Equipment

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon with all the 2.8L Duramax details (PHOTOS)

GM unveils diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon with all the 2.8L Duramax details (PHOTOS)

Nearly two years after unveiling the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and announcing the midsize pickups would eventually gain a diesel option, General Motors ...

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Business

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar will continue using Navistar engines in vocational truck line despite production split

Caterpillar has decided to amicably end its on-highway truck production partnership with Navistar and venture out on its own, moving production of the Cat CT-Series trucks, which The Wall ...

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Better Roads News

Ram pickups recalled as part of Chrysler’s vulnerability to wireless hacking

Ram pickups recalled as part of Chrysler’s vulnerability to wireless hacking

Ram says it is recalling certain vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens in a sweep that updates software to prevent connected vehicles from being hacked. Model year 2013-2015 ...

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Equipment

Master Status: JCB launches a technician training program and national championship rolled into one

Master Status: JCB launches a technician training program and national championship rolled into one

Calling service technicians the "unsung heroes" of its dealership network, UK-based equipment manufacturer JCB has launched a new program in North America that seeks to celebrate ...

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Better Roads News

House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

The House plans to vote today on a new short-term extension for transportation funding, extending solvency for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to October 29, and ...

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Workforce

Construction workers befriend homesick 4-year-old, make him part of the crew

Construction workers befriend homesick 4-year-old, make him part of the crew

How would you feel about a 4 year old telling you to “Get back to work?” A construction crew in Maine knows the feeling well, ...

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Bridges

NYC DOT workers save kitten stranded on ledge of Manhattan Bridge

NYC DOT workers save kitten stranded on ledge of Manhattan Bridge

A New York City cat got to keep one of its nine lives last week thanks to the city's Department of Transportation workers. The cat was ...

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State/Local Government

Funding for Missouri transportation projects jumps 4.5% over projections

Funding for Missouri transportation projects jumps 4.5% over projections

Fiscal year 2015 revenue from state taxes and fees used for funding transportation projects in Missouri increased by 4.5 percent compared to projections, resulting in ...

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Equipment

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will ...

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Business

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

Navistar to launch new line of severe duty work trucks once split with Cat is complete

With Caterpillar's announcement this morning that it would begin designing and building vocational trucks on its own, Navistar, Cat's partner in the work truck business up to ...

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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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