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What Fleet Managers Should Know About Impact Attenuators

An impact attenuator is a safety device, either mounted on the rear of a truck or towed as a trailer, that absorbs the force of a vehicle collision at speeds up to 62.5 mph to protect roadside crews working nearby. While attenuators are not a new concept – they’ve been in use in the highway construction industry for decades – what is new is that they’ve started to become more prevalent in the utility industry.


CenterPoint Energy to Electrify 100% of Light-Duty Fleet by 2030

In late September, CenterPoint Energy announced that, by the end of this decade, the company will replace 100% of its light-duty fleet – currently 134 cars, vans and SUVs – with plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles at CenterPoint’s electric operations facilities in Evansville, Indiana, and Houston.


Freightliner: How Electric Trucks Will Change Your Garage Operations

Numerous signs point toward an all-electric future in transportation. But as more plug-in electric trucks become commercially available for fleets, how will the new technology impact your garage operations? What will change with technician training, equipment and other aspects of your shop?

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We are quickly adapting our methods to better serve you during these challenging times.

Featured Articles

Technology

As director of product strategy and telematics at Element Fleet Management (www.elementfleet.com), Kimberly Clark knows exactly how her utility fleet clients are using telematics to improve safety.In ...
Work zone intrusions are a fact of life, and utility fleets are turning to attenuators to protect employees.One utility recently bought a truck-mounted attenuator vehicle from Royal Truck & Equipm...
There’s no need to wait until winter to start getting your fleet ready for the season, according to Ben Langley, director of training and development innovation for Driving Dynamics (www.drivingdynami...

Green Fleets

Even as electric utilities and other fleet operators are embracing battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks to move to zero-emission power, another wave of alternative power is rolling in: the h...
Most fleet professionals understand the benefits of idle reduction. It's the lowest of the low-hanging fruit.Unfortunately, too many fleet managers and drivers still believe certain old-school convent...
Despite all the technology available in today's utility trucks, the most critical connection is still between the driver's brain and foot.But OEMs and the aftermarket are also offering tools to monito...

New Products

Polaris Commercial, a division of Polaris Inc., has introduced the new midsize model of the Pro XD UTV. Designed for lighter payloads, tighter spaces and remarkable comfort, the vehicle comes in ...
Ditch Witch has introduced the RT70 ride-on trencher, which is equipped with features that increase operator comfort and visibility, helping to boost efficiency and profitability on the job ...
The Twilight Pad features a magnet-held light with multiple options for working at night. This will bring attention to the setup, equipment and personnel working, plus eliminate tripping hazards. The ...

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