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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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12+ Series Vantage Light Bar

The 12+ Series light bar features 48 standard flash patterns and 11 new flash patterns in the integrated Safety Director that are ideal for various applications, including, towing, utility, and construction.

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Shark 3 Measuring System with Cabinets

The Shark 3 relies on ultrasound technology to collect measurements and track repairs. The platinum model is positioned on a tool-box style cabinet.

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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.

Excerpt from a sample evaluation courtesy of Crane Industry Services

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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.

Photo courtesy of SDG&E

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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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Digger Derricks

The four-section proportional steel boom offers a 107-foot sheave height on the D105 and 115-foot sheave height on the D115. Both models offer a 20,000 lb.-ft. of torque.

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