Equipment

Freightliner unveils first self-driving truck that will roam U.S. highways legally (PHOTOS)

Freightliner unveils first self-driving truck that will roam U.S. highways legally (PHOTOS)

Freightliner did it. If you’re one of the many who scoffed at the idea of a commercially-viable self-driving truck, or at best figured such technology was ...

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Equipment

New Holland launches 4 C Series backhoes with Auto Glide Ride loader control (PHOTOS)

B95C backhoe

Boasting new engines and a ride control technology previously reserved for the company's wheel loaders, New Holland Construction has introduced its C Series lineup comprised ...

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Equipment

Ford unveils CNG/propane-powered 2016 F-150; still the only CNG half-ton (PHOTOS)

Ford unveils CNG/propane-powered 2016 F-150; still the only CNG half-ton (PHOTOS)

Ford unveiled its gaseous-fuel prep package that enables 5.0-liter V8-powered F-150 models to run on compressed natural gas or propane at the ACT Expo in Dallas, ...

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Safety

Crew rescues 2 co-workers from rubble following demolition collapse

Crew rescues 2 co-workers from rubble following demolition collapse

A demolition crew in St. Louis escaped a collapse that occurred while they were working with only injuries, thanks to its own heroics. According to a ...

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Better Roads News

Bipartisan Senate bill would offer a tax credit for transportation projects

Bipartisan Senate bill would offer a tax credit for transportation projects

A Republican and a Democratic crossed party lines to propose a bill Monday that would provide a tax credit for road projects. The Hill reports Senators Ron ...

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Business

Construction spending falls 0.6% in March with lone gains in nonresidential

Construction spending falls 0.6% in March with lone gains in nonresidential

With decreases across all sectors save for private nonresidential, U.S. construction spending fell 0.6 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $966.5 ...

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State/Local Government

Texas approves $168 million in Proposition 1 road projects

Texas approves $168 million in Proposition 1 road projects

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) has approved roughly $168 million for 23 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) road projects as part of the state’s Proposition ...

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Safety

OSHA updates its required “Job Safety and Health” poster; download it here

OSHA updates its required “Job Safety and Health” poster; download it here

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has made available the newest version of Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law, a poster that covers workers’ ...

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State/Local Government

Michigan voters to decide on sales tax increase for road improvements

Michigan voters to decide on sales tax increase for road improvements

Michigan residents have a chance to vote today for a constitutional amendment that would send more money to improve the state's roadways but would cost ...

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State/Local Government

Missouri officials call for a raise in the state gas tax

Missouri officials call for a raise in the state gas tax

The Missouri Senate passed a bill Thursday to raise the state’s gas tax 1.5 cents a gallon in order to raise money to fix the ...

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INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value

INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value

While intelligent compaction (IC) has been popular in Europe for some time, it’s only in the past decade that it began gaining ground in the ...

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Business

Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

For James Tollestrup, running the family business has included mastering the ability to transition the company from one phase to another. The third-generation contractor has ...

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In the Magazine

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

With the recession a distant memory, contactors are buying new equipment again and one of the categories of equipment to benefit from the recovering economy ...

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Better Roads News

How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway funding

How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway funding

  When events are beyond our control on a macro level, it becomes time to refocus and think both smaller in order to accomplish big things. Such ...

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