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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 ...

Texas DOT saves nearly $1 billion over next decade through historic bond deal

Texas DOT saves nearly $1 billion over next decade...

Posted on Feb 09, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced that it had achieved the largest savings on a single bond deal in ...

PHOTOS: Tour World of Concrete 2015’s iron-heavy Central hall and demo lot

PHOTOS: Tour World of Concrete 2015’s iron-heavy...

Posted on Feb 04, 2015

World of Concrete is well underway. The Las Vegas Convention Center is packed full of construction and concrete professionals checking out ...

Worker’s death in Ohio bridge collapse places urgency upon New Jersey bridge inspections

Worker’s death in Ohio bridge collapse places...

Posted on Jan 23, 2015

Aging infrastructure issues are well-known topics across the political landscape, as President Obama alluded to in his recent State of the ...

The RTG 21 T prepares to hoist a steel sheet pile prior to pile driving. The narrow workspace was positioned between the dunes and the ocean within close proximity to multi-million-dollar beachfront homes.

How EIC Associates shored up New Jersey’s Superstorm...

Posted on Jan 22, 2015

The Borough of Mantoloking, New Jersey, was among the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. To mitigate the impact of ...

How to spec out your pickup and construction work truck fleet to save on operating costs

How to spec out your pickup and construction work truck...

Posted on Jan 20, 2015

Contractors and fleet managers spend a significant portion of their time looking for ways to control operating costs. Fuel is always a ...

Everything you need to know to understand pickup truck weight ratings

Everything you need to know to understand pickup truck...

Posted on Dec 26, 2014

If you haul or tow heavy loads as a part of your business (and who in the construction trades doesn’t?) ...

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