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

McNeilus Advances CNG Systems and Services
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc. has introduced significant enhancements to its industry-leading NGEN CNG Systems and Services. The NGEN fuel delivery system now features improved capabilities,...
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Knapheide Commercial Truck Toppers
New commercial truck toppers are now available from The Knapheide Manufacturing Co. The KnapKap line of products is the most comprehensive selection of commercial-grade truck toppers in the industry a...
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ECCO Utility Bars
ECCO has entered the LED utility bar market, offering 16 different models spanning a range of styles, sizes and beam patterns. Suited to a wide range of applications from utility vehicles to tow truc...
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