Equipment

Chevrolet unveils the 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss: a stylish yet sensible off-roader (PHOTOS)

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss

With the Colorado a full-blown comeback success story, Chevrolet is not slowing down on development of the much-praised midsize pickup. The latest update to the ...

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Business

In compact track loader’s decade of dominance, 2 things have become clear

In compact track loader’s decade of dominance, 2 things have become clear

Over the past decade, there’s been no bigger machine success story than that of the compact track loader. The revolutionary CTL, first developed by ASV in ...

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State/Local Government

How in-motion, pre-scan weigh station technology could affect specialized and heavy equipment haulers

How in-motion, pre-scan weigh station technology could affect specialized and heavy equipment haulers

We all are aware of the “red light cameras” that have been around for some time. The technology works through a sensor embedded in the ...

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Safety

Minnesota Vikings honor construction worker killed in fall from future stadium with helmet decal

Minnesota Vikings honor construction worker killed in fall from future stadium with helmet decal

Three days after a tragic accident that killed one worker and left another injured at the site of the Minnesota Vikings' future stadium, the team ...

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Better Roads News

APWA opens International Public Works Congress and Expo with new board, ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell

APWA opens International Public Works Congress and Expo with new board, ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell

The American Public Works Association (APWA) opened its annual International Public Works Congress (IPWC) and Exposition in Phoenix announcing a new board of directors for ...

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Better Roads News

Iowa DOT workers begin testing digital driver’s license app

Iowa DOT workers begin testing digital driver’s license app

Upwards of 100 workers from the Iowa Department of Transportation have become among the first in the nation to test out digital driver's licenses. KCRG reported the workers ...

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Better Roads News

Louisiana DOTD discuss rebuilding parish roads, employee contributions in Katrina recovery

Magazine Street after post-Katrina improvements

The final two Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) videos commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina highlight the road rebuilding efforts in Orleans ...

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Better Roads News

PennDOT launches online map that details road and bridge work

PennDOT launches online map that details road and bridge work

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has a new online map for drivers in the state to get up-to-date information about road and bridge projects across ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: 3 dozers pull upended excavator and a bunch of gear up a ridiculous rocky grade

VIDEO: 3 dozers pull upended excavator and a bunch of gear up a ridiculous rocky grade

What do you do when you've got a crapload of gear to move and an incredibly steep and rocky grade in front of you? If ...

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Business

Finning teams up with IronPlanet to sell used Cat equipment globally

Finning teams up with IronPlanet to sell used Cat equipment globally

Are you not finding the deals you want in your part of the country for good used equipment? Maybe it’s time to look further. Two of ...

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Equipment

The choice between a low-spec backhoe and high-end siblings isn’t as clear-cut as you might think

The choice between a low-spec backhoe and high-end siblings isn’t as clear-cut as you might think

Backhoe loaders of 14-foot-and-greater dig depth have split into two markets: rental and contractor. As more standard features were added to backhoes and prices crept ...

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Business

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now this California contractor doesn’t chase work

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now this California contractor doesn’t chase work

Andrew – or Andy – Allen chuckles when asked how he got his start in construction. “I guess you could say I was born and ...

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Equipment

How Diesel Got Its Groove Back

How Diesel Got Its Groove Back

While NASA may have sent a probe all the way to Pluto, there’s another engineering miracle sitting right here on earth largely unnoticed under everybody’s ...

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Better Roads News

The when, how and benefits of using thinlays for pavement preservation

The when, how and benefits of using thinlays for pavement preservation

Dwindling budgets and the uncertainty about the Highway Trust Fund have caused departments of transportation and municipalities to take longer looks at pavement preservation techniques. In ...

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Better Roads News

What’s behind foamed asphalt’s steep growth trajectory?

What’s behind foamed asphalt’s steep growth trajectory?

Just like the swelling froth of expanded liquid asphalt in a foamed asphalt application, use of foamed asphalt in warm mixes is growing exponentially, and ...

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