Utility Products Conference & Expo (UPCE), held in sunny San Diego, Jan. 29-31, 2013, brought utility industry attendees together for the newest products, demonstrations, training and more.
Mobile connectivity and reduced downtime a must for the mobile workforce
Tools for workers who are constantly mobile should suit the situation.
The utility industry is at a turning point with geographic information system (GIS) technology. With heightened customer demands, expectations for immediate resolutions and the explosion of personal mobile devices, utilities are poised to leverage these changes to their advantage, particularly for field crews.
The few minutes it takes to properly inspect rubber goods is nothing when compared to the life changing potential that is in our hands. That one missed step could change not just our lives but everyone's life we have become close to.
It's imperative that electric utilities and other pole owners take action to reduce their risk of fire damage to poles and the subsequent outages caused by pole failures. Good right-of-way practices, including regular trimming, clearing and herbicide application go a long way in helping prevent damage.
The right truck body can help utilities minimize costly downtime.
As utility businesses look for ways to better manage their fleets and associated expenses-including fuel costs-many are turning to global positioning system (GPS) fleet management solutions.
Why Green Your Fleet?
Power unit has almost everything in one compact configuration.
Author Lee Eisenberg has written a book around the concept of "The Number." His premise is that each of us carries around a number in the back of our heads; the dollar amount we need for the retirement we want.
As our mobile utility workforce looks for ways to resolve problems quicker and reduce costs while meeting customers' needs, mobile devices and other tools play an important role.
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