Bridges

Worker jumps for his life as train crashes into boom lift during Michigan bridge repairs

Worker jumps for his life as train crashes into boom lift during Michigan bridge repairs

A construction worker in Michigan was recently forced to jump for his life from the boom lift he was working on moments before an Amtrak ...

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Equipment

Retractable bed ramps could be coming to Ram pickups

Retractable bed ramps could be coming to Ram pickups

Though patents are never concrete proof that you can expect a certain idea or feature to make it to your favorite pickup, they do occasionally ...

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State/Local Government

North Carolina DOT chief resigns to focus on writing books

North Carolina DOT chief resigns to focus on writing books

North Carolina's transportation chief unexpectedly stepped down from his post Tuesday. According to the News Tribune, Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata decided to resign this ...

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Better Roads News

Senate on deck for approving House’s 3-month extension for transportation funding

Senate on deck for approving House’s 3-month extension for transportation funding

The House has passed H.R. 3236, a new 3-month extension that provides financing for the Highway Trust Fund and other transportation expenses. Current transportation funding will ...

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State/Local Government

Maryland makes highway construction engineering plans free online

Maryland makes highway construction engineering plans free online

Maryland has made it quite a bit cheaper for contractors to access plans for highway jobs. In fact, the state's made it free. According to the Washington ...

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Safety

VIDEO: AEM reminds industry “Everyone has a part to play” in under ground utility safety

VIDEO: AEM reminds industry “Everyone has a part to play” in under ground utility safety

  The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says “Everyone has a part to play” to help ensure underground utility safety and damage prevention. The association has released ...

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State/Local Government

Connecticut bond commission approves $24.9 million in first round of “Let’s Go CT” infrastructure projects

Connecticut bond commission approves $24.9 million in first round of “Let’s Go CT” infrastructure projects

The Connecticut State Bond Commission has approved $24.9 million in the first round of infrastructure projects under the “Let’s Go CT” program approved earlier this ...

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Equipment

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon with all the 2.8L Duramax details (PHOTOS)

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon with all the 2.8L Duramax details (PHOTOS)

Nearly two years after unveiling the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and announcing the midsize pickups would eventually gain a diesel option, General Motors ...

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Business

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar has decided to amicably end its on-highway truck production partnership with Navistar and venture out on its own, moving production of the Cat CT-Series trucks, which The Wall ...

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Better Roads News

Ram pickups recalled as part of Chrysler’s vulnerability to wireless hacking

Ram pickups recalled as part of Chrysler’s vulnerability to wireless hacking

Ram says it is recalling certain vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens in a sweep that updates software to prevent connected vehicles from being hacked. Model year 2013-2015 ...

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Equipment

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

It’s more ripple than tsunami, but there’s been an increase in sales of excavators toward the upper end of the midsize category. Why? No one’s ...

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Business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

While most people deal with work as one of life’s harsh necessities, Jason Ciavarro not only puts in the hours, he relishes them. "Work is where I find my ...

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Equipment

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants (ELCs) started gaining traction in the heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment industry about a decade ago. These coolants are so good they ...

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Better Roads News

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

A failed pavement isn’t a welcome sight, particularly during our current uncertain transportation funding. So it’s increasingly important that road builders use methods that can ...

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