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VIDEO: Why CDOT uses Howitzer artillery to trigger avalanches

VIDEO: Why CDOT uses Howitzer artillery to trigger avalanches

It's a constant challenge for the Colorado Department of Transportation to keep roads and mountain passes clear from the torrent of snowfall the state sees ...

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NAPA names Walsh & Kelly President Kevin Kelly as 2016 chairman

NAPA names Walsh & Kelly President Kevin Kelly as 2016 chairman

Kevin Kelly, president and CEO of Indiana-based paving contractor Walsh & Kelly, took over as chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) at the ...

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Michigan road worker killed after being struck by semi while placing signs

Michigan road worker killed after being struck by semi while placing signs

A Michigan road worker was killed and another was injured this week after they were struck and killed by a semi-truck in Wexford County. WPBN/WGTU reported that Sean ...

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Equipment

John Deere launches G Series loader lineup with 4 skid steers, 1 new CTL

John Deere launches G Series loader lineup with 4 skid steers, 1 new CTL

Over the last several years manufacturers have been ramping up the size and horsepower of their skid steers and compact track loaders. But these bigger ...

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Brokk launches world’s smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, the 120D

Brokk launches world’s smallest diesel-powered demolition robot, the 120D

Brokk announced its new 120D model at the World of Concrete, a machine that fills a gap in the company’s lineup and is the world’s ...

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Business

Volvo CE doubles operating income in 2015 despite sales decline

Volvo CE doubles operating income in 2015 despite sales decline

Despite a decrease in sales during 2015, Volvo Construction Equipment managed a huge improvement in operating income for the year thanks to market share gains ...

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Missouri DOT makes historic bridges available for free

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

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has several bridges available for donation to a state, locality or “responsible private entity.” This is a result of ...

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With oil prices plummeting, Obama says now is time to raise gas tax

With oil prices plummeting, Obama says now is time to raise gas tax

Gas prices are continuing to drop to historic lows, and there's really no sign the trend will reverse any time soon. With that in mind, ...

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Majority of Americans believe driverless cars are unsafe, survey finds

Majority of Americans believe driverless cars are unsafe, survey finds

The thought of being driven down a highway by a computer inside your car still worries most Americans. Autonomous vehicles are coming in the next few decades, ...

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Louisiana DOTD Sec. Wilson adds 4 executive staff members

Louisiana DOTD Sec. Wilson adds 4 executive staff members

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson has added four members to his executive staff, with three being part of the previous ...

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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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