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November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Truck Stolen with Employee Still in Bucket

Photo via Wikimedia

An employee of Elmwood Place Public Works, near Cincinnati, was in the bucket hanging Christmas lights when the truck was stolen.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, Utility Fleets

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Continues Aerial Smoke Patrols to Spot Wildfires

Photo courtesy of PG&E

PG&E will continue operating fixed-wing aircraft to spot smoke along two routes in areas that have not received significant rain and remain dry.

Tags: PG&E, Utility Fleets, Aircraft

November 17, 2017 - Press Release

Eversource Donates Bucket Truck to College

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The vehicle will be used in training students to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and to safely complete electric overhead construction.

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

FPL Sends 1,000 Power Line Poles to Puerto Rico

Photo courtesy of FPL

Thirty-three trucks delivered the poles to Port Canaveral where they will be loaded on a cargo ship scheduled to leave for Puerto Rico this week.

Tags: FPL, Utility Fleets, Natural Disaster, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria

November 16, 2017 - Press Release

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau Partners to Expand Training Opportunities

The grants, which are open to the public through the SC&R Foundation are awarded to individuals pursuing a career in the specialized transportation, crane, or rigging industry.

Tags: Training, Utility Fleets, Grants, Cranes

November 16, 2017 - Press Release

New License Plate in Georgia Pays Homage to Linemen

Photo courtesy of Georgia EMC

According to the state's utility partners, the timing of the unveiling event is especially meaningful after Tropical Storm Irma caused more than 1.5 million outages in Georgia.

Tags: Georgia, Utility Fleets, License Plates

November 9, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Hosts Delegation of Chinese Electric Utilities

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities hosted a delegation of representatives from electric utilities in China and shared U.S. best practices and technologies in live line maintenance.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

1,000+ Linemen Participate in International Utility Competition

Photo courtesy of Terex.

More than 1,000 linemen attended the 34th International Lineman's rodeo, held in Bonner Springs, Kan.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Utility One Source, Service Skills Competition

November 3, 2017 - Press Release

Utility Contractor Works 2.5M Hours Without a Lost Time Accident

The service provider achieved a safety-performance milestone when it recently exceeded 2.5 million man hours without a lost time incident

Tags: Utility Fleets, Safety

November 3, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Sends 220 Utility Trucks to Puerto Rico

Photo via Flickr/U.S. Department of Agriculture

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he will deploy new emergency utility crews to Puerto Rico on Nov. 4 to restore power following Hurricane Maria.

Tags: New York, Utility Fleets, Natural Disaster, Bucket Trucks, Emergency Planning, Hurricane Maria

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Genie Introduces Four New Extra-Capacity Booms

Photo courtesy of Genie

Genie's Xtra Capacity (XC) feature allows customers to work with up to three people on board while still leaving room for tools and job site materials.

Tags: Genie, Boom Lift, Utility Fleets, Aerial Devices

October 23, 2017 - Industry News

Equipment Stolen from Utility Job Site

Photo via Flickr/Maggie

The culprits forcibly entered a staging area over a weekend, broke into several vehicle and storage units, stole equipment, and caused vehicle damage.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Theft

October 23, 2017 - Press Release

AEP Ohio Deploys Helicopters for Transmission Line Maintenance

The work utilizes a specially-equipped helicopter which allows the line to remain energized while crews perform the maintenance.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Helicopter

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

How PG&E is Using Drones for Wildfire Response

Photo courtesy of PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric teams operated flights over fire zones in Northern California, capturing videos and still images of PG&E equipment.

Tags: PG&E, Fire, Emergency Response, Drones

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Con Edison Implements Chevin FleetWave Software

Photo courtesy of Chevin

The utility hopes to track vehicle use and availability and accurately capture and measure fleet operating costs, vehicle productivity, accidents, warranty, and campaign data.

Tags: Con Edison, Chevin FleetWave, Chevin

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Updates from NACV and the Texas Auto Show

Big announcements from the North American Commercial Vehicle Show and Texas Auto Show include expanded medium- and heavy-duty offerings, and more alternative duel options.

Tags: Utility Fleets

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Terex Shows New Aerial Devices, Auger Drills

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities showcased its latest offerings at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo, including its Optima Series of aerial devices and redesigned A330 and A650 auger drills.

Tags: Terex, Utility Fleets, Auger Drills, Aerial Devices

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

HammerHead Trenchless Introduces 22-Ton Cable Winch

Photo courtesy of HammerHead Trenchless

The HydroGuide HG2200 comes standard with hydraulic leveling jacks, which allow the operator to adjust the grade of the machine via the wireless remote control.

Tags: Utility Fleets, ICUEE

October 6, 2017 - Press Release

Versalift Debuts TruGuard 2.0 System for Aerial Lifts

Versalift introduced the TruGuard 2.0 system for aerial lifts, the STP-36 light cable placer unit, and the TMD-4000 series of heavy duty digger derricks.

Tags: Utility Fleets, ICUEE, Versalift

October 6, 2017 - Press Release

DICA Introduces Cavity Pad Plus Outrigger Pads

Photo courtesy of DICA

DICA introduced Cavity Pad Plus Outrigger Pads, expanded to its ProStack Interlocking Cribbing kits, and announced it will begin offering model-specific owner’s manuals with all FireMax Crane Pad orders.

Tags: Utility Fleets, ICUEE, DICA

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

Vactor Showcases Vacuum Excavator Concept

Photo courtesy of Vactor

Vactor offered a preview of its HXX vacuum excavator concept to gain feedback from customers and industry professionals at ICUEE in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Equipment, Utility Fleets, ICUEE, Vacuum Excavator, Concept Vehicles

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ameren Illinois Opens CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Ameren Illinois

On average, Ameren Illinois vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas can drive 200-400 miles before refueling, reducing fuel costs by about $2 per gallon compared to diesel.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

La. Utility Worker Dies from Electrocution

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

The contract worker was in a bucket truck when he came in contact with an exposed power line.

Tags: Utility Fleets

September 25, 2017 - Industry News

How Fla. Utilities Teamed Up for Irma Restoration

After Hurricane Irma hit the State of Florida earlier this month, utilities worked together to restore operations across the state.

Tags: FPL, Utility Fleets, Mutual Aid, Hurricane Irma

September 25, 2017 - Press Release

Terramac to Unveil New Model at ICUEE

Photo courtesy of Terramac

The new crawler carrier unit accommodates a wide variety of support equipment for utility applications and can be easily loaded onto a tag trailer and hauled by line trucks from job site to job site.

Tags: Utility Fleets, ICUEE, Terramac, Crawler Carrier

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