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Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as just another giveaway

Don’t mistake our Contractor of the Year program as...

Business

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 08, 2014

Yes, our 12 finalists get a free weekend in Las Vegas. And it’s true they get VIP treatment from sponsor ...

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 22, 2014

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans ...

Master the art and science of telematics (and get inspired too)

Master the art and science of telematics (and get...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 20, 2014

If you're trying to learn as much as you can about telematics you won't want to miss the closing keynote ...

Swift change in Ferguson a lesson in leadership: America needs more Andy Griffiths, fewer Jack Bauers

Swift change in Ferguson a lesson in leadership:...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 15, 2014

If you blinked you missed it, but yesterday Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave the country one of the finest examples ...

The Digger-Mug is the excavator-bucket-shaped coffee cup you’ve always wanted

The Digger-Mug is the excavator-bucket-shaped coffee...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 14, 2014

For the past few years a photo has been passed around on the Internet of a coffee mug shaped like ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

We’re giving away construction equipment models. Here are the winners so far and what’s still up for grabs

We’re giving away construction equipment models....

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 11, 2014

Our Model Mania story has generated lots of interest on our site, and here’s one reason why: We’re giving away ...

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 06, 2014

One of America's unique talents is a genius for logistics. We practically invented the concept and have put it to ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not second-career construction?

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not...

Workforce

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 23, 2014

A recent article in the American Conservative talked up the merits and challenges of second-career farming, where middle age professionals ...

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