Vehicles
October 26, 2016 - Held in June in Williamsburg, Va., the 63rd annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) was “a success on all fronts,” say organizers.
October 18, 2016 - Terex Utilities has a new auger tool for digger derricks: the “stand alone core barrel”. It fits directly onto a standard Kelly bar and can be stowed like a standard auger on the boom, eliminating the need for any attachments or having to remove for transportation.
September 8, 2016 - RedArmour is a new brand of uncoated aluminum truck boxes from WernerCo. Available in both saddles boxes and universal chests, WernerCo says RedArmour products are ideal for both the jobsite and everyday storage needs.
September 6, 2016 - Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, has introduced its first line of LED directional warning lights.
September 2, 2016 - Altec has released the AT MPS series, offering nine different aerial devices with articulating/telescopic models that provide a choice of personnel or material handling options. The aerial units can also be purchased with a steel platform for work requiring a non-insulating product.
July 27, 2016 - Dica, manufacturer of SafetyTech outrigger pads, says it has introduced a product line designed for the high visibility needs of the electric utility and tree care industries.
July 27, 2016 - In our May print edition, we brought you news of Weather Guard’s new Defender series truck boxes, as debuted at the Work Truck Show earlier this year (more photos from that event HERE). The product is now available!
July 25, 2016 - Hino Motors Canada says its Hino 258 model is a low profile truck, powered by Hino’s 7.6L diesel engine producing 230 horsepower and 520 lb-ft. of torque.
July 20, 2016 - Optronics International, a manufacturer and supplier of LED vehicle lighting, expanded its Opti-Brite LED work lamp line with the introduction of five wide-angle products, which the company claims deliver a beam pattern capable of illuminating 40% more viewing area due to a contoured lens.
July 8, 2016 - After two years with a single 4x4 prototype based on a standard RWD Sprinter built in Germany to Canadian specs, Mercedes-Benz Canada and Enercon Canada VIPs officially hailed the beginning of a Canadian partnership that will see 20 Sprinter 4x4s added to the fleet of support vehicles serving Enercon’s wind farms across the country.
June 29, 2016 - A.R.E Accessories says it has an expanding palette of options to light the interior and exterior of truck caps and tonneau covers.
May 25, 2016 - Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro (NOTLH) is taking an interesting, hands-on approach to studying the impact electric vehicle (EV) charging has and will have on the grid and how to successfully monitor and balance that load.
May 5, 2016 - Linamar Corporation’s Skyjack division recently unveiled what it’s calling its tallest DC electric scissor: the SJIII 4740. It has a working height of 45.3 ft and is the first Skyjack to enter into this machine class.
April 22, 2016 - Quebec-based AZRA is not just investing $40 million over the next 18 months to install 2000 new electric vehicle charging stations, but also introducing Renault’s first 100% electric vehicle to Canada: Twizy.
April 8, 2016 - In stark contrast to the plethora of white chassis models on display throughout the Work Truck Show 2016 earlier this year, one of Ford’s new 2017 Super Duty options made its debut in Cherry Red.

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