Equipment

Cummins gives sneak peek at 2017 ISX15, announces telematics updates

Cummins gives sneak peek at 2017 ISX15, announces telematics updates

Cummins offered a sneak-peek at its 2017 greenhouse gas engine technology at the inaugural press conference at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Details remain sparse, of course, ...

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State/Local Government

Massachusetts House passes act financing municipal road and bridge improvements

Massachusetts House passes act financing municipal road and bridge improvements

The Massachusetts House passed H. 3187, a provision backed by Governor Charlie Baker, that provides for $200 million for financing municipal road and bridge projects ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar launches 906M, 907M, 908M compact wheel loaders in highly-customizable configurations

Caterpillar launches 906M, 907M, 908M compact wheel loaders in highly-customizable configurations

Caterpillar has expanded its compact wheel loader line by three, launching the 906M, 907M and 908M with several ways to customize the machines for particular ...

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Equipment

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment hauling using Kingpin to Rear Axle limits

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment hauling using Kingpin to Rear Axle limits

Contractors and heavy equipment haulers often ask the question, “What is the longest trailer or semitrailer I can use?” The answer—like for most questions regarding ...

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Equipment

Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

A worker on a Texas jobite was fortunate to have survived an attack last week after an apparent disagreement led a co-worker to attack him ...

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State/Local Government

Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

Multiple states delaying or canceling transportation projects over highway funding uncertainty

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association reports that four states have canceled or delayed transportation improvement projects due to inaction by Congress in providing ...

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Equipment

Make any pickup a Cat truck with Caterpillar’s new auto accessories

Make any pickup a Cat truck with Caterpillar’s new auto accessories

Until that glorious day when Caterpillar agrees to miniaturize the amazing front end of the CT660 and put it on a pickup, those wishing the ...

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Better Roads News

Transportation funding solution still elusive during infrastructure forum

Transportation funding solution still elusive during infrastructure forum

The need for updating and maintaining U.S. infrastructure work is a clear, agreed-upon issue, but the means of providing funds is still divisive, as evidenced ...

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Safety

Ironworker dies after fall at NYC mansion renovation

Ironworker dies after fall at NYC mansion renovation

Following a fall from a ladder suffered while working on a major home renovation on New York City's Upper East Side, a construction worker died ...

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Better Roads News

Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership officials release 2 new silica exposure control guides

Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership officials release 2 new silica exposure control guides

Members of the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership recognized the culmination of the group’s 10-year effort to improve worker safety with a ceremony during the World ...

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Equipment

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

Equipment manufacturers break wheel loader applications into two broad categories: production and utility. Production work is repetitive loading using a V-pattern (or Y-pattern) cycle or ...

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In the Magazine

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

You could say that as Don Facciobene climbed to a height of around 200 feet in the air just to change a light bulb, he ...

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Equipment

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

Fire prevention is everybody’s job, but there is one person who can do more than most to keep heavy equipment safe from fire, and that ...

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In the Magazine

Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry

Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry

New methods, concepts, materials and even new terminology are changing how concrete overlays are being promoted, designed and built. The industry has developed an optimal joint ...

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In the Magazine

Why asphalt is still the King of Paving

Why asphalt is still the King of Paving

Approximately 93 percent of the more than 2.6 million miles of paved roads and highways in the United States are surfaced with asphalt. Asphalt surfaces ...

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