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Telehandler, aerial lift intros headline JLG’s massive launch at The Rental Show

Telehandler, aerial lift intros headline JLG’s...

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 27, 2015

“We’re calling 2015 the year of the launch,” says Alan Loux, vice president of global marketing for JLG Industries. “We’ve ...

VIDEO: Excavator punches and crushes a Kia Soul to a slow, painful death

VIDEO: Excavator punches and crushes a Kia Soul to a...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2015

This is an effectively therapeutic video. Now, I'm not sure what this poor Kia Soul did to incur this excavator operator's wrath, but ...

Worker survives NYC building collapse by riding wreckage to the ground

Worker survives NYC building collapse by riding...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2015

A worker on the top floor of a New York City parking garage somehow survived Wednesday afternoon when a portion ...

Illinois Tollway to invest $1.63 billion for transportation infrastructure in 2015

Illinois Tollway to invest $1.63 billion for...

State/Local Government

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 27, 2015

Illinois Tollway plans to spend $1.63 billion on transportation infrastructure improvements in 2015 as part of its $12 billion capital program, Move ...

VIDEO: Thief takes wheel loader for destructive joyride through Kansas City neighborhood

VIDEO: Thief takes wheel loader for destructive joyride...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2015

After stealing the machine from a Kansas City, Missouri, jobsite, a man went on a joyride through the surrounding neighborhood ...

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014 with decreases in shipments to all regions

U.S. construction equipment exports fall 13.2% in 2014...

Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2015

Exports of construction equipment made in the U.S. fell  are down 13.2 percent in 2014, according to an Association of Equipment ...

Texas Senate will vote on using portion of vehicle taxes for highway funding

Texas Senate will vote on using portion of vehicle...

State/Local Government

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 27, 2015

The Texas Senate Transportation Committee approved a bill that would dedicate a portion of motor vehicle taxes to road and bridge ...

Construction workers shot in jobsite attack in Nashville

Construction workers shot in jobsite attack in...

Workforce

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2015

As if the heights and heavy machinery didn't make construction work dangerous enough, U.S. home builders apparently now have to contend with the ...

18 states and D.C. use variable-rate gas tax for highway, bridge projects

18 states and D.C. use variable-rate gas tax for...

State/Local Government

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 27, 2015

The latest report from the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) shows that 18 states and the District of Columbia use variable-rate gas ...

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it does come in blue (also white) [PHOTOS]

Terex intros rental ready TLB840R backhoe; and yes, it...

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 26, 2015

“The TLB840R is the crown jewel of our show,” said Aron Sweeney, marketing manager, North America for Terex Construction, speaking ...

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