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Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection - Articles - Fleet Management - Articles - TruckingInfo.com

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Responsible for lifting staff high into the air to perform work, there’s no doubt bucket and crane trucks pose greater safety risks than some other fleet units. While they need to be maintained just like other equipment, fleets must also consider other elements for safe operation, such as preventing tip-overs, making sure buckets are securely fastened to booms, verifying aerial devices are working properly, and more. 

That’s why safety inspections for bucket and crane trucks are critical; without them, safety is jeopardized and the risks can be great. 

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Acing Your Bucket Truck Inspection - Articles - Fleet Management - Articles - TruckingInfo.com


Power cuts at 32,000 Yorkshire homes in year of cable theft woe - Yorkshire Post

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Copper and Cable Theft a real problem in the UK

About 32,000 homes in the Yorkshire region had their power supply interrupted as a result of cable thefts last year, new figures have revealed.
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The electrical grid: A vital yet unsecured part of US infrastructure - TechRepublic

A year-long survey of the US power utility infrastructure revealed that it is woefully insecure, and something needs to be done.

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Art Students Transform Ugly Electrical Towers Into Colorful Lighthouses | Bored Panda


Three art students in Germany have come up with a novel way to beautify ordinarily ugly urban environments. They turned a common electric tower into a makeshift stained glass lighthouse. 



Smart Grid: Forget Russia and China. The real threat to the power grid is from... the Sun???

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Quick Take: Smart Grid News is recently warned you that Russia was behind a malware attackthat hit more than 1,000 utilities in the U.S. and Europe. And that China and other countries are undertaking massive, sustained cyber espionage targeting the power grid.

But a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek reminds us that there's an even bigger threat out there – the Sun. – Jesse Berst

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PG&E and IBEW 1245 Celebrate Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day

PG&E linemen play a critical role in delivering safe and reliable power to communities throughout Northern and Central California.

Honoring the Dedication, Focus and Skill Required to Safely and Reliably Power Northern and Central California

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Wise Moves: Demand Response | EC Mag

Once known as demand-side management, the implementation of products and practices designed to modify electricity consumption are proven methods for electricity providers and consumers to control usage. This field is now referred to as “demand response” or “intelligent efficiency.” In today’s era of rising electricity prices and desire for green and sustainable businesses, electrical contractors are wise to familiarize themselves with this field and the various measures that can help their commercial, industrial and residential customers achieve greater control of their energy consumption and costs. 

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