Equipment

Volvo CE intros ECR145E, ECR235E short-swing excavators with redesigned cab, 10% fuel savings

Volvo CE intros ECR145E, ECR235E short-swing excavators with redesigned cab, 10% fuel savings

Volvo Construction Equipment’s new E-Series short-swing crawler excavators feature a center-positioned boom and compact swing radius, allowing work in confined spaces without sacrificing power, dig ...

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Better Roads News

Two dump trucks rear ended in same Kansas DOT work zone 2 days in a row (PHOTOS)

Two dump trucks rear ended in same Kansas DOT work zone 2 days in a row (PHOTOS)

A construction zone on Interstate 470 has been unlucky for Kansas Department of Transportation dump trucks this week. Two KDOT dump trucks were crashed into two ...

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Bridges

VIDEO: ‘Knee-high’ swarm of mayflies causes bridge in Iowa to close

VIDEO: ‘Knee-high’ swarm of mayflies causes bridge in Iowa to close

It took snow plows to clear an Iowa bridge of the unending swarm of mayflies that covered and eventually closed the bridge on July 18. Sabula ...

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Better Roads News

FHWA provides $2 million in emergency relief funds for I-10 bridge repair

FHWA provides $2 million in emergency relief funds for I-10 bridge repair

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has provided immediately $2 million in emergency relief funds for repairs to the Interstate 10 Tex Wash Bridge near Desert ...

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Workforce

UK paper, industry training board to honor unsung heroes of construction

UK paper, industry training board to honor unsung heroes of construction

A UK-based tabloid newspaper is helping to showcase the construction industry in a positive way. The Daily Mirror is joining forces with the Construction Industry ...

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State/Local Government

Indian reservation files lawsuit against FHWA, Arizona DOT over $1.9 billion highway extension (VIDEO)

Indian reservation files lawsuit against FHWA, Arizona DOT over $1.9 billion highway extension (VIDEO)

An Indian reservation in Arizona has dropped a lawsuit on the Federal Highway Administration and the state's Department of Transportation over a massive highway extension ...

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State/Local Government

Georgia DOT awards two bridge projects from new $100 million bridge bond program

Georgia DOT awards two bridge projects from new $100 million bridge bond program

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has awarded two bridge and approach construction contracts that will be funded from a bridge bond program instituted this ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Head stands, extreme grades and giant boulders all in a day’s work for this excavator operator

VIDEO: Head stands, extreme grades and giant boulders all in a day’s work for this excavator operator

You don't see many operation videos that are nearly as interesting as this one. And better yet, it only gets more interesting as it goes ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Drone makes first FAA-approved delivery with medicine drop in rural Virginia

VIDEO: Drone makes first FAA-approved delivery with medicine drop in rural Virginia

In what Australian drone manufacturer Flirtey called a "Kitty Hawk" moment, in reference to the first flight of an airplane by the Wright brothers, the ...

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Business

Terex launches used truck website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Terex launches used truck website and more in the latest Dealer and Manufacturing Roundup

Terex Trucks launches Used Trucks website Terex Trucks has partnered with Machinery Trader to develop a used trucks website which enables dealers to upload and advertise pre-owned trucks ...

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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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