YVEA adds two vehicles to fleet | SteamboatToday.com

YVEA adds two vehicles to fleet

YVEA employees Brett Bagwell, left, and Mike Seick stand alongside the associations two new Jeep vehicles.
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Each year Yampa Valley Electric reviews its fleet to determine which vehicles are at the end of their service lives, and this year, YVEA identified two vehicles that were in need of replacement, a 2007 Ford Explorer with 100,000 miles and a 2010 Dodge small pickup with 183,000 miles.

After looking at the association’s needs, YVEA settled on two new Jeep Wranglers, and following a local bidding process, Steamboat Motors was awarded the purchase because it offered the most competitive price, according to a news release from the association.

The association said Jeeps are well suited for areas with a high concentration of meters, such as condominium units where turning in tight areas can be tedious, adding that the new vehicles will improve the ability to get to remote cabin areas and two track back roads.

In addition, YVEA said meter technicians are required to carry a number of small tools and equipment, as well as safety gear and clothing, and keeping these items clean and dry is crucial. The closed cargo area afforded by the Jeeps will make this possible, according to the release.

For more information on the purchases, see the article in the January issue of Colorado Country Life or visit yvea.com/content/newsletters.

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