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COVER STORY
Nova Scotia Power

"We're always working to ensure all our customers have the right tools for the job
when they need to do the job." -Jack Abraham, fleet manager

POWER

PLAY

Nova Scotia Power's fleet group prioritizes efficiency to reduce
vehicle downtime and deliver lower costs for ratepayers.
- By Tim O'Connor

At most organizations, fleet management is the first place a department
goes when it needs a new truck, work
van or piece of mobile equipment. But
procurement is only the beginning of the
lifecycle for a vehicle. Knowing when

it's time to replace an aging or outdated
piece of equipment is equally important.
Nova Scotia Power, an energy utility
serving its namesake coastal Canadian
province, previously allowed vehicles to
run 10 to 12 years before being retired.

//Nova Scotia Power has served the province
for more than 100 years, and its fleet includes
more than 800 vehicles.

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Nova Scotia Power
www.nspower.ca
Revenue: $1.4 billion
Headquarters: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Employees: 1,700
Specialty: Power utility
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But this was too long an operational
period and created higher maintenance
costs and longer downtime - resulting in
lost productivity for work crews.
The utility eventually adjusted its lifecycle costing model and now replaces
most transport vehicles within four to
six years and bigger aerial devices and
derricks after eight years. "We track the
cost, the age and the use of the vehicle,"
Fleet Manager Jack Abraham says. "As
time goes by and costs go up there comes
a crossing point where you're spending
more into the vehicle than what it's
going to be worth."


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