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Cheryl Knight

Cheryl Knight


The Latest Developments in Self-Sealing Tires

| Cheryl Knight |
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 these times, allowing vehicle operators to continue driving even after a tire is punctured. How do self-sealing tires work? Each tire […]

3 Tips for Selecting Heavy-Duty Vehicle Lifts

| Cheryl Knight |
For utility fleets that perform their own maintenance and repairs, heavy-duty vehicle lifts are an integral part of the process. So, when it comes time to purchase or lease a lift, it’s important that the decision is based on good research and a strong understanding of what kind of lift will work best in the […]

The Business Case for Natural Gas Vehicles in Utility Fleets

| Cheryl Knight |
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 advancements in vehicle technologies and evolving infrastructure. And yet, the recent decrease in oil prices – which is being driven, in particular, by a slowing […]

In-House Vehicle Maintenance vs. Outsourcing: What’s Right for Your Fleet?

| Cheryl Knight |
All utility fleet operations have to make one especially critical choice – whether to handle vehicle maintenance in-house, hire an outside vendor to take care of the work or use a mix of both. And it’s not an easy decision to make. There are many factors to consider, not to mention the wrong choice can […]

Preventive Maintenance and the Electric Vehicle

| Cheryl Knight |
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, the White House and Edison Electric Institute announced that more than 70 U.S. electric utility companies have plans to devote at least 5 percent […]