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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.

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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

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

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

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.

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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.

Photo courtesy of Bronto Skylift

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

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).

Photo courtesy of Manitowoc Cranes

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Manitowoc Cranes to Showcase Three Models at ICUEE

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.

Photo via Flickr/FirstEnergy Corp.

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FirstEnergy Trims Trees with Aerial Saw

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.

Photo courtesy of Sharper Shape

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Automated Drone Inspections Offered for Electric Utilities

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.

Photo via Wikimedia/Maxfrear

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Lineman in ICU After Boom Disconnects from Truck

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.

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

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

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.

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