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Oregon names its voluntary pay-as-you-drive highway usage tax. Meet OreGo

Oregon names its voluntary pay-as-you-drive highway...

State/Local Government

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 23, 2015

Oregon’s Road Usage Charge Program (RUC) is officially titled OreGo and will start implementation July 1 this year. Created by Oregon Senate ...

Ritchie Bros. breaks more sales records at annual Orlando auction

Ritchie Bros. breaks more sales records at annual...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced that its big Orlando auction has once again broken records. During the five-day unreserved public auction last ...

OSHA extends annual fall prevention Safety Stand-Down to 2 weeks, announces 2015 dates

OSHA extends annual fall prevention Safety Stand-Down...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the dates of its second annual Safety Stand-Down for construction fall prevention. Citing ...

Idaho bill proposes increases to vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes to fund transportation efforts

Idaho bill proposes increases to vehicle registration...

State/Local Government

Posted by Chris Hill on Feb 23, 2015

Members of the Idaho House Transportation and Defense Committee have but forth a bill to provide nearly $200 million in transportation ...

Worker killed in wall collapse on Wisconsin jobsite

Worker killed in wall collapse on Wisconsin jobsite

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 23, 2015

A construction worker in Madison, Wisconsin, was killed Friday morning after a wall collapsed on top of him. According to a report ...

Cold weather makes you dumb and that’s a serious safety concern for people who work in construction

Cold weather makes you dumb and that’s a serious...

Safety

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 20, 2015

Every year about this time we're bombarded with advice about how to dress warm—layers and all that. Articles about avoiding ...

VIDEO: Crane drops dozer into pit, quickly tumbles in after

VIDEO: Crane drops dozer into pit, quickly tumbles in...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2015

So, this went just about as badly as is possible. Just remember, when lowering massive machines into a pit with a ...

The Vacuworx Octapad lifts slabs faster with 8 seal points that adapt to imperfections

The Vacuworx Octapad lifts slabs faster with 8 seal...

Better Roads News

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 20, 2015

Few concrete highway slabs slated for removal are pristine rectangles. Most are riddled with potholes, surface imperfections and of course, ...

Hitachi’s new ZX300LC-6 excavator ups horsepower 32%

Hitachi’s new ZX300LC-6 excavator ups horsepower...

Equipment

Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 20, 2015

Hitachi has designed the new ZX300LC-6 excavator with a variety of applications in mind, including site development and roadbuilding jobs. ...

Reminder: You can equip the 2015 F-150 to handle a snow plow for only $50 (VIDEO)

Reminder: You can equip the 2015 F-150 to handle a snow...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2015

With the worst of the winter season upon us and plenty of snow for those contractors who make a bit ...

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