More photos from ACT EXPO 2022 in Long Beach, CA on May 9 - 12, 2022 in Long Beach, CA.
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Minnkota Power Cooperative, an electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota, recently replaced its antiquated mechanical detachable gooseneck semitrailer with a new unit.
The old trailer, used approximately 10 times a year for the past 20 years, was replaced by a new model from Felling Trailers (www.felling.com). UFP recently spoke with Keith Millette, fleet supervisor for Minnkota Power Cooperative, and Laurie Engle, sales representative for Felling Trailers, who shared how they worked together on the spec’ing process.
UFP will participate in the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in June 2021. Here's an update from EUFMC about their decision to go virtual in 2021. More news to come as we approach the event this June!
"The decision to hold EUFMC as a virtual conference in 2021 was not an easy one, but with uncertainty about pandemic restrictions and travel guidelines among attendee companies, it is the right choice,” said Jeffrey Schneider, EUFMC President and Manager Transportation at Louisville Gas & Electric-KU. “The board of directors is now working to develop and produce the industry’s leading event for utility fleet professionals in a virtual format for 2021 at a level of quality that has been the hallmark of EUFMC."
Learn more about EUFMC at EUFMC.com
This is a review of ANSI/SAIA A92.2-2015, “American National Standard for Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Aerial Devices.” As a consultant, investigator and auditor, I have been surprised time and again that people who should know this standard do not know it that well. Most fleet managers are familiar with the rules, which is important because the A92.2 standard obligates owners of aerial lifts to be held liable for equipment they sell in certain scenarios. On the employee side, a working knowledge of A92.2 can prevent incidents and loss of life. In fact, a recent live-line barehand training class was what inspired this topic. We found that a bucket truck had the leasing company’s logo sticker adhered down both sides of the insulated boom section. That bucket truck was designed and rated for barehand use at 500 kV, yet a vinyl-plastic printed logo installed by the leasing company, spanning two-thirds of the insulated length, could have had some serious implications for the safety of that boom.
In this article, we are going to review some of the information covered in the A92.2 standard. Readers should recognize that ANSI/SAIA consensus standards are protected by copyright, so we will not directly reproduce the text of the standard itself. The A92.2 standard can be purchased directly from the ANSI website (https://webstore.ansi.org).
NTEA Work Truck Show | March 3-6, 2020 in Chicago, IL
Produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, The Work Truck Show® features the latest vocational trucks, vans, vehicle components and truck equipment from 530 exhibitors on a Show floor covering more than 500,000 square feet. The event includes a robust educational conference with industry-specific training and opportunities to engage the commercial vehicle community at special events.
Click here to learn more: worktruckshow.com
Chicago Auto Show | February 8-17, 2020 in Chicago, IL
First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 112th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.
All Chicago Auto Show exhibits are held in the McCormick Place complex. Exhibitions include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display.
Click here to learn more: chicagoautoshow.com
ATSSA Convention & Traffic Expo | January 24-28, 2020 in New Orleans, LA
For its 50th Anniversary, ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is THE event for more than 3,500 roadway safety professionals and transportation officials. Network with all manner of roadway safety personnel at various events, view the latest industry products and services, raise your level of engagement with high-quality education and information sessions, and so much more in New Orleans.
Click here to learn more: expo.atssa.com
The SEMA Show | November 5-8, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.
Click here to learn more: semashow.com
International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) | October 1-3, 2019 in Louisville, KY
ICUEE is the utility industry's largest trade show, covering 30+ acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits, and bringing together more than 19,000 utility professionals every two years.
Click here to learn more: icuee.com
After record-breaking attendance in 2018, the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference is heading back to Williamsburg, Virginia, June 2-5, where it will feature an educational program focused on “Advancing Strategies for Fleet Improvement.”
Earl C. “Duke” Austin Jr., president and CEO of Quanta Services, will deliver the 2019 keynote address. According to EUFMC, Austin has played a fundamental role in Quanta’s significant growth. He spearheads strategic development of the contractor company’s capabilities in assessment, planning, engineering and design, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, operations and management of infrastructure systems.
Other event speakers are scheduled to include Mark Kelly and Jason Schechterle. Kelly, who has been chosen as the featured dinner speaker, is an American astronaut and retired U.S. Navy captain who will offer insights to attendees based on his life experiences. Schechterle is a former Phoenix police officer who will facilitate “Burning Shield,” a safety presentation that chronicles his life after a vehicle fire in which 40% of his body sustained severe burns.
Utility Fleet Safety Track at the iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo | April 29 - May 2, 2019 in Denton, TX
We are dedicated to safe utility fleet operations, that's why we've added a Utility Fleet Safety Track to the iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo.
Click here to learn more: utilitysafetyconference.com/agenda/utility-fleet-safety-track
NAFA’s 2019 Institute & Expo | April 15-17, 2019 in Louisville, KY
Get up to speed and stay ahead of the curve at the industry’s largest and most comprehensive annual event, for fleet professionals: NAFA’s 2019 Institute & Expo.
Click here to learn more: nafainstitute.org
MEA Transportation & Fleet Learning Conference | April 9-10, 2019 in Louisville, KY
The MEA Transportation & Fleet Learning Conference is designed by and for utility fleet personnel. Topics such as Fleet Emergency Response, Electrification, and Fleet Rightsizing are covered through industry-expert presentations and peer-to-peer learning over two days.
Click here to learn more: meaenergy.org
Mid-America Trucking Show | March 28-30, 2019 in Louisville, KY
MATS is where the industry comes together to see what’s happening in trucking. See the newest technology, learn from the experts, connect with peers and more.
Click here to learn more: https://www.truckingshow.com/
Operating an overloaded truck is categorized as a misdemeanor in most U.S. states. Aside from putting the safety of the operator and the public at risk, overloading also can increase fines and lead to premature vehicle wear and tear.
Fortunately, the availability of today’s onboard scale technology can help utility fleet managers ensure trucks operate at a safe weight.
So, what exactly should fleet managers consider when spec’ing onboard scales? Utility Fleet Professional connected with industry professionals who shared insight into selecting the right applications for your fleet.
Benefits of Technology
Nebraska Public Power District has been using onboard scale systems for more than 10 years and currently has approximately 20 scale systems in use between tractor-trailer units and dump trucks.
NPPD’s primary reason for installing the scale systems was to verify loaded axle weights to ensure they were compliant with DOT bridge laws.
Chicago Auto Show | February 9-18, 2019 in Chicago, IL
First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 111th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. The Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than 1 million square feet in the North and South Exhibit Halls of the McCormick Place complex.
Click here to learn more: chicagoautoshow.com
Dejana Plant Visit | October 18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO
DEJANA OPENS KANSAS CITY SHIP-THRU FACILITY
Dejana opens 90,000 square foot ship-thru facility in Kansas City, MO. The new facility is entirely underground in the Hunt Midwest Automotive Alley Subtropolois and will primarily install commercial van interiors as well as F150 upfits and accessories that will be shipped to dealerships throughout the United States.
Click here to learn more: https://dejana.com/
Upper Midwest Utility Fleet Council 2018 Meeting | October 15 - 17, 2018 in Kansas City, MO
The Upper Midwest Utility Fleet Council (UMUFC) is a group of gas, electric and telecommunications fleet managers who meet twice a year to discuss common problems and learn more about events happening in the profession. The members are drawn from the upper Midwest regions of the United States and Canada including: Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Meetings are generally held the third week in October and April. Annual presentations by truck and auto manufacturers keep the group updated on chassis specifications.
Click here to learn more: umufc.org
Fleet Con 2018 | September 10 - 12, 2018 in Sparks, NV
Fleetcon is the fleet education event for all fleet personnel, suppliers, and all types of fleets. Our annual event combines education, networking, and introductions to new technologies, innovations, and solutions. Join others in the fleet industry and learn with - and from - some of the best!
Click here to read more: http://www.fleetcon.org/