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A Duke Energy line crew uses bucket trucks with boom lifts to perform work in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Take a Look Inside a Lineman’s Bucket Truck

Today’s technology takes vehicles to new heights with updated storage options, designs and functionalities.

If you ask linemen what they can’t live without in the field, you’ll find that it doesn’t fit in a toolbox or on a shelf. It’s a bucket truck, and for today’s workforce, it’s a critical part of the utility fleet.

For example, Duke Energy now has about 500 trucks and has been using them for as long as he can remember, says John Evans, a learning services manager for Duke Energy.

“When I started in 1979, we didn’t have as many of t

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