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

WEATHER GUARD Drop-Down Ladder Rack
The new WEATHER GUARD EZGlide2 drop-down ladder rack improves user safety when handling heavy ladder loads, especially with many of the new high-roof van models. The heavy-duty design is built with lo...
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Terex Introduces New Installation Standards
To help fleet managers balance equipment value with user requirements, Terex has developed a new process to assist customers with spec’ing utility trucks, including aerial devices and digger derricks,...
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Crane Institute Metric Crane Handbook
Crane Institute of America has released a metric edition of its flagship handbook, “Mobile Cranes.” The book joins “Rigging,” another of the institute’s metric handbook options, and can now be used mo...
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