All Utility (Access) Articles

Off road pick up expands Klubb range
Klubb has developed an articulated platform mounted on a Renault Alaskan rough terrain pick-up. The Kat 42 is being launched at the IAA commercial vehicle show
Odyne selected for U.S. DOE $45.4 million project
Odyne Systems LLC, which displayed its advanced hybrid propulsion system at ICUEE, Oct. 1-3 in Louisville, KY, has been selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy over 120 plug-in hybrid systems for trucks throughout North America.
Utility rentals leader NESCO acquires UELC
NESCO Sales and Rentals has acquired Utility Equipment Leasing Corp. (UELC), which adds more than 500 pieces of utility equipment to NESCO’s fleet. The announcement comes just six months after NESCO bought 250 utility trucks from Penske Truck Leasing Co.
Worker electrocuted while trimming trees
A man trimming trees from a bucket truck was electrocuted Monday in Miami.
NESCO buys Penske's utility truck fleet
Penske Truck Leasing Co has sold its fleet of 250 utility trucks to NESCO, one of the largest utility truck rental companies in the US.
Dueco receives We Energies Star Award
Dueco, along with sister company Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation (UELC), have been awarded with a Star Award from We Energies.
Altec increases prices
Altec Industries, Inc., has announced it will increase its prices byapproximately 4.5 percent, effective May of 2012. The company said the increase is necessary due to a "series of market conditions that have impacted the manufacturing industry, including increases in material and operating costs, commodity demand and the effects of expanded government regulation on the industry."
OSHA fines Verizon $140,700 for fatal electrocution
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Verizon for $140,700 due various safety violations following a Sept. 14, 2011 death of an employee who was electrocuted while working from a utility truck.
Utility bucket truck tips over in Ohio
A Cleveland Public Power worker suffered a broken wrist and lacerations after the bucket truck he was working from tipped over on Jan. 19.
Platinum Equity acquires NESCO
Platinum Equity has acquired NESCO Sales and Rentals. Platinum is the owner of Maxim Crane Works and acquired NESCO from an investor group led by Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company. NESCO founder and chief executive officer Rob Troxel will retain an ownership stake in the business going forward. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Tracked Lifts debuts fully insulated boom at ICUEE
Tracked Lifts unveiled its newest Platform Basket to the North American market at ICUEE. The US-based company represents Italy's Platform Basket, and another European supplier of atrium lifts, Danish company Omme Lifts. The Platform Basket 18.90/46 kV is a fully insulated, dielectrically isolated tracked lift that was made specifically for the utility sector, Tracked Lift's president Mike Hrycak told ALH. The 55-foot-working-height unit is based on an Omme 60-foot ultra compact tracked lift.
ICUEE snags 16,600 attendees
ICUEE, held Oct. 4-6 in Louisville, KY, brought in 16,600 registered attendees making it the second largest show in its history, organizers announced on the closing day of the show. More than 800 exhibitors took more than 1.1 million net square feet for product displays and hands-on equipment demonstrations.
Socage debuts DA365 at ICUEE
Italian-based manufacturer Socage introduced the DA365 to the - and for the - North American market at ICUEE this week in Louisville, KY.
Nesco expands nationwide fleet
Indiana-based NEsco Sales and Rentals has acquired the remainder of Terex Utilities' equipment rental fleet in Virginia, Tennessee and Texas.
ICUEE prepares for October show
The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition and Demo Expo will open advanced registration on June 8 for its Oct. 4-6 trade show in Louisville, KY.
UELC adds 50 units to fleet
Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation (UELC) has added 50 new rental trucks and aerials to its fleet. Equipment includes 45 to 60-foot digger derricks; 29 to 40-foot aerials; and 55-foot and 75-foot general digger derricks, the company said.
Odyne appoints Terex Utilities as global distributor
Odyne Systems, LLC, has appointed Terex Utilities as a global distributor for Odyne plug-in hyrbid systems for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
UELC appoints new dealer
Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation (UELC) has appointed Sagon Trucks of Jonesboro, GA as a dealer for the rental of digger derricks and bucket trucks in ranges up to 105 feet.
Nesco acquires portion of Terex Utilities fleet
Indiana-based Nesco Sales and Rentals has acquired a portion of Terex Utilities' rental fleet. Terms of the deal have not been released.
Lindsey Anderson reports on the warmer-than-aerial utility rental market
Utility rental houses felt a pinch from the economic downturn, but nothing compared to the construction rental market. Lindsey Anderson reports
Page 2 of 3