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Komatsu intros WA320-8 loader: a “multi-purpose utility knife on four wheels”

Komatsu intros WA320-8 loader: a “multi-purpose utility knife on four wheels”

Komatsu has launched the WA320-8 wheel loader, providing updates to the machine which include a more fuel efficient engine and an improved cab. Powered by a ...

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Ford Ranger to return in 2019 with a diesel powerplant

Ford Ranger to return in 2019 with a diesel powerplant

Following news last year that Ford was planning on resurrecting its discontinued Ranger pickup here in the U.S., Car and Driver reports that the automaker will in ...

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Better Roads News

Got a critical infrastructure project? New Case CE grant to award $25,000 in equipment

Got a critical infrastructure project? New Case CE grant to award $25,000 in equipment

As part of the company's infrastructure funding awareness efforts, Case Construction Equipment has launched a grant that will provide a community with free heavy equipment. Case ...

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Rutgers: New Jersey DOT total road cost is $183,757 per mile

Rutgers: New Jersey DOT total road cost is $183,757 per mile

A new study by Rutgers University’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center finds that the average costs of planning, construction, operation and maintenance of roadways maintained ...

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TRIP report finds Maryland roads and bridges improving, but congestion lingers

TRIP report finds Maryland roads and bridges improving, but congestion lingers

The latest state report from The Road Improvement Program (TRIP) shows conditions of Maryland’s state-maintained roads have improved over the past four years, mirrored by ...

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Oklahoma DOT worker killed during brush removal project

Oklahoma DOT worker killed during brush removal project

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Superintendent I Jarrell Gray, 47, was killed while supervising a brush removal project May 18. Gray is the 60th ODOT worker to ...

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Better Roads News

Missouri, Illinois DOTs seek public input on new location for Champ Clark Bridge

Champ Clark Bridge, Pike County, Missouri and Pike County, Illinois

The Illinois and Missouri Departments of Transportation are seeking public comments on the environmental assessment for a location for the new Champ Clark Bridge to ...

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Equipment

Ram intros 2016 Stinger Yellow Sport special edition 1500

Ram intros 2016 Stinger Yellow Sport special edition 1500

If you’re a fan of bees, yellow jackets, the Steelers and Ram pickups, you’re in luck. Ram has announced the addition of a new limited-edition Stinger ...

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Equipment

Dealer News: New Atlas Copco, Bobcat, Terramac locations, plus new VP for Southeastern Equipment

Dealer News: New Atlas Copco, Bobcat, Terramac locations, plus new VP for Southeastern Equipment

Atlas Copco names MECO Miami as Florida dealer Atlas Copco Construction has named MECO Miami as its dealer for the Pampano Beach, Florida, area. MECO is a ...

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Better Roads News

UTA engineer assessing use of lasers to measure microtexture of aggregates in asphalt and concrete mixtures

UTA engineer assessing use of lasers to measure microtexture of aggregates in asphalt and concrete mixtures

Roger Walker, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), is working with the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) ...

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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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