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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 ...

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer...

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Equipment manufacturers break wheel loader applications into two broad categories: production and utility. Production work is repetitive loading using a ...

Deciphering the Federal Bridge Law formula: what contractors and heavy equipment haulers need to know

Deciphering the Federal Bridge Law formula: what...

Posted on Mar 05, 2015

The Federal Bridge Law was established in 1975 by Congress. It is codified in 23 CFR §658.17. For those that ...

The 3 things needed right now to repair our nation’s bridges, according to 12 DOTs

The 3 things needed right now to repair our...

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

The nation’s infrastructure system can be likened to an economic circulatory system – giving us freedom, opportunity and mobility—and this ...

Texas DOT crews now measure stockpiles by shooting a quick video with their iPhones

Texas DOT crews now measure stockpiles by shooting a...

Posted on Feb 17, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun using an iPhone app to get accurate measurements of stockpile volume and ...

Transportation sector loses 8,600 jobs in January

Transportation sector loses 8,600 jobs in January

Posted on Feb 10, 2015

Although the U.S. economy as a whole beat employment expectations, the transportation sector lost 8,600 jobs in January, according to ...

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming and how to get the most production out of yours

CTL to MVP: Why compact track loader sales are booming...

Posted on Feb 10, 2015

According to Equipment Data Associates numbers, compact track loaders accounted for roughly 20 percent of all financed equipment in 2014 ...

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