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The Top 5 Utility Fleet Stories of 2017

We've compiled a list of the most popular utility fleet stories on worktruckonline.com in 2017. Bucket truck safety tops the list, but readers were also interested in vehicle misuse and new models.

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Terex Ships Auger Drill to Antarctica for Scientific Research

Terex Utilities shipped a Model 330 Auger Drill to Leidos, a California-based contractor working for the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. The drill features a unique mounting configuration and numerous insulation and heating modifications to operate in the extreme environment.

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Maintainer Completes Plant Expansion

The 7,800-square-foot addition was prompted in response to increased demand for Maintainer’s line of mechanics trucks, lube trucks, and cranes.

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Canadian Utility Grounds Helicopters After Crash

Hydro One, one of the largest electric utilities in Canada, grounded its helicopter fleet after four workers crashed while completing work on a transmission tower. Helicopters will remain grounded until the cause of the crash is determined.

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Crane Industry Services Offers Crane Operator Evaluations

Qualified Crane Operator Evaluations give employers valuable insights not available in certification testing by identifying specific operator strengths and skills that need to be improved.

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How One Utility Responded to the California Wildfires

San Diego Gas & Electric in California has brought in a helitanker with the equivalent capacity of five fire trucks, staged crews in areas at risk of high winds, and increased trucks and staff on the ground.

Photo: public domain/U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Electric Utilities Send Teams to Puerto Rico

The electric power industry deployed a contingent of seven incident management teams (IMTs) to Puerto Rico to support ongoing power restoration efforts across the island.

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JLG Launches Site to Explain Changing ANSI Standards

ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards govern the access equipment industry and address machine design, safe use, and training in North America. The anticipated changes will move North American manufactured machines more towards a global model.

Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities

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Utility Recognized for Fleet Greening Efforts

Commonwealth Edison Company serves 4 million customers across northern Illinois and operates more than 1,750 trucks fueled by biodiesel.

Photo of smoke from the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., via California National Guard/Flickr

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Calif. Utility Equipment Investigated for Connection to Fires

Southern California Edison (SCE) is under investigation for its connection to recent fires in the state. Six fires began earlier this month as seasonal Santa Ana winds picked up, affecting nearly 264,000 acres across five counties in the region.

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