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Breaking down the FMCSA’s 30-minute rest break exemption for heavy haulers

Breaking down the FMCSA’s 30-minute rest break...

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it had granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the ...

How to survive an earthquake while driving a big rig (VIDEO)

How to survive an earthquake while driving a big rig...

Posted on May 15, 2015

When your peaceful drive gets interrupted by severe vibrations or worse, you could be driving through an earthquake. Especially, if ...

E-Z Drill launches new parapet wall drill; slab-rider assists in 50,000-hole job at Atlanta airport runway project

E-Z Drill launches new parapet wall drill; slab-rider...

Posted on May 07, 2015

E-Z Drill has introduced a new 3-parapet wall drill that uses new technology. The pneumatic 210 3-parapet wall drill provides continuous ...

Navigating the enforcement minefield for maximum gross weight allowed when hauling heavy equipment

Navigating the enforcement minefield for maximum gross...

Posted on May 04, 2015

In baseball you’re allowed three strikes; why isn’t it like that in other aspects of love, life, and work? We’re ...

Giant “Left Coast Lifter” crane’s first lift at new Tappan Zee bridge site more than a year in the making

Giant “Left Coast Lifter” crane’s...

Posted on Apr 29, 2015

One of the largest cranes in the world was finally put to use in the Hudson River on Friday as ...

3M contributes to scholarships for children of roadway workers

3M contributes to scholarships for children of roadway...

Posted on Apr 29, 2015

3M donated $20,000 to fund scholarships for the children of roadway workers killed or permanently injured on the job. The company ...

Diesel prices rise for first time in 6 weeks

Diesel prices rise for first time in 6 weeks

Posted on Apr 24, 2015

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel increased two cents in the week ending April 20, according ...

How a contractor pursued delay damages against the U.S. Navy using the Eichleay formula

How a contractor pursued delay damages against the U.S....

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

In a recent case involving work for the U.S. Navy — Appeal of Alderman Building Company, Inc. (ASBCA No. 58082, ...

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

INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being...

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

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

Semi strikes I-35 overpass under construction in Texas, causing collapse and one death

Semi strikes I-35 overpass under construction in Texas,...

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

An oversized tractor-trailer struck a support beam of the FM 2484 overpass currently under construction on Interstate 35 near Salado ...

Caterpillar launches 906M, 907M, 908M compact wheel loaders in highly-customizable configurations

Caterpillar launches 906M, 907M, 908M compact wheel...

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Caterpillar has expanded its compact wheel loader line by three, launching the 906M, 907M and 908M with several ways to ...

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment hauling using Kingpin to Rear Axle limits

How to determine trailer length for heavy equipment...

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

Contractors and heavy equipment haulers often ask the question, “What is the longest trailer or semitrailer I can use?” The ...

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