide vital services to the gen...
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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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New Products

Terex Texoma Spiral Bullet Tooth Auger
For faster cycle times in and out of the hole in extreme ground conditions, the Terex Texoma spiral bullet tooth auger enables customers’ drill rigs to achieve higher production drilling rates. The cu...
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NAFTC Propane Autogas Training Sessions
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium is offering a free, three-day training course designed to give automotive service technicians an in-depth look at servicing and maintaining propane-a...
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General Equipment Co. Tower Lights
General Equipment Co. has added Tower Light temporary lighting products to its line of specialized light construction equipment. The Tower Light is an inflatable, temporary lighting solution designed...
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