Fleets will be the judge of whether this new line of pick-up trucks can replicate the same towing and hauling tasks that its current internal-combustion engine powered trucks perform.

With great growth often comes a few growing pains along the way. And it seems the same is true for the utility fleet industry.

For the electric pickup to be successful within the industry, OEMs will have to work hard to deliver a vehicle that meets real range needs, and fleet managers will need to change the culture of their organizations to accept this new technology.

Our partnership with Sierra Wireless and its in-vehicle routers enables us to bring our clients access to AT&T FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority).

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It’s easy to keep the truck idling, but should you? Utilimarc wondered if it was time for you to kill the engine to save some coin.

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Surprisingly, we discovered that not only are alternative fuel vehicles not popular in fleets yet, the number of them have actually decreased by 11.4 percent since 2012.

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The light duty service truck is a reliable workhorse for many fleets with its service body and GVWR less than 20,000. So, how productive do they remain and for how long?

When it came to straight wage, Utilimarc found quite a range of hourly utility technician wages — from less than $25/hour to greater than $52.50/hour.

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“The biggest challenge was making a tool that was easy for any time-constrained manager to use, but also powerful enough to provide valuable insights.”

With its fairly compact size, compartments and capabilities, it has made operating in the field extremely convenient and efficient. Utilimarc wondered if the truck is still performing strong, or if its prowess is starting to slow down.