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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

September 25, 2017 - Press Release

Five Southeastern Natural Gas Utilities Merge

Natural gas utilities Alagasco, Laclede Gas, Missouri Gas Energy, Mobile Gas, and Willmut Gas have merged operations, now serving customers under the name Spire.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 22, 2017 - Press Release

Eaton Partners with Geotab for IntelliConnect Software

Photo courtesy of Eaton

IntelliConnect gives fleets advanced notice that a vehicle may be having an issue, and the new features are now available on the Geotab Marketplace as an integrated solution to help fleets better manage their assets.

Tags: Eaton, Geotab, Utility Fleets

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 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 - 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 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



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