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Ford issues recalls on 2011-2012 F-150, 2016 Super Duty trucks

Ford issues recalls on 2011-2012 F-150, 2016 Super Duty trucks

Ford has announced safety recalls that affect certain 2011-2012 model year F-150s and 2016 model year Super Duty trucks. F-150 transmission troubles The F-150s are part of ...

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Illinois Tollway awards $3.8 million in construction contracts in April

Illinois Tollway awards $3.8 million in construction contracts in April

The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved construction contracts valued at $3.8 million at its April meeting, bringing the yearly total for construction and engineering ...

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Wisconsin governor announces additional funding to complete street improvement projects in the state

Wisconsin governor announces additional funding to complete street improvement projects in the state

Wisconsin residents should prepare for more road work ahead. On April 27, Gov. Scott Walker announced the availability of additional funding to complete street improvement projects throughout ...

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USDOT gets A+ rating on Small Business Procurement Scorecard

USDOT gets A+ rating on Small Business Procurement Scorecard

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) gave the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) an “A+” rating on the annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard for fiscal ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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