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September 19, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Hands-On Training Attracts Global Attendees

Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

This year, 36 people from Australia, Chile, El Salvador, New Zealand, Trinidad, and the United States (including one from Hawaii), participated in equipment operation tasks at Terex Utilities' training headquarters.

Tags: Training, Terex

September 14, 2017 - Global News

Canadian Utility BC Hydro Adopts Chevin FleetWave

BC Hydro delivers electricity to 95% of British Columbia’s population. Its Fleet Services business unit manages approximately 3,100 assets, providing maintenance and support services at five facilities throughout the province. Photo: Chevin

BC Hydro has adopted FleetWave to meet flexible reporting capabilities, quick and effective analytical means, and access to key performance indicators over the complete lifecycle of vehicles.

Tags: Canada, Fleet Management Software, Chevin FleetWave, Chevin

September 11, 2017 - Press Release

Versalift to Unveil New Products and Services at ICUEE

Photo courtesy of Versalift

Versalift will introduce new additions to its line of aerial lifts, cable placers, and digger derricks at this year’s International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), as well as a new service program.

Tags: ICUEE, Versalift

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Utilities Gear Up for Hurricane Irma

With 6.2 million utility customers without power as of Monday morning, utilities across the State of Florida have prepared their fleets to minimize damage and respond in a timely manner.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Duke Energy, Storm Response, Hurricane Irma

September 7, 2017 - Press Release

Calif. City Warns Against Fake Utility Trucks

RPU personnel working in the community drive clearly marked fleet vehicles, wear city uniforms with respective logos, and display proper photo identification

Tags: Utility Fleets, Fraud

September 7, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. City to Save 10M Gallons of Water with Filtration Truck

Ventura Water's NO-DES truck saved 650,000 gallons of water within its first week of operation. Photo courtesy of Ventura Water.

The NO-DES truck is the first of its kind to be added to Ventura Water’s fleet in California. The unit replaces the conventional method of flushing the city’s fire hydrants.

Tags: Water Pump, Ventura, water filtration, NO-DES, Procurement

September 4, 2017 - Industry News

Kentucky Water Utility Hires Fleet Services Administrator

Wayne Dunn was named fleet services administrator for One Water MSD/LWC in Louisville, Ky. He assumed this position in June.

Tags: Waste Management, Utility Fleets, New Hire

August 28, 2017 - Press Release

Bronto Skylift to Display World's Largest Insulated Aerial at ICUEE

Photo courtesy of Bronto Skylift

Bronto Skylift will be showing and demonstrating its Model SI 219 HDT-C insulated truck-mounted aerial platform at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE).

Tags: ICUEE, Aerial Devices

August 28, 2017 - Industry News

Manitowoc Cranes to Showcase Three Models at ICUEE

Photo courtesy of Manitowoc Cranes

Manitowoc Cranes announced it will display three Grove and National crane models at this year’s International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in October.

Tags: Utility Fleets, ICUEE, Cranes, Boom Trucks, National Crane

August 28, 2017 - Industry News

FirstEnergy Trims Trees with Aerial Saw

Photo via Flickr/FirstEnergy Corp.

Tree trimming was completed faster with the aerial saw than with traditional methods, covering 10-12 miles per week compared to for a mile per week for a crew using a bucket truck.

Tags: Utility Fleets, FirstEnergy, Helicopter

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Automated Drone Inspections Offered for Electric Utilities

Photo courtesy of Sharper Shape

Sharper Shape’s ADI Flight Planner software automatically creates accurate 3D models of powerlines using LiDAR data and creates optimized routes for automatically inspecting utility assets.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Drones, Asset Management

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

Lineman in ICU After Boom Disconnects from Truck

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

The journey lineman was working at a jobsite when the boom arm of his bucket truck detached from the vehicle. Wenker sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Tags: Accidents, Utility Fleets, Bucket Trucks, Safety

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

W.Va. Utility Moves to Facility with More Space for Fleet

The utility's new service center can accommodate all of Mon Power's trucks and most of its equipment. Photo via Flickr/FirstEnergy Corp.

Mon Power (W.Va.) has moved to a new service center with more enclosed space for its fleet after a 2016 flood swamped the old center's outdoor storage yard.

Tags: New Facility, Utility Fleets, FirstEnergy, Flooding

August 10, 2017 - Industry News

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Saves with Auxiliary Power System

Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Gas & Electric

Using Volta's Electric Auxiliary Power System, OG&E workers can operate equipment with the engine off for a greener operation, a quiet service, and a more efficient fleet.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Idle Reduction

August 7, 2017 - Press Release

DICA to Introduce New Outrigger Pads, Product Updates at ICUEE

Photo courtesy of DICA

DICA will introduce Cavity Pad Plus outrigger pads and reveal design updates to ProStack interlocking cribbing at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE), to be held Oct. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Utility Fleets, ICUEE, Cranes, Safety

August 4, 2017 - Industry News

Terex to Debut New Products at ICUEE

Four products from the new Optima Series of aerial devices will be on display at ICUEE. Photo courtesy of Terex Utilities

Terex Utilities will debut the Optima Series of aerial devices and showcase significant enhancements and live demonstrations at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo (ICUEE) in October.

Tags: Terex, ICUEE, Aerial Devices

August 3, 2017 - Press Release

CICB to Host Crane Training at ICUEE 2017

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau announced it will host Articulating Boom Crane Operator preparatory training at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in October.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Operator Training, ICUEE, Cranes

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Professionals Invited to Comment on New Construction Standards

Photo via Flickr/Western Area Power

The Construction Services voluntary standard has been developed by the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance to support utilities with identifying sustainable practices in the area of construction services.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Industry Standards

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Boom Truck Knocks Down Power Poles

Photo via Wikimedia/Willmar Municipal Utilities

More than 1,000 Northern California residents were left without power for nearly 24 hours after a city-owned utility truck hit power poles.

Tags: PG&E, Utility Fleets, Power Outage, Boom Trucks

July 27, 2017 - Press Release

JLG Opens East Coast Parts Distribution Center in Atlanta

JLG anticipates the additional distribution center to improve parts availability, provide quicker delivery times, and lower freight costs.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Distribution Centers, JLG

July 26, 2017 - Industry News

Crane Industry Services Expands NCCER Offerings in Northeast

Image courtesy of Crane Industry Services

New England Crane School in New Hampshire and Cranes101 in Massachusetts are now approved as NCCER Accredited Training and Assessment Centers (ATS/AAC), under the sponsorship and support of Crane Industry Services.

Tags: Cranes, NCCER, Industry Certification

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Utility Starts Drone Pilot Program

Photo via Pixabay

The pilot program will cost $35,000 and is expected to take about a week to complete. Video from the drone will be analyzed to identify loose connections, leaking oil, rust and deterioration, and any hot spots.

Tags: Pilot Program, Utility Fleets, Drones

July 24, 2017 - Press Release

Altec Recognized at White House Made in America Event

Leading manufacturers from around the country were invited to participate in the event, which highlighted a U.S.-made product from each of the 50 states. Altec showcased an Altec AN67 Aerial Device.

Tags: White House, Altec, Donald Trump

July 17, 2017 - Industry News

AEM Updates Digger Derrick Safety Manual

Photo courtesy of Altec

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual, which features information on lifting, pole setting, digging operation, calculating load capacities, and personnel platform safety.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Safety

July 17, 2017 - Press Release

J.D. Power Releases Utility Satisfaction Study

The study measures customer satisfaction with electric utility companies by examining six factors: power quality & reliability; price; billing & payment; corporate citizenship; communications; and customer service.

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