Equipment

JCB unveils the 100C-1: This 10-ton compact excavator is the company’s largest yet (PHOTOS)

JCB unveils the 100C-1: This 10-ton compact excavator is the company’s largest yet (PHOTOS)

At a special press event at its North American headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, Thursday, JCB unveiled a machine the company feels will “reinvent the marketplace” ...

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Equipment

Chevrolet’s new box delete Colorado model makes it the first midsize work truck

Chevrolet’s new box delete Colorado model makes it the first midsize work truck

Just in case you were wondering how serious or invested General Motors is in its new midsize pickups, the answer is, pretty darn serious. By the time GM ...

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Equipment

Deciphering the Federal Bridge Law formula: what contractors and heavy equipment haulers need to know

Deciphering the Federal Bridge Law formula: what contractors and heavy equipment haulers need to know

The Federal Bridge Law was established in 1975 by Congress. It is codified in 23 CFR §658.17. For those that did not enjoy algebra in ...

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Equipment

Ford’s 2016 F-650 and F-750 will boast quieter cabs, improved telematics service

Ford F-750

At the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ford teased the upcoming release of its new vocational trucks with a couple of announcements. First, Ford says the ...

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Equipment

International’s WorkStar and DuraStar vocational trucks are about to get a whole lot smarter

International’s WorkStar and DuraStar vocational trucks are about to get a whole lot smarter

International Trucks announced that it is taking its onboard computing capabilities to the next level in its vocational truck line. At the Work Truck Show in ...

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Safety

67-year-old worker survives 25-foot dive into pit and the piece of metal that fell on top of him

67-year-old worker survives 25-foot dive into pit and the piece of metal that fell on top of him

Anyone able to keep up with the rigors of construction work while closing in on 70 must be doing something right. And anyone able to do that ...

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Business

Succession planning: How one future contractor takes preparation to assume the family business seriously

Succession planning: How one future contractor takes preparation to assume the family business seriously

In the past, second- and third-generation contractors often assumed the helm of the company because it was all they’d known, and what they were expected ...

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Equipment

Heavier front axles give Kenworth’s T370 more brawn in construction applications

Heavier front axles give Kenworth’s T370 more brawn in construction applications

Kenworth announced it will begin offering heavier front axles on its T370 Class 7 work truck. The truck maker will now offer 18,000-pound and 20,000-pound front axles ...

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Better Roads News

USDOT launches local hiring pilot program

USDOT launches local hiring pilot program

The U.S. Department of Transportation is introducing a one-year pilot program through the Federal Highway Administration that allows local hiring provisions as part of contracting ...

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Equipment

New ZX17U-5, ZX26U-5 bring Tier 4 Final engines to Hitachi’s smallest excavators

New ZX17U-5, ZX26U-5 bring Tier 4 Final engines to Hitachi’s smallest excavators

  Hitachi has updated its smallest compact excavators with new Tier 4 Final engines that require no diesel exhaust fluid. The new ZX17U-5 and ZX26U-5 compact excavators, boasting 14.5 ...

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CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

According to Equipment Data Associates numbers, compact track loaders accounted for roughly 20 percent of all financed equipment in 2014 by number of units. That’s ...

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Better Roads

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Even though highway work zone fatalities have been on a big decline for the past 10 years, the highway work zone remains a dangerous place, ...

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Equipment

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

New heavy-duty diesel oil standard: What you need to know

There’s a new heavy-duty diesel oil standard in the works. It will not be available until late next year or early 2017, but the performance ...

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Business

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Precision Pipeline worked around the recession and desert turtles to become one of Utah’s top contractors

Landon Floyd grew up in construction. His father ran a small excavation and pipeline company in Southern California but moved to Utah when Landon was ...

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