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COVER STORY
Nova Scotia Power

// The fleet maintenance staff keeps Nova
Scotia Power's diverse vehicles in operation
and on the road.

maintenance scheduling." The management operating program should result in
a smoother transition between various
stages of work, he adds.
Having good tools in place is critical
for a small team within a much larger
company. Nova Scotia Power has 1,700
employees but only 19 people work in the
fleet group - and 15 of those work on the
maintenance side. It's a small team compared to some other utilities, according
to Abraham, but the quality of its people
makes up for the size difference.
"We work well together and we get
along together," he says. "We're pretty
cohesive.
"It doesn't matter if you have 800

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vehicles or 18,000," Abraham continues.
"You have to have the systems in place
to make sure you're getting the fleet
procurement maintenance and disposal
done properly and we do that with a
small group."
Industry Involvement
Abraham's involvement in the larger
fleet industry has given him greater insight into understanding the challenges
and knowing what possibilities are out
there. He was formerly the president of
the Canadian Utility Fleet Council and
the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference. Through those roles, Abraham
has kept a close watch on trends in the

industry and gathered a list of contacts
he can call on when issues arise.
Nova Scotia Power supports Abraham's involvement with the wider fleet
management industry.
"You don't have to be big to know
what's going on in the industry and keep
up with the times," he says. "And we
have kept up with the times."
The talk in industry organizations
such as the Canadian Utility Fleet
Council has made two trends clear: Utilities continue to push vehicle standardization and green energy is becoming
a more important component of every
fleet. Nova Scotia Power itself has a few
electric vehicles in place.


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