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Can John Oliver’s stand on U.S. infrastructure do for highway funding what “Last Week Tonight” did for net neutrality? (VIDEO)

Can John Oliver’s stand on U.S. infrastructure do for highway funding what  “Last Week Tonight” did for net neutrality? (VIDEO)

John Oliver, on the latest episode of hi HBO program “Last Week Tonight”, aimed his comedic wit at the issue of the need for infrastructure spending ...

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Equipment

FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among excavating contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The most popular heavy equipment and brands among excavating contractors in the last 5 years

We were also interested in how a contractor’s buy list might change as he increased in size. For example, what would be the top three ...

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Equipment

Telematics-equipped Case, New Holland construction equipment will soon have satellite connectivity

Telematics-equipped Case, New Holland construction equipment will soon have satellite connectivity

CNH Industrial will update its construction telematics solutions with the ability to transmit machine data even when operating on jobsites outside of cellular networks. The company ...

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Equipment

Gear Keeper retractable lanyards tether your tools to you for safety and convenience

Gear Keeper retractable lanyards tether your tools to you for safety and convenience

It’s a bummer when you are high up on a beam or roof and your tape measure falls to the ground. It's a lot more ...

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Safety

OSHA rejects Arizona’s fall safety standards

OSHA rejects Arizona’s fall safety standards

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has rejected fall safety standards crafted by the Arizona state legislature. Residential construction sites must now adhere to ...

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Workforce

Nashville construction sites saw 8 armed robberies in February alone

Nashville construction sites saw 8 armed robberies in February alone

In the wake of an armed robbery on a North Nashville jobsite last week, Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said that the city had seen a ...

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State/Local Government

There are 90 transportation funding bills awaiting action across the U.S.

There are 90 transportation funding bills awaiting action across the U.S.

The American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association, through its Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC), reports that 26 state legislatures have a total of 90 introduced ...

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Safety

Worker killed in equipment accident near Milwaukee

Worker killed in equipment accident near Milwaukee

A construction worker part of a crew working on Milwaukee's Zoo Interchange project along Interstate 94 was killed over the weekend. According to a report from ...

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Equipment

Used heavy equipment values, auction sales fall in January

Used heavy equipment values, auction sales fall in January

The Rouse Rental Report for January activity indicated an 0.9-percent decrease to 46.2 percent in orderly liquidation values (OLV) from December across the 14 rental categories ...

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Better Roads News

Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Wirtgen launches Tier 4 interim SP 25i slipform paver

Wirtgen America's new SP 25i slipform paver offers Tier 4 interim-compliant emissions, an update for the current SP 25 line. The new model features a 154-hp ...

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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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