10 Jan Specialty license plate honors Tennessee’s electric lineworkers
Proceeds from the plates to fund non-profit that supports lineworkers and their families following an injury or fatality
The state of Tennessee recently released a specialty license plate that honors the service and sacrifice of Tennessee’s electric lineworkers. Funds raised through specialty plate sales will benefit the Tennessee Lineworker Lifeline Fund, a nonprofit foundation created to assist lineworkers and their families in the event of a serious injury or fatality while on the job.
“Electrical lineworker is ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in America,” said Scott Spence, Duck River EMC president and CEO. “Safety is our focus and our priority, but in this line of work, risks are always present. Our linemen put their lives on the line for others frequently doing work that requires them to be away from their families. These specialty plates are one way to honor these dedicated individuals.”
To honor the contributions of Tennessee’s electric lineworkers, Tennessee’s electric cooperatives petitioned the General Assembly in 2019 to authorize the creation of a specialty license plate. The legislation was approved and signed by Gov. Lee in May.
“Tennessee’s more than 3,500 electric lineworkers power our state through their service and dedication,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “I am proud of this new Tennessee specialty license plate, and I thank the General Assembly for their support in honoring these valued individuals.”
Tennessee motorists don’t have to be lineworkers to show their appreciation – anyone with a private vehicle registered in Tennessee can get the plate. Learn more about the plates and how to get one by visiting poweringtennessee.org.