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February 14, 2018

Boom Truck Market Expected to Cross $500M by 2024

According to a new report, the market for boom and bucket trucks is expected to exceed $500 million by 2024 due to steady demand from utility, electrical contracting, signage, and lighting applications.

February 12, 2018

Electrician Injured After Bucket Truck is Hit

According to police, the electrician, who was working on a traffic light 20 feet above ground, could have sustained serious injuries if he was not wearing a harness attached to the bucket.

February 12, 2018

Baltimore Gas & Electric to Test Drones

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) will test the use of drones for power line inspections. Currently, inspections are conducted by BGE workers that have to climb poles or use binoculars.

January 31, 2018

Altec Recalls Cranes for Load Control

Set to begin Feb. 15, the recall covers 122 Altec AC40-152S cranes in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

January 26, 2018

Study Emphasizes Importance of Modernizing Utilities

The Rocky Mountain Institute says achieving affordable, universal energy supply and grid reliability will become even more important as electricity becomes more central to the economy and to other energy sectors.

January 26, 2018

FlexNet EasyLink Communications Solution

The EasyLink communications solution allows drivers to simply move along their regular route, collecting readings from Sensus Smartpoint meters as they drive by. It allows utilities to capture and analyze data more efficiently.

January 23, 2018

Terex Opens Registration for Service Training

Registration is now open for the 2018 Terex Utilities Factory Service training school, held June 12-14 in Watertown, S.D. The courses offered will cover digger derricks, aerials, and pressure diggers.

January 22, 2018

Terex Recalls Aerial Devices for Platform Control

The safety recall, which covers 1,526 devices, is expected to begin Feb. 28.

January 9, 2018

Terex Utilities Announces Network of Electric Utility Contractors

Terex Utilities announced an expanded relationship with Utility One Source, which complements its existing network of distribution and rental partners offering comprehensive services to electric utilities.

January 9, 2018

AEV Technologies Unveils Electric Truck

AEV Technologies, Inc., designer and manufacturer of compact, emissions-free vehicles for urban commercial markets, unveiled its new assembled in the U.S.A., all-electric vehicle lineup at CES Las Vegas.

January 1, 2018

Electric Utilities Send 1,500 Additional Workers to Puerto Rico

Electric companies are shipping out equipment and vehicles now, and workers are scheduled to begin work in mid-January. With this addition, there will be more than 5,500 workers in Puerto Rico.

January 1, 2018

DTE Energy Names Director of Southeast Michigan Gas Operations

Mark Johnson leads a team at DTE Gas responsible for maintenance and repair of the natural gas distribution system in Southeastern Michigan.

December 29, 2017

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.

December 29, 2017

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.

December 29, 2017

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.

December 18, 2017

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.

December 18, 2017

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.

December 18, 2017

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.

December 15, 2017

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.

December 14, 2017

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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