Equipment

Hyundai launches 5 HL900 Series wheel loaders with more power, new cab, reduced fuel usage

Hyundai launches 5 HL900 Series wheel loaders with more power, new cab, reduced fuel usage

Hyundai Construction Equipment has launched its new HL900 Series wheel loaders, which boost productivity by as much as 5 percent and use up to 10 percent ...

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State/Local Government

VIDEO: Watch action from North Carolina DOT Division 4’s win at the annual Equipment Operator’s Roadeo

2015 NCDOT Roadeo competitor

Division 4 of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) won the department’s recent Equipment Operator’s Roadeo held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in ...

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Better Roads News

Boston names city’s first ever transportation director

Boston names city’s first ever transportation director

Boston has a director of transportation for the first time in the city's 385-year history. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday that the city's first transportation ...

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Better Roads News

President Obama signs 3-month extension for Highway Trust Fund

President Obama signs 3-month extension for Highway Trust Fund

President Obama signed H.R. 3236, Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, on Friday, bringing a close to the hand-wringing over the ...

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Workforce

Construction worker and boy team up to rescue man from pit bull attack in Minnesota

Construction worker and boy team up to rescue man from pit bull attack in Minnesota

A construction worker and a young boy jumped to action and played a part in saving a man’s life in Minnesota recently when the man ...

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Better Roads News

Massachusetts Turnpike toll collector killed after being struck by a pickup

Massachusetts Turnpike toll collector killed after being struck by a pickup

A toll collector at the Massachusetts Turnpike died early Friday after he was hit by a pickup truck driving through the E-ZPass lane. Bill Pappas, 61, ...

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State/Local Government

Three state DOTs win Design-Build Institute of America awards

Virginia DOT's DBIA National Award of Merit project featuring a diverging diamond interchange at Zion Cross Roads on route 15 over I-64 in Louisa County.

The departments of transportation for Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia each won National Awards of Merit in the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) 2015 Design-Build ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Tightrope-walking dozer operator likely the only one dumb enough to ever try it

VIDEO: Tightrope-walking dozer operator likely the only one dumb enough to ever try it

As if heavy equipment operation weren't dangerous enough by itself—especially in Russia—why not throw in a tightrope? In what we have to assume is a ...

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Better Roads News

Volvo CE intros SD75B, SD115B soil compactors with new drum control system

Volvo CE intros SD75B, SD115B soil compactors with new drum control system

Volvo Construction Equipment has a new pair of soil compactors that give users access to new technology that makes work more efficient. Volvo's new SD75B and ...

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Safety

Guy who drove into construction site and hit a worker says he was only trying to help

Guy who drove into construction site and hit a worker says he was only trying to help

A disagreement between a construction crew and an enraged driver in Arkansas resulted in one worker clinging to the front of the man's hood for ...

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Equipment

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

Why are larger, 35- to 50-ton excavator sales up? Machine’s evolution, industry’s recovery are factors

It’s more ripple than tsunami, but there’s been an increase in sales of excavators toward the upper end of the midsize category. Why? No one’s ...

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Business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

Refocused by military service, New Jersey contractor rebuild’s company culture, transforms his business

While most people deal with work as one of life’s harsh necessities, Jason Ciavarro not only puts in the hours, he relishes them. "Work is where I find my ...

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Equipment

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants: Long life? Yes. Maintenance free? No.

Extended life coolants (ELCs) started gaining traction in the heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment industry about a decade ago. These coolants are so good they ...

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Better Roads News

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

Roadway Reinforcement: Geosynthetics require attention to project design and installation

A failed pavement isn’t a welcome sight, particularly during our current uncertain transportation funding. So it’s increasingly important that road builders use methods that can ...

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