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How Norris Asphalt and the Iowa DOT won NAPA’s Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in asphalt pavement

How Norris Asphalt and the Iowa DOT won NAPA’s Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in asphalt pavement

Norris Asphalt Paving and the Iowa Department of Transportation have received the 2015 Sheldon G. Hayes Award, the annual honor given by the National Asphalt ...

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NAPA inducts Superior Paving’s Ronald White into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

NAPA inducts Superior Paving’s Ronald White into Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame

Ronald White, chairman emeritus of Superior Paving in Gainesville, Virginia, has been inducted into the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame. ...

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NHTSA: Google’s self-driving system is now legally considered ‘a driver’

NHTSA: Google’s self-driving system is now legally considered ‘a driver’

Google wants to change what people consider a "driver" of a vehicle, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is legally making that possible. The NHTSA released ...

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State/Local Government

Texas DOT reminds residents political signs can’t be placed in right of way

Texas DOT reminds residents political signs can’t be placed in right of way

The general election might be eight months away, but the political season is in full force. But Texas wants to remind voters to be careful where they put ...

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Equipment

Ram unveils the 2017 Power Wagon: Rebel styling, Hemi power (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Ram unveils the 2017 Power Wagon: Rebel styling, Hemi power (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Friday morning, Ram unveiled its latest Power Wagon model with Jeep and Ram brand head Mike Manley calling the truck the "pinnacle of our offerings" ...

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Equipment

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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Equipment

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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Better Roads News

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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Equipment

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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Business

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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