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KNOWLEDGE, INSIGHT & STRATEGY FOR UTILITY FLEET LEADERS

OEMs and fleets temper expectations on electric truck adoption.
Over 800 fleet professionals and industry representatives attended the daylong Green Truck Summit – part of NTEA’s Work Truck Week in Indianapolis – on March 5 to assess the current landscape and path forward for electrification. So, what is the outlook for electric trucks? In a nutshell, truck manufacturers are still investing heavily in new […]

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With lead times forcing utilities to keep their existing vehicles longer, fleet personnel have had to adapt to ensure those assets remain reliable.

Maintaining Productivity Amid the Challenge of Extended Lead Times

Fleet managers continue to see some of the longest lead times in decades, with supply and delivery disruptions significantly hampering the industry. Across the board, every size of truck and car an…
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Whether off-road or through water, OEMs offer new models to make the job safer and faster.

What’s New in All-Terrain Utility Vehicles in 2024?

All-terrain utility vehicles (ATUVs) allow utility crews to go where four-wheel-drive pickups and other conventional vehicles cannot. These machines come in various models; some can transport peopl…

Switching and Tagging

If you are a fleet manager or fleet safety supervisor, you may think the topic of switching and tagging is not a body of knowledge needed for the safety of your field mechanics. You may be wrong. L…

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Are Your Electrification Targets Realistic?

The latest headlines signal that the electric vehicle market is tapping the brakes, with the road ahead becoming increasingly uncertain. How will this trend impact your company’s ability to hit its…

In Many Ways, Fleet Management is Sales

In this issue’s “Women in Utility Fleet” feature, I speak with Lissa Brady, the fleet asset manager at San Diego Gas & Electric and a director on the EUFMC board. We talked about her nontraditi…

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Managing a utility fleet today is beyond demanding. You’re tasked with constantly improving and optimizing the management of your fleet—especially challenging in our current times of rapidly rising costs.

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Smarts Fleets & Technology

With electric vehicles, utility rates are the new fuel prices and will require similar monitoring.

The New ‘Fuel’: Strategies for Tracking and Managing EV Charging Costs

As more utility fleets add electric vehicles to their mix, fleet managers need to understand the intricacies of managing EV charging costs, much like they would fuel expenses. Fleets are adopting an emerging array of strategies, tools and practices to monitor and control these costs. After all…
It pays for a utility fleet to leverage connected-vehicle technologies – but not without thoroughly protecting the operation against cyberattacks.

Armor Your Connected Fleet with Cybersecurity Measures

Utility fleets are integrating various connected-vehicle technologies that mine data to boost operational efficiency and effectiveness. But leveraging this brave new world of rich data is not without risk. The more connected a utility’s vehicles and facilities – and the more data they generate…
Which soft and hard skills will fleet managers need to be successful?

The Evolving Fleet Professional for an Electrified Future

Over the last decade, technology has emerged that can make fleet management a little easier – think telematics, dashcams and integrated fleet management platforms. Electrification is a different story. The next 10 years will likely make a fleet manager’s job more complex, and that means fleet man…
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TP Battery-Electric Wood Chipper

The next time you see a vegetation management crew clearing trees and brush in your area, their equipment may not seem as loud as in the past. That’s because quieter battery-electric technology has been working its way into the industry, from trucks to chainsaws and even wood chippers. In 2019…

Fleet Profiles


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6 Takeaways from the 2024 Green Truck Summit

Over 800 fleet professionals and industry representatives attended the daylong Green Truck Summit – part of NTEA’s Work Truck Week in Indianapolis – on March 5 to assess the current landscape and path forward for electrification. So, what is the outlook for electric trucks? In a nutshell, truck m…
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Fleet Electrification Plans Face Reality Check Amid EV Slowdown

Last year’s NTEA Work Truck Week was a parade of new electric vehicle launches. But if recent news is a sign, the bullishness toward EVs might be more subdued at this year’s show in Indianapolis in March. The Sudden Downshift Until a couple of months ago, the EV market looked unstoppable. EV sale…

Women in Utility Fleet: Lissa Brady

Lissa Brady arrived at the University of Washington as an English major and graduated with an international studies degree. She served in various sales roles for nearly 25 years with GE Capital (now Element Financial Corp.), PACCAR Financial and Terex Utilities, earning her MBA along the way. Sal…

Using Supporting Materials with Stabilizers and Outriggers

When utility workers are tasked with setting up equipment, oftentimes it’s along roadsides with slopes, ditches or unstable surfaces. Unfortunately, equipment tip-overs continue to be one of the most common job site accidents, but they are generally preventable with proper planning, training and …
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Fleet Electrification Plans Face Reality Check Amid EV Slowdown

Last year’s NTEA Work Truck Week was a parade of new electric vehicle launches. But if recent news is a sign, the bullishness toward EVs might be more subdued at this year’s show in Indianapolis in March. The Sudden Downshift Until a couple of months ago, the EV market looked unstoppable. …

Women in Utility Fleet: Lissa Brady

Lissa Brady arrived at the University of Washington as an English major and graduated with an international studies degree. She served in various sales roles for nearly 25 years with GE Capital (now Element Financial Corp.), PACCAR Financial and Terex Utilities, earning her MBA along the way. …