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Time-tracking app busybusy releases major update aimed at better serving larger construction firms

Time-tracking app busybusy releases major update aimed at better serving larger construction firms

Digital timesheet app busybusy has made a few changes that improve the app's ability to facilitate larger construction firms. We first reported on this app just under ...

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AR hard hat maker Daqri expands leadership, including hire of former SpaceX exec

AR hard hat maker Daqri expands leadership, including hire of former SpaceX exec

We went nearly a year without much news from Daqri, the tech company behind a new hard hat equipped with augmented reality technology. But in ...

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VIDEO: Road worker suspended for speeding toward man with wheel loader

VIDEO: Road worker suspended for speeding toward man with wheel loader

A city worker in Rockland, Massachusetts has been suspended after he was accused of trying to run over a resident with the snow plow he ...

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Plows make way for Nebraska man to get a heart transplant

Plows make way for Nebraska man to get a heart transplant

The Nebraska Department of Roads helped save a man's life earlier this month. According to KSLA, Dan Griffin had been on the heart transplant list for ...

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Linear road crusher offers a new approach to gravel road repair

Linear road crusher offers a new approach to gravel road repair

A common gravel road repair and road building approach is to remove oversize rocks and bury subgrade problems, such as potholes or protruding rock, under ...

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USDOT $98.1 billion fiscal year 2017 budget includes clean transportation, autonomous vehicle pilot funds

USDOT $98.1 billion fiscal year 2017 budget includes clean transportation, autonomous vehicle pilot funds

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced President Obama’s $98.1 billion fiscal year 2017 budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation, a plan that includes clean ...

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PHOTOS > The demos, tools, equipment and trucks of World of Concrete 2016’s outdoor lots

PHOTOS > The demos, tools, equipment and trucks of World of Concrete 2016’s outdoor lots

As we did with our indoor gallery from the show's hallways, we've gathered up the most interesting sights of World of Concrete's outdoor demo lots ...

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A symbolic nudge toward embargo’s end, Caterpillar names dealer for Cuba

A symbolic nudge toward embargo’s end, Caterpillar names dealer for Cuba

Whenever the United States decides to officially lift its 55-year-old trade embargo on Cuba, Caterpillar will be ready. The heavy equipment manufacturer today announced that it will sell machines ...

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Trimble’s new HV302G interior construction laser features visible green beam

Trimble’s new HV302G interior construction laser features visible green beam

During the World of Concrete show last week in Las Vegas, Trimble introduced a new interior construction laser that self-levels and has a visible green ...

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VIDEO: Why CDOT uses Howitzer artillery to trigger avalanches

VIDEO: Why CDOT uses Howitzer artillery to trigger avalanches

It's a constant challenge for the Colorado Department of Transportation to keep roads and mountain passes clear from the torrent of snowfall the state sees ...

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Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Work trucks get a tech tune-up thanks to smarter transmissions, telematics

Technology isn’t just electrons and algorithms. It’s metallurgy and frame rails and a host of other details. Truck manufacturers use these tools to develop, produce and ...

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2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

2015 Better Roads Bridge Inventory: Ohio the bridge poster child; D.C. still has most SD/FO spans

No surprise: the top challenge facing state DOTs in improving structurally deficient (SD) and functionally obsolete (FO) bridges is funding, according to our 2015 Better ...

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Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Wisconsin contractor is a role model for the industry and his community

Although different contractors can have vastly different motivators, the successful ones all share a similar internal drive – one that spurs them on to not ...

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Equipment

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

Get a Grip: The latest and greatest tires for heavy equipment (and 1 model for your pickup)

In the heavy construction and trucking industry tires have too often been viewed by contractors and fleet managers as a commodity, an afterthought, the cost ...

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