Equipment

THE CHOICE: Young heavy equipment technician follows love of machines instead of finance degree, earns AEMP’s top honor

THE CHOICE: Young heavy equipment technician follows love of machines instead of finance degree, earns AEMP’s top honor

You don’t find many young guys with college degrees working as heavy equipment technicians. But the Association of Equipment Management Professionals’ Technician of the Year ...

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Better Roads News

Samsung’s “see-through” semi truck is neat, but its existence hints at a much more exciting future for transportation (VIDEO)

Samsung’s “see-through” semi truck is neat, but its existence hints at a much more exciting future for transportation (VIDEO)

Korean tech giant Samsung has revealed what it calls the “Safety Truck,” aimed at helping those attempting to pass big rigs see oncoming traffic better. The ...

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Better Roads News

World’s largest paver pours widest uninterrupted layer of pavement ever

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At more than 50 feet wide, the asphalt being poured on Germany's A 10 motorway recently was a first for the world. Machines from the Wirten Group, including ...

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Safety

Shovel to the back of the head ends dispute between concrete workers started by muddy shoes

Shovel to the back of the head ends dispute between concrete workers started by muddy shoes

  With the dangers of heavy equipment, falling materials and gunfire well documented on construction sites, the last thing workers need to worry about causing them ...

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Better Roads News

Trimble releases TILOS 9.0 linear civil engineering project software

Trimble releases TILOS 9.0 linear civil engineering project software

The latest version of Trimble’s TILOS time and location planning software for highways and other linear civil engineering projects provides improved integration with third-party project management ...

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Safety

Worker killed when rebar falls 130 feet, strikes him in the head

Worker killed when rebar falls 130 feet, strikes him in the head

A large piece of rebar fell from a crane on a Lincoln, Nebraska jobsite, killing a construction worker on the ground below. According to a report ...

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State/Local Government

Rhode Island hires consultant to reorganize Department of Transportation

Rhode Island hires consultant to reorganize Department of Transportation

Rhode Island has hired a consultant to assess and provide new methodology on how the state’s Department of Transportation and related agencies do business, according ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Follow this excavator operator’s example. Make your hot dogs with a grapple

VIDEO: Follow this excavator operator’s example. Make your hot dogs with a grapple

With Independence Day weekend officially upon us, millions of Americans are preparing to host or attend a cookout. But none of them will feature a ...

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Equipment

Loader operator killed when avalanche of sand floods cab

Loader operator killed when avalanche of sand floods cab

A wheel loader operator near Boston was killed Tuesday when his machine was caught in an avalanche of sand. According to a report from WBZ TV, 65-year-old ...

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Business

Striking concrete workers halt work at 30 NYC construction sites

Striking concrete workers halt work at 30 NYC construction sites

Concrete workers belonging to the New York City District Council of Carpenters have gone on strike, bringing work to a halt at an estimated 30 jobsites ...

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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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