Co-op Fleet Technicians Review Safety Protocols and New Tech
Fleet technicians from NC and SC cooperatives meet for the 2023 Fleet Training Seminar
In August, fleet technicians from 10 North Carolina electric cooperatives and one South Carolina co-op met at EnergyUnited’s Mocksville office for the 2023 Fleet Training Seminar.
“Behind every bucket truck, digger derrick or other pieces of equipment, there’s an often-unsung employee there to make sure everything works when needed: the fleet technicians,” said EnergyUnited Manager of Fleet Services Jimmy Brown.
Behind every bucket truck, digger derrick or other pieces of equipment, there’s an often-unsung employee there to make sure everything works when needed: the fleet technicians.
Fleet technicians are responsible for everything from routine maintenance to equipping vehicles with the latest technology while providing fellow co-op employees with the best equipment and best tools to do their jobs.
“Fleet technicians undergo training throughout the year to stay on top of new technology and safety protocols, and we’re pleased to play a part in supporting the key role these individuals fufill on a daily basis,” Brown said.
The August training sessions included familiarization and trouble- shooting power distribution module circuits on Altec Industries equipment; service and maintenance procedures and safety techniques on Meritor brake components; and a discussion on defensive driving and distracted driving created at the University of California San Diego. Speakers for the two-day presentations were Don Radmer with Altec Industries, Inc.; Scott Walker and Sam Mask with Cummins/Meritor; and Trooper Christopher Baker, Master Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Attendees included representatives of Blue Ridge Energy, EnergyUnited, Pee Dee Electric, Piedmont Electric, Randolph EMC, Roanoke Cooperative, Surry-Yadkin EMC, Tideland EMC, Union Power Cooperative, Wake Electric and Aiken Co-op (SC)
Safety above all