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Caterpillar brings back the 918 compact loader in M Series expansion; intros updated 910, 914

Caterpillar brings back the 918 compact loader in M Series expansion; intros updated 910, 914

Acknowledging it as a "gray area" machine, Caterpillar is reintroducing the 918 wheel loader, absent from its compact wheel loader lineup since the early 90s, to the ...

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Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Rotating console on Wacker Neuson’s “dual view” DW50 concept turns this dumper into a mini truck

Citing increased adoption of wheel dumpers over smaller trucks on jobsites with difficult terrain or other conditions, Wacker Neuson has unveiled a prototype that makes ...

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Cummins to develop plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck with federal grant

Cummins to develop plug-in hybrid Class 6 truck with federal grant

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that ...

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Better Roads News

FHWA proposes emissions measurements to gauge success of transportation projects

FHWA proposes emissions measurements to gauge success of transportation projects

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would measure the success of transportation projects based upon greenhouse gas and other air ...

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Safety management plans available for 2 USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot sites

Safety management plans available for 2 USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot sites

The safety management plans for the Wyoming and Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot deployment sites under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint ...

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Better Roads News

American Concrete Institute names new officers, board members at Concrete Convention

American Concrete Institute names new officers, board members at Concrete Convention

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced two new officers and four board members for 2016-2017 during the recent Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee. The new ...

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Better Roads News

Nebraska DOR adds members to County Bridge Match program working group

Nebraska DOR adds members to County Bridge Match program working group

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) recently announced members of the County Bridge Match Program (CBMP) working group. The recently signed Transportation Innovation Act (TIA) ...

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Better Roads News

Licking County, Ohio, pledges $4.3 million to repairing 35 bridges in 2016

Licking County, Ohio, pledges $4.3 million to repairing 35 bridges in 2016

Deteriorating bridges and culverts have forced the closure of five county roads in Licking County, Ohio, the Newark Advocate reports. Licking County Engineer Bill Lozier has a ...

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VIDEO: Backhoe operator tackles obstacle course of giant, watery holes

VIDEO: Backhoe operator tackles obstacle course of giant, watery holes

We've seen various operator obstacle courses, most of them of the rodeo variety involving various earthmoving tasks, barrels and the like. This particular course though ...

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POLL: Do you plan to lease equipment this year?

POLL: Do you plan to lease equipment this year?

While we mostly hear about owning and renting from contractors we've spoken to recently, leasing is still an attractive option for many. In this week's ...

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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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Better Roads News

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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