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Caltrans seeks more volunteers before July launch of Road Charge Pilot

Caltrans seeks more volunteers before July launch of Road Charge Pilot

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking more volunteers for its Road Charge Pilot program, even though it already reached is goal of 5,000. ...

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Equipment

Liebherr unveils L 526, 538, 546 loaders with hydrostatic drive

Liebherr unveils L 526, 538, 546 loaders with hydrostatic drive

Alongside the new PR 716 dozer, at the recent Bauma show Liebherr unveiled three all new mid-size wheel loaders. The new L 526, L 538 and ...

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Equipment

Ford bringing new Raptor’s 10-speed transmission to the F-150

Ford bringing new Raptor’s 10-speed transmission to the F-150

As part of an announcement on new manufacturing facility investments, Ford has announced that it will soon begin offering a 10-speed transmission option to F-150 customers. The ...

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Equipment

Ditch Witch enters air excavation market with 3-model lineup; unveils FX, FXT65 vacuum excavators

Ditch Witch enters air excavation market with 3-model lineup; unveils FX, FXT65 vacuum excavators

Ditch Witch has announced its entrance into the air excavation market alongside a new vacuum excavator model. The company now offers a three-model lineup of air ...

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Business

Construction spending up in March with jump in apartment starts

Construction spending up in March with jump in apartment starts

Mainly due to gains in multi-family residential building, U.S. construction spending rose 0.3 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.137 trillion, ...

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Better Roads News

DBIA names Virginia DOT as 2016 Transportation Owner of the Year

DBIA names Virginia DOT as 2016 Transportation Owner of the Year

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) named the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) as 2016 Transportation Owner of the Year during the association’s recent Design-Build ...

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New survey says majority of Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads

New survey says majority of Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads

A newly published survey reports that nearly two-thirds of Americans would support roadway user fees to help fix the country's crumbling transportation infrastructure, according to ...

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FHWA provides $8 million to 35 tribes for transportation safety improvement projects

FHWA provides $8 million to 35 tribes for transportation safety improvement projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is providing roughly $8 million to 35 Native American tribes to complete 54 transportation safety improvement projects on tribal lands. ...

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Montana governor proposes $200 million funding for infrastructure projects

Montana governor proposes $200 million funding for infrastructure projects

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has proposed a $200 million plan for 2017 aimed at improving infrastructure projects across the state and creating additional construction jobs. Bullock, ...

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Equipment

Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Citing increased adoption of wheel dumpers over smaller trucks on jobsites with difficult terrain or other conditions, Wacker Neuson has unveiled a prototype that makes ...

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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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