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PPL Electric Utilities

PPL Electric Utilities' telematics vendor creates reports from the data based
on which areas the company is focused.
"We get a periodic report that will score
us on vehicle utilization and the exceptions that went into that score," Adkisson explains. "The big benefit is that no
one has to sit at a computer terminal
processing all the data and looking for
the low-used vehicles that went into our
score this week."
"I think that the telematics and the
electric drive bucket have been our
biggest focus over the past couple years,"
Adkisson adds. "Other utilities are starting to see the benefits and asking a lot of
questions on how we implemented it."
In June, Adkisson spoke at the annual
Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) to share those best

practices. EUFMC is an educational
conference for fleet representatives
from investor-owned electric utilities,
electric cooperatives and electrical contractors. The conference attracts fleet
executives from more than 70 companies in the United States, Canada and
South America.
Intuitive Reports
PPL Electric Utilities' fleet department
focuses on engine repair, maintenance
and hydraulics for aerial devices and
is looking to connect its maintenance
cycle with telematics.
"Right now the way we do maintenance is calendar based," Adkisson
explains. "The vehicle comes in and
preventative maintenance is done on a
fixed calendar cycle."

Moving forward, Adkisson's vision
is to use the data it gets from a vehicle
and move its maintenance operation to
a more predictive model. "We want to
be able to estimate when we will need
to service the vehicle prior to a failure,"
he adds. "That's the big vision, using the
telematics in the vehicle and the data
from the vehicle to service it before a
failure and remove the guessing. Within
the next six to 12 months we'll have that
implemented on some scale."

JJ Kane Auctioneers "The PPL Fleet Team does a fantastic
job of maintaining their vehicles and equipment over
the life of the items. It is that kind of care and attention
that makes these surplus items command a high return
when they are sold at public auction. For more than 20
years, it has been our pleasure to conduct these auctions,
partnering with PPL and helping connect their surplus with
end-user buyers who want to buy the surplus," says John
Kane of J.J. Kane Auctioneers.

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