Custom Truck and Equipment/Utility One Source Form Strategic Partnership with Posi-Plus Technologies


Kansas City, Missouri, January 25, 2018 – Custom Truck and Equipment/Utility One Source (CTE) today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Posi-Plus Technologies, the known manufacturer of quality telecommunications and cable placing equipment. Effective immediately, CTE will be the exclusive U.S. distributor for Posi-Plus cable placing equipment. The partnership will allow both companies […]

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Custom Truck and Equipment/Utility One Source and Terex Utilities Form New Strategic Partnership


Kansas City, Missouri, January 24, 2018 – Custom Truck and Equipment/Utility One Source (CTE) and Terex Utilities today announced a strategic partnership to better serve the investor-owned utility (IOUs), electric contractor, and forestry segments in the U.S. The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to provide an enhanced commercial offering which will include increased availability […]

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Utility One Source Opens First Corporate Location in Canada


Alberta, Canada, December 15, 2017 – Utility One Source (UOS) announced its first corporate location in Alberta, Canada. This location offers significant opportunities to bring the “one stop shop” model to the Canadian market, with an initial focus on transmission projects. “We’re very excited to open our Canada location”, said UOS CEO Fred Ross. “This […]

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Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source, Housby Online Sales Join Forces


Kansas City, Missouri, December 5, 2017 – Two trusted names in the equipment dealer industry have joined forces to become Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source Housby Online Sales, an online sales platform dedicated to the remarketing of equipment related to the utility industry. Custom Truck & Equipment / Utility One Source has […]

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Custom Truck & Equipment Rail Division Announces Release of Rail Car Mover


Kansas City, Missouri, September 18, 2017 – Custom Truck & Equipment, a Utility One Source Company, Rail Division (CTE-Rail), announces the premiere of their Rail Car Mover, Workhorse X1. The newest addition to the product line, Workhorse X1 marks CTE-Rail’s expansion into the Railroad Maintenance of Way (MOW) marketplace. “We’re very excited to start our […]

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NTEA Featured Article


Excerpt: “Custom Truck & Equipment LLC (CTE) was founded in 1996 by Fred Ross and five of his siblings in Kansas City, Missouri.” “Fred, president and CEO, has a more than 30-year history in the truck equipment and crane industry, beginning at his grandfather’s fuel and service station. He worked on smaller trucks and cars […]

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Utility One Source Announces Acquisition of Equipment Repair Solutions


Kansas City, Missouri and Tampa, Florida, May 31, 2017 – Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced the acquisition of Equipment Repair Solutions (“ERS”), a provider of upfitting services to the building supply market. Based in Tampa, Florida, ERS’s existing management will continue to provide the Southeast region with exceptional upfitting services while growing the business […]

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Diesel Technicians, Field Mechanics, & Shop Mechanics Job Fair- Kansas City, MO


Kansas City, Missouri (June 3, 2017) – Utility One Source (“UOS”) technician and mechanic job fair.

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Utility One Source Announces Acquisition of North American Equipment Upfitters


Kansas City, Missouri and Hooksett, New Hampshire, April 4, 2017 – Utility One Source (“UOS”) today announced the recent acquisition of North American Equipment Upfitters (“NAEU”), a leading provider of quality aerial truck upfitting services to telephone, utility and cable companies as well as municipalities, private sector crane businesses and fire apparatus. Based in Hookset, […]

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Custom Truck & Equipment Announces Supply Agreement with Richmond Conveyors


Kansas City, MO (February 24, 2017) – Custom Truck and Equipment LLC (“CTE”) announced today that it has agreed to a three-year supply agreement with Richmond Conveyors to be the sole-distributor of its fiberglass shingle conveyor.  The conveyor will be manufactured by Load King LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CTE, and will be a part […]

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