Equipment

VIDEO: Watch a Caterpillar 797 mining truck manufactured and crane-assembled in this awesome time-lapse

VIDEO: Watch a Caterpillar 797 mining truck manufactured and crane-assembled in this awesome time-lapse

Anyone who's had the thrill of standing next to a Cat 797 mining truck knows the machine is larger than life. So, it should come ...

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Equipment

Vermeer intros PTX40 service plow with remote control for work in confined spaces (PHOTOS)

Vermeer intros PTX40 service plow with remote control for work in confined spaces (PHOTOS)

Tackle utility and irrigation installations with Vermeer’s walk-beside service plow, which fits in tight spaces. The PTX40 service plow has an optional forward-mounted trencher and boring ...

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Better Roads News

Semi truck plows into I-95 work zone, equipment, killing one worker

Semi truck plows into I-95 work zone, equipment, killing one worker

A construction worker was killed in Maryland last week when a semi-truck crashed into a work zone along Interstate 95. According to a report from WTOP ...

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Business

New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime to additional 5 million workers

New Labor Dept. regs require employers to pay overtime to additional 5 million workers

In an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, President Obama revealed his administration's plan to raise the wages of millions of American workers through new Labor ...

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Equipment

Vandals pee in cabs of contractor’s equipment, ride a bike down newly-poured sidewalk in Michigan

Vandals pee in cabs of contractor’s equipment, ride a bike down newly-poured sidewalk in Michigan

A contractor in Michigan recently endured a rough week where thousands of dollars of vandalism was done to equipment and finished work. According to a report ...

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State/Local Government

Connecticut passes $2.8 billion transportation projects funding program

Connecticut passes $2.8 billion transportation projects funding program

The Connecticut general assembly in a special session approved SB 1501, a bill that provides $2.8 billion in funding for transportation projects through state bonds ...

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Safety

Skanska incorporates stretching, light exercise into toolbox talks, sees huge decrease in worker injuries

Skanska incorporates stretching, light exercise into toolbox talks, sees huge decrease in worker injuries

With one senior vice president saying the program, "has become a team sport," for the company, construction giant Skanska USA's Stretch & Flex program has ...

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State/Local Government

Gas tax increases for transportation funding start today in 6 states

Gas tax increases for transportation funding start today in 6 states

The flurry of state gas tax legislation enacted earlier this year now goes into effect for a handful of states across the country, providing an ...

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State/Local Government

Ohio to begin displaying traffic fatality stats on highway message boards

Ohio to begin displaying traffic fatality stats on highway message boards

A drive down a road in Ohio might be a bit more grim due to the new message on electronic traffic signs: the total number ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Tearing apart a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine to see how well it holds up with the new PC-11 lube oil

PHOTOS: Tearing apart a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine to see how well it holds up with the new PC-11 lube oil

A massive amount of lab work goes into formulating a new heavy-duty diesel engine oil. But when the guys in the white coats have had ...

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Crawler carrier’s light touch, versatility gaining popularity on sensitive jobsites

Crawler carrier’s light touch, versatility gaining popularity on sensitive jobsites

Many folks worth their salt live and work by the edict that you must have the right tool for the right job. And rightfully so: ...

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Business

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor thrives on doing work that other companies shun

This “crazy diverse” Iowa contractor thrives on doing work that other companies shun

"I knew from high school I wanted to be a contractor,” says Jeff Pettiecord. So he started doing small remodeling jobs shortly after graduating, and eventually ...

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Equipment

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Are you ready for Tier 5 emissions regulations?

Is Tier 5 on its way to the United States? That’s up to the EPA, but if Europe is any indication it won’t be a big ...

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Better Roads News

Lighting the Way: Equipment updates, lighting plans maximize nighttime paving efforts

Lighting the Way: Equipment updates, lighting plans maximize nighttime paving efforts

Nighttime paving is that nearly ubiquitous scene played out across the United States beginning in late spring. While it’s viewed as a hindrance to late ...

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