The cost for utility fleets to buy a light-duty bucket truck has risen significantly in the past nine years, according to newly released data from Utilimarc.
OMNIA Partners, parent company of National IPA, is purchasing U.S. Communities, which will merge two national government cooperative purchasing groups.
The City of Victorville, Calif., has purchased five command vehicles for its newly relaunched Fire Department and plans to expand its fleet even further.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) doesn’t plan on purchasing any additional vehicles for its fleet, despite its goal to hire 2,000 employees in the next few years for transportation infrastructure repair.
Among utility fleets, four-wheel drive trucks have become the dominant light-duty pickup, according to Utilimarc.