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Henke introduces larger Alaska Expressway ‘extreme’ snowplow designed for Dalton Highway

Henke introduces larger Alaska Expressway ‘extreme’ snowplow designed for Dalton Highway

Henke introduced during the 2016 North American Snow Conference a larger version of its Alaska Expressway “extreme” snowplow, the EXP41-66BP, which the company says is ...

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USDOT receives $9.8 billion in FASTLANE grant project applications

USDOT receives $9.8 billion in FASTLANE grant project applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation has received 212 applications valued at $9.8 billion for the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement ...

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WinterPave asphalt additive a built-in “anti-icer” for roads

WinterPave asphalt additive a built-in “anti-icer” for roads

Cargill Deicing Technology displayed the WinterPave asphalt anti-freeze product, which lowers the freezing temperature of water on a road surface, at the 2016 North American ...

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Poor bridge ranking sparks Iowa group’s calls for more DOT funding

Poor bridge ranking sparks Iowa group’s calls for more DOT funding

The advocacy group Progress Iowa says Iowans are driving on some of the worst bridges in the country, kcrg.com reports. The group is calling on state ...

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Equipment

How dozers are leading the way toward smarter, more productive heavy equipment of the future

How dozers are leading the way toward smarter, more productive heavy equipment of the future

Electronics continue to lead the dozer technology parade, but there have been two big shifts in the way electronics are used. First, nearly all machines ...

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StrongArm exoskeletons aim to eliminate back injuries in construction

StrongArm exoskeletons aim to eliminate back injuries in construction

Football players wear braces. Why not construction workers? StrongArm Technologies says their ErgoSkeleton braces are designed for the “industrial athlete,” which they define as anybody who ...

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Business

Home starts up in April but down year over year due to multi-family drop

Home starts up in April but down year over year due to multi-family drop

U.S. home starts grew by 6.6 percent during April on gains from both single- and multi-family units, but the year-over-year count is down due to starts on apartments ...

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VIDEO: MoDOT slides I-70 bridge into place over Garth Ave.

VIDEO: MoDOT slides I-70 bridge into place over Garth Ave.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says the new Interstate 70 bridge at Garth Avenue is only the second bridge in Missouri to be slid into ...

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Virginia transportation board awards $46.8 million in infrastructure improvement projects

Virginia transportation board awards $46.8 million in infrastructure improvement projects

The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) recently awarded four major infrastructure projects valued at $46.8 million. The projects are spread across the Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, ...

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Florida road construction worker killed by sweeper truck

Florida road construction worker killed by sweeper truck

On Friday, May 13, a 69-year-old road construction worker was killed when he was run over by a sweeper truck on a job site on Florida 207 in Hastings, ...

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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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