Equipment

VIDEO: Excavator punches and crushes a Kia Soul to a slow, painful death

VIDEO: Excavator punches and crushes a Kia Soul to a slow, painful death

This is an effectively therapeutic video. Now, I'm not sure what this poor Kia Soul did to incur this excavator operator's wrath, but one thing is for sure: ...

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Safety

Worker survives NYC building collapse by riding wreckage to the ground

Worker survives NYC building collapse by riding wreckage to the ground

A worker on the top floor of a New York City parking garage somehow survived Wednesday afternoon when a portion of the three-story structure collapsed ...

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State/Local Government

Illinois Tollway to invest $1.63 billion for transportation infrastructure in 2015

Illinois Tollway to invest $1.63 billion for transportation infrastructure in 2015

Illinois Tollway plans to spend $1.63 billion on transportation infrastructure improvements in 2015 as part of its $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving ...

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Business

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014 with decreases in shipments to all regions

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014 with decreases in shipments to all regions

Exports of construction equipment made in the U.S. fell  are down 13.2 percent in 2014, according to an Association of Equipment Manufacturers analysis of Commerce Department ...

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State/Local Government

Texas Senate will vote on using portion of vehicle taxes for highway funding

Texas Senate will vote on using portion of vehicle taxes for highway funding

The Texas Senate Transportation Committee approved a bill that would dedicate a portion of motor vehicle taxes to road and bridge construction and maintenance. Senate Bill 5, one ...

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Equipment

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

“The TLB840R is the crown jewel of our show,” said Aron Sweeney, marketing manager, North America for Terex Construction, speaking from the company’s booth at ...

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Equipment

Uber for Construction Equipment: Getable app lets contractors rent across vendors, manage owned and rented machines

Uber for Construction Equipment: Getable app lets contractors rent across vendors, manage owned and rented machines

Though the app itself is nearly 5 years old, Getable, an app that aspires to be the Uber of construction equipment, will be a brand new ...

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Workforce

Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work bill amid protests (VIDEO)

Wisconsin Senate passes right-to-work bill amid protests (VIDEO)

After two days of chaotic protests from union supporters and construction industry workers and officials, the Wisconsin Senate voted late Wednesday night to pass fast-tracked ...

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Business

China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. used during the entire 20th Century

China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. used during the entire 20th Century

So you've probably heard at least a little bit about the wildly expanding middle class in China and the extremely rapid growth of once-rural and ...

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State/Local Government

Civil engineers give Utah roads and bridges “B+” grade

Civil engineers give Utah roads and bridges “B+” grade

In its “2015 Report Card for Utah’s Infrastructure” report, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state a B+ grade for the condition of roads and ...

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Equipment

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

According to Equipment Data Associates numbers, compact track loaders accounted for roughly 20 percent of all financed equipment in 2014 by number of units. That’s ...

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Better Roads

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Even though highway work zone fatalities have been on a big decline for the past 10 years, the highway work zone remains a dangerous place, ...

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Equipment

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

There’s a new heavy-duty diesel oil standard in the works. It will not be available until late next year or early 2017, but the performance ...

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Business

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved to Utah when Landon was ...

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