Equipment

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Topcon has received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration, excluding the company from the agency's current unmanned aerial systems (UAS) guidelines that until now have ...

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Business

Volvo CE sees demand in China cut in half, profit plunges 46% in 1Q

Volvo CE sees demand in China cut in half, profit plunges 46% in 1Q

  Citing weak demand in China, where sales have been cut in half, Volvo Construction Equipment reported a drop in revenues and a plunge in profit ...

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Equipment

Doosan’s new heavy-duty ditching bucket cuts excavator cycle times with higher capacity

Doosan’s new heavy-duty ditching bucket cuts excavator cycle times with higher capacity

For those excavating and grading projects where you need a bit more capacity than the standard bucket, Doosan has introduced heavy-duty ditching buckets for all ...

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State/Local Government

“The 325 Report” launched by Missouri DOT to provide updates on 34,000 miles of maintenance

“The 325 Report” launched by Missouri DOT to provide updates on 34,000 miles of maintenance

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has created one website to provide updates on the state’s 325 System including road and bridge conditions, and project ...

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Workforce

Construction crew finds body while excavating site near Detroit

Construction crew finds body while excavating site near Detroit

A construction crew working a site in a rural Michigan town near Detroit discovered a body last week. According to a report from WDIV TV, the ...

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State/Local Government

Wisconsin DOT using social media to update drivers on WIS 441, I-41 construction

Wisconsin DOT using social media to update drivers on WIS 441, I-41 construction

Through updates from the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will be posting construction updates for Wisconsin 441 (WIS 441) and Interstate ...

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State/Local Government

OReGO partners with three businesses to manage accounts, collect road user fees

OReGO partners with three businesses to manage accounts, collect road user fees

Three private businesses—Azuga, Sanef and Verizon Telematics—are now “technically certified” to manage Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) OReGO accounts, collect road user fees and deposit them ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Watch Disneyland built in 1 minute in rare, 60-year-old construction time-lapse recently uncovered

VIDEO: Watch Disneyland built in 1 minute in rare, 60-year-old construction time-lapse recently uncovered

Disneyland first opened its doors on July 17, 1955, meaning that in just a few months, the iconic theme park will turn 60 years old. ...

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Business

Despite uptick in sales, Komatsu sees fiscal year 2014 profit fall 3.5%

Despite uptick in sales, Komatsu sees fiscal year 2014 profit fall 3.5%

Increased sales in developed countries combined with the depreciation of the Japanese yen against the dollar were able to boost Komatsu's sales numbers in fiscal ...

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Business

ITC finds Sany guilty of infringing Manitowoc patents, bars Chinese company from selling SCC8500 in US

ITC finds Sany guilty of infringing Manitowoc patents, bars Chinese company from selling SCC8500 in US

After making an initial ruling in favor of Manitowoc last year, the U.S. International Trade Commission has made a final judgement in favor of the ...

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Equipment

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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