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Entergy debuts environmentally friendly bucket trucks

Updated: Tuesday, September 10 2013, 06:17 PM CDT
Our local power company is now using less energy to run some of its bucket trucks.
Entergy unveiled the newest addition to its truck fleet this morning in Silsbee.            
The new bucket truck allows crews to be able to reach lines high above the ground, but this truck is also green.
Rather than relying on the truck's engine to power the bucket, it uses batteries that are charged overnight before the truck rolls out for the day.
Without the engine running, the truck quieter too, allowing workers to more easily communicate with each other.
Entergy expects to roll out 14 more trucks in the area during the next year.
A study by another utility company found the trucks paid for themselves in two years.Entergy debuts environmentally friendly bucket trucks


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