When installing underground utilities, efficiency and precision are key. A ride-on trencher fits the bill for both. With the ability to traverse tough ground conditions and dig and place utilities with ease, these machines are just what utility contractors need.
Safety on the job seems like an obvious must-have, like the right piece of equipment or a well-trained crew member. However, safe practices can often be overlooked in the name of getting a task done quickly or simply ignoring proper standards or equipment operation.
To the people who use it every day, underground infrastructure is very “out of sight, out of mind.” Warm a home with a gas furnace, turn a faucet on to wash your hands, flush a toilet, it’s all part of a daily routine.
The NUCA of North Texas Government Affairs Committee recently arranged a meeting with Representative Cecil Bell of District 3 North of Houston, who is also the CEO of Tejas Underground Utilities, to discuss how “penalties in One-Call are unfairly biased against contractors.”