Equipment

VIDEO: Watch Disneyland built in 1 minute in rare, 60-year-old construction time-lapse recently uncovered

VIDEO: Watch Disneyland built in 1 minute in rare, 60-year-old construction time-lapse recently uncovered

Disneyland first opened its doors on July 17, 1955, meaning that in just a few months, the iconic theme park will turn 60 years old. ...

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Better Roads News

Transportation chief Foxx says he expects Congress to pass another highway stopgap, despite urgency of infrastructure needs

Transportation chief Foxx says he expects Congress to pass another highway stopgap, despite urgency of infrastructure needs

During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to see next-gernation transportation technology the school is working on, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx remarked ...

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Safety

Boom failure crushes and kills crane truck operator in NYC

Boom failure crushes and kills crane truck operator in NYC

  A hydraulic failure on a truck crane took the life of a construction worker in New York City Friday. According to a report from NBC New ...

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State/Local Government

Oregon DOT starts second year of U.S. 26 Mount Hood Safety Project with blasting (VIDEO)

Oregon DOT starts second year of U.S. 26 Mount Hood Safety Project with blasting (VIDEO)

A blasting near Government Camp, Ore., April 21 began the second year of work on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Mount Hood Safety Project, ...

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Better Roads News

TRB webinar to focus on protecting transportation infrastructure from hackers, data loss

TRB webinar to focus on protecting transportation infrastructure from hackers, data loss

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is hosting a webinar to review ways to protect transportation infrastructure from cyber “incidents” May 13, 2-4 p.m. eastern. The program ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Cat D10 dozer and a loader rescue stuck 70-ton dumper like it’s no big deal

VIDEO: Cat D10 dozer and a loader rescue stuck 70-ton dumper like it’s no big deal

Due to the sheer power of the D10T, this rescue is one of the most uneventful we've seen yet. That 777D was in major trouble ...

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Business

Caterpillar beats estimates, boosts profit 20% in 1Q despite dip in sales

Caterpillar beats estimates, boosts profit 20% in 1Q despite dip in sales

Caterpillar delivered very good news for shareholders in its first quarter earnings report, with a big profit increase and an improved outlook for the rest of ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Power Wheels 2015 Ford F-150s are so tough they can support full weight of the real truck

VIDEO: Power Wheels 2015 Ford F-150s are so tough they can support full weight of the real truck

Remember the Power Wheels 2015 Ford F-150? It was announced last year, but in the time since, Ford and Fisher Price decided to put the ...

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Equipment

This expanding wheel removes the need for air by shrinking or growing to fit any tire

This expanding wheel removes the need for air by shrinking or growing to fit any tire

Michelin has long been at work at removing the hassle of a flat tire. And even though the company's Tweel hasn't been adapted yet for ...

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Business

Volvo Trucks boots Persson, names chief of rival Scania as new CEO

Volvo Trucks boots Persson, names chief of rival Scania as new CEO

Volvo Group has dismissed Olof Persson as its president and chief executive, the company announced Wednesday. It also announced it plans to hire Scania boss Martin Lundstedt to lead Volvo ...

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Equipment

INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value

INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value

While intelligent compaction (IC) has been popular in Europe for some time, it’s only in the past decade that it began gaining ground in the ...

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Business

Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

Third-generation contractor manages company transition by merging old values with new opportunities

For James Tollestrup, running the family business has included mastering the ability to transition the company from one phase to another. The third-generation contractor has ...

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In the Magazine

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

With the recession a distant memory, contactors are buying new equipment again and one of the categories of equipment to benefit from the recovering economy ...

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Better Roads News

How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway funding

How Arkansas and Pennsylvania increased their highway funding

  When events are beyond our control on a macro level, it becomes time to refocus and think both smaller in order to accomplish big things. Such ...

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