Equipment

Telehandler, aerial lift intros headline JLG’s massive launch at The Rental Show

Telehandler, aerial lift intros headline JLG’s massive launch at The Rental Show

“We’re calling 2015 the year of the launch,” says Alan Loux, vice president of global marketing for JLG Industries. “We’ve got more new and redesigned ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Excavator punches and crushes a Kia Soul to a slow, painful death

VIDEO: Excavator punches and crushes a Kia Soul to a slow, painful death

This is an effectively therapeutic video. Now, I'm not sure what this poor Kia Soul did to incur this excavator operator's wrath, but one thing is for sure: ...

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Safety

Worker survives NYC building collapse by riding wreckage to the ground

Worker survives NYC building collapse by riding wreckage to the ground

A worker on the top floor of a New York City parking garage somehow survived Wednesday afternoon when a portion of the three-story structure collapsed ...

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State/Local Government

Illinois Tollway to invest $1.63 billion for transportation infrastructure in 2015

Illinois Tollway to invest $1.63 billion for transportation infrastructure in 2015

Illinois Tollway plans to spend $1.63 billion on transportation infrastructure improvements in 2015 as part of its $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Thief takes wheel loader for destructive joyride through Kansas City neighborhood

VIDEO: Thief takes wheel loader for destructive joyride through Kansas City neighborhood

After stealing the machine from a Kansas City, Missouri, jobsite, a man went on a joyride through the surrounding neighborhood racking up thousands of dollars ...

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Business

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014 with decreases in shipments to all regions

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014 with decreases in shipments to all regions

Exports of construction equipment made in the U.S. fell  are down 13.2 percent in 2014, according to an Association of Equipment Manufacturers analysis of Commerce Department ...

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State/Local Government

Texas Senate will vote on using portion of vehicle taxes for highway funding

Texas Senate will vote on using portion of vehicle taxes for highway funding

The Texas Senate Transportation Committee approved a bill that would dedicate a portion of motor vehicle taxes to road and bridge construction and maintenance. Senate Bill 5, one ...

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Workforce

Construction workers shot in jobsite attack in Nashville

Construction workers shot in jobsite attack in Nashville

As if the heights and heavy machinery didn't make construction work dangerous enough, U.S. home builders apparently now have to contend with the threat of gunfire. Thursday brought yet ...

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State/Local Government

18 states and D.C. use variable-rate gas tax for highway, bridge projects

18 states and D.C. use variable-rate gas tax for highway, bridge projects

The latest report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) shows that 18 states and the District of Columbia use variable-rate gas taxes to fund highway and ...

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Equipment

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

“The TLB840R is the crown jewel of our show,” said Aron Sweeney, marketing manager, North America for Terex Construction, speaking from the company’s booth at ...

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Equipment

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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