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VIDEO: Backhoe operator tackles obstacle course of giant, watery holes

VIDEO: Backhoe operator tackles obstacle course of giant, watery holes

We've seen various operator obstacle courses, most of them of the rodeo variety involving various earthmoving tasks, barrels and the like. This particular course though ...

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POLL: Do you plan to lease equipment this year?

POLL: Do you plan to lease equipment this year?

While we mostly hear about owning and renting from contractors we've spoken to recently, leasing is still an attractive option for many. In this week's ...

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Equipment

JCB intros THL 540-140 Hi-Viz Loadall telehandler

JCB intros THL 540-140 Hi-Viz Loadall telehandler

At the recent Bauma show in Munich, JCB celebrated the production of the 200,000th Loadall, plus introduced the THL 540-140 Hi-Viz Loadall, its fourth Hi-Viz ...

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Better Roads News

Rhode Island DOT will replace structurally deficient bridges with slide-in construction

Rhode Island DOT will replace structurally deficient bridges with slide-in construction

In 2014, data from the Federal Highway Administration ranked Rhode Island as the worst of the 50 states for structurally deficient bridges. With so many of its ...

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BTS provides quarterly update to National Transportation Statistics reference guide

BTS provides quarterly update to National Transportation Statistics reference guide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released the second quarterly update of 2016 for the web-only National Transportation Statics report. The update ...

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Ky. Transportation Cabinet names Patty Dunaway as state highway engineer

Ky. Transportation Cabinet names Patty Dunaway as state highway engineer

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has named Patty Dunaway as the new state highway engineer, marking the second time a woman has served in this ...

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Illinois Tollway partners with Morton Arboretum to create ‘Urban Forest’

Illinois Tollway partners with Morton Arboretum to create ‘Urban Forest’

The Illinois Tollway is partnering with the Morton Arboretum in an effort to expand tree canopy coverage by the tollway system. To recognize this, the ...

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Equipment

International adds HX520 to new Class 8 truck lineup

International adds HX520 to new Class 8 truck lineup

International Truck recently unveiled the fourth model in its new HX Series lineup at the World Truck Show—the HX520, a 120-inch BBC set-forward axle truck or tractor ...

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Bertha will soon begin digging below the viaduct its path will replace

Bertha will soon begin digging below the viaduct its path will replace

The world's largest tunneling machine will soon begin its dig beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, its first activity since mid-March. In January tunnel-boring machine Bertha ...

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S. Carolina DOT receives construction awards for recycled materials, perpetual pavement

S. Carolina DOT receives construction awards for recycled materials, perpetual pavement

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has received two construction awards, which include one for using recycled materials and another for long-lasting pavement work. ...

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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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