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Utilimarc: Bucket Truck Purchasing Costs Rose 61%
The cost for utility fleets to buy a light-duty bucket truck has risen significantly in the past 9 years, according to newly released data from Utilimarc.
<p><strong>CPS Energy has&nbsp;purchased&nbsp;34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks.</strong> <em>Photo: XL</em></p> Texas Solar Fleet Adds Plug-In Hybrid F-150s
CPS Energy has announced the purchase of 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks, the largest purchase of plug-in F-150s by any utility or private company to date, according to CPS.
<p><em>Photo of a lineman working in a bucket truck via Pixabay</em></p> Ga. Utility to Purchase Seven New Trucks
The City of Albany, Ga., plans to purchase six bucket trucks and one line truck for its city-owned utility. Five of these trucks will replace older models, and two will be used to accommodate additional crews.
<p><em>Photo of a rearview camera image via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/banoootah_qtr/523496637/" target="_blank">banootah_qtr</a>/flickr</em></p> Full Rear Visibility Conformance Required by May 1
Conformance with the full rear visibility portion of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 111) regulation is required in the U.S. by May 1, 2018. Here are some things to know about the regulation.
<p>The average range of the vehicle will be up to 120 miles with a top speed of 75 miles per hour. <em>Photo by Chris Brown.</em></p> ROUSH CleanTech Offers Fully Electric Ford F-650
ROUSH CleanTech will offer a Ford F-650 medium-duty truck that's powered solely by a battery-electric powertrain, the vehicle modifier announced.
<p><em>Taylor</em></p> Calif. Water District Names Taylor Fleet Manager
Stew Taylor was named fleet manager for the Coachella Valley Water District in Indio, Calif.
May 7, 2018
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