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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

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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

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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

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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.

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

Va. Utility Worker Dies from Electrocution

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

A lineman for the City of Danville, Va., was responding to a power outage in an elevated bucket truck when the accident occurred.

Tags: Fatal Accidents, Utility Fleets, Safety

July 14, 2017 - Press Release

EEI Announced Business Diversity Award Recipients

Presented annually by the Edison Electric Institute, the awards recognize companies for their outstanding efforts in advancing purchasing opportunities for diverse suppliers within the electric power industry.

Tags: Edison Electric Institute

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ameren Donates Bucket Truck

Photo via Wikimedia/USCAE-TAS

The 2006 Ford F-550 bucket truck is valued at $7,800, and will be the village’s only aerial truck.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Bucket Trucks, Ameren

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Offers Rebates for CNG Use

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Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Clean Fuel Rebate applies to customers who fill up at PG&E-owned CNG stations in Northern and Central California.

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Water Utility Van Falls into Sinkhole

A Cleveland Water employee was investigating a possible water main leak when the street started to collapse, his van sinking with it.

Tags: Sinkhole, City of Cleveland, Water Utility

June 30, 2017 - Press Release

Chicago Utility Opens Training Center

The state-of-the-art facility will provide annual training to more than 1,600 utility workers and fire officials across the region, while also providing much-needed vocational programming to help prepare Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students for future jobs in the gas and energy field.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Peoples Gas

June 30, 2017 - Press Release

7M Plug-ins to Hit the Road by 2025, Report Claims

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A new report from the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation projects more than 7 million plug-in vehicles will be on U.S. roads by 2025, representing 7% of all vehicle sales and 3% of all registered cars and light-duty vehicles.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, Utility Fleets, Edison Electric Institute

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

Former Utility Employee Charged with Selling Fleet Vehicles for Personal Use

A former utility contractor employee has been charged with selling fleet vehicles and using company funds for personal use.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Theft

June 30, 2017 - Industry News

FPL Forms Fleet Fueling Partnership with Train Company

Photo courtesy of Robert Madrid for FPL

FPL, which has used biodiesel in its trucks for nearly two decades, will supply Brightline with 2 million gallons of biodiesel-blended fuel annually through a two-year contract.

Tags: FPL, Biodiesel

June 30, 2017 - Press Release

Terex Utilities Hosts Annual Service School

Instruction covered technical topics, including boom and rotation hydraulic overload protection, dielectric testing, hydraulic leveling, side load protection, controls, and more.

Tags: Terex, Training, Utility Fleets

June 29, 2017 - Product News

GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

Tags: OnStar, Productivity, Customer Service, General Motors, Sales Fleets

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

Acela Truck Company Offers Extreme-Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of Acela Truck Company

The company resets Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) from the U.S. Army to a near-zero-mile condition for use in oil and gas, mining, pipeline construction, and other commercial fleets.

Tags: Extreme Duty Trucks, Acela Truck Company, Military Trucks, Utility Fleets

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Truck and Van News: Fleet Incentives and Additional Features

FCA, GM, and Nissan released their fleet incentives for the 2018 model-year, and several OEMs offered updates on their 2018 models.

Tags: Utility Fleets

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