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Caterpillar unveils the S40: Rugged smartphone’s slim design combines Cat DNA, user feedback (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar unveils the S40: Rugged smartphone’s slim design combines Cat DNA, user feedback (PHOTOS)

Two years ago, the no. 1 manufacturer of heavy equipment in the world entered a market comprised of concepts and products very different from those ...

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Ford wants to resurrect the Ranger and the Bronco in the U.S., reports say

Ford wants to resurrect the Ranger and the Bronco in the U.S., reports say

Ford wants to resurrect two of its most iconic discontinued truck models here in the U.S. with production said to begin in 2018, according to ...

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Stronger Big Bertha cutter head lowered back into its pit for tunneling

Stronger Big Bertha cutter head lowered back into its pit for tunneling

Big Bertha's massive cutter head is back underground after months of repairs were made to get the world's largest tunnel-boring machine back to work. According to ...

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Florida DOT to test autonomous truck mounted attenuators in work zones later this year

Florida DOT to test autonomous truck mounted attenuators in work zones later this year

Autonomous vehicles are nothing new by now, but what two companies have teamed up to develop in this new-technology space is: a vehicle that combines ...

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Business

Caterpillar to lay off another 475 employees

Caterpillar to lay off another 475 employees

Caterpillar has announced another round of layoffs, this time releasing 475 employees as the company's cost-cutting efforts in the face of waning demand continue. According to a ...

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Final section of 300-foot-tall Trinity River bridge arch put into place in Dallas (VIDEO)

Final section of 300-foot-tall Trinity River bridge arch put into place in Dallas (VIDEO)

The first of two arches over the new Trinity River bridge in Dallas was completed on Saturday as crews lifted into place the final section ...

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VIDEO: Louisiana DOTD details I-10 Twin Span Bridge repair in aftermath of Katrina

Initial repairs to the I-10 Twin Span Bridge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

In its second video commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development feature the rebuilding of the Interstate 10 ...

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Safety

Worker killed by pipe shard on Utah jobsite

Worker killed by pipe shard on Utah jobsite

A construction worker was killed in Utah last week in a pipe cutting accident. According to a report from The Park Record, 39-year-old Jesus Garcia Hermosillo was ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Crawl Control allows 2016 Toyota Tacoma to dig itself out of ungodly amounts of sand

VIDEO: Crawl Control allows 2016 Toyota Tacoma to dig itself out of ungodly amounts of sand

We recently got a bit of wheel time with Toyota's latest Tacoma midsize and came away fairly impressed with the 2016 model, particularly as an ...

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Morbark’s Demo Days showcase chippers, grinders and one mean metal-eating shredder (PHOTOS)

Morbark’s Demo Days showcase chippers, grinders and one mean metal-eating shredder (PHOTOS)

Approximately 300 of Morbark’s dealers and customers from more than a dozen countries descended on Winn, Michigan, last week, to take part in the company’s ...

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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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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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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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