Better Roads News

More than half of heavy/highway contractors see bid volume increase for private work, HCSS survey finds

More than half of heavy/highway contractors see bid volume increase for private work, HCSS survey finds

HCSS, a construction estimating software developer, has released the findings from its “2015 Heavy Civil/Infrastructure Estimating Survey,” an annual review that looks at issues affecting ...

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State/Local Government

Texas awards first batch of Prop 1 contracts totaling more than $52 million

Texas awards first batch of Prop 1 contracts totaling more than $52 million

The Texas Transportation Commission awarded contracts for nine projects in seven Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) districts, representing more than $52 million in road project ...

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Better Roads News

High speed or just inching along, Komatsu’s new GD655-6 motor grader offers wealth of new features

High speed or just inching along, Komatsu’s new GD655-6 motor grader offers wealth of new features

Komatsu's new GD655-6 motor grader, like a premium pickup truck, comes with just about every bell and whistle you could ask for. Where to start? The ...

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Safety

Workers hit gas line sparking massive explosion in NYC: 3 buildings collapse, 25 injured (VIDEO)

Workers hit gas line sparking massive explosion in NYC: 3 buildings collapse, 25 injured (VIDEO)

A massive explosion that rocked New York City Thursday, causing the collapse of three buildings and injuring 25 people, has been traced back to a ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Loader uprights truck, gravity and a steep hill have other plans

VIDEO: Loader uprights truck, gravity and a steep hill have other plans

The problem with gravity is there's no pause button. In this case, what these poor guys seem to have forgotten is that the same force that ...

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State/Local Government

Semi strikes I-35 overpass under construction in Texas, causing collapse and one death

Semi strikes I-35 overpass under construction in Texas, causing collapse and one death

An oversized tractor-trailer struck a support beam of the FM 2484 overpass currently under construction on Interstate 35 near Salado on Thursday, causing several beams ...

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Equipment

Navistar’s comprehensive OnCommand telematics service is now free on all International trucks

Navistar’s comprehensive OnCommand telematics service is now free on all International trucks

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system will now be free and standard on all 2007 and newer model International trucks, the company announced this week ...

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State/Local Government

Illinois House “fund sweep” bill to pull from road, construction funds to balance state budget

Illinois House “fund sweep” bill to pull from road, construction funds to balance state budget

In a 69-48 vote, the Illinois House passed HB 318, a measure that would draw money from several designated programs, including road and construction funds, ...

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Equipment

Cummins gives sneak peek at 2017 ISX15, announces telematics updates

Cummins gives sneak peek at 2017 ISX15, announces telematics updates

Cummins offered a sneak-peek at its 2017 greenhouse gas engine technology at the inaugural press conference at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Details remain sparse, of course, ...

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State/Local Government

Massachusetts House passes act financing municipal road and bridge improvements

Massachusetts House passes act financing municipal road and bridge improvements

The Massachusetts House passed H. 3187, a provision backed by Governor Charlie Baker, that provides for $200 million for financing municipal road and bridge projects ...

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Equipment

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

Equipment manufacturers break wheel loader applications into two broad categories: production and utility. Production work is repetitive loading using a V-pattern (or Y-pattern) cycle or ...

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In the Magazine

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

You could say that as Don Facciobene climbed to a height of around 200 feet in the air just to change a light bulb, he ...

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Equipment

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

Fire prevention is everybody’s job, but there is one person who can do more than most to keep heavy equipment safe from fire, and that ...

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In the Magazine

Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry

Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry

New methods, concepts, materials and even new terminology are changing how concrete overlays are being promoted, designed and built. The industry has developed an optimal joint ...

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In the Magazine

Why asphalt is still the King of Paving

Why asphalt is still the King of Paving

Approximately 93 percent of the more than 2.6 million miles of paved roads and highways in the United States are surfaced with asphalt. Asphalt surfaces ...

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