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North Carolina, Missouri DOTs ask for public input on services/work zones

North Carolina, Missouri DOTs ask for public input on...

State/Local Government

Posted by Chris Hill on May 18, 2015

We’re used to taking customer service surveys for retail outlets, but it’s a rare instance when a public service institution ...

Ride with pride. Cat gave its new CT680 vocational trucks some styling. Shown here is the CT680L which comes at you with a good deal of chrome and a Metton hood.

Caterpillar unveils the CT680, a rugged work truck...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 15, 2015

The new Cat CT680 looks considerably different from previous versions of the company's vocational trucks and that's no accident. The bling, ...

Chevrolet launches CNG-powered Silverado 3500HD chassis cab

Chevrolet launches CNG-powered Silverado 3500HD chassis...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2015

Chevrolet has announced that its chassis cab Silverado 3500HD will be its latest one-ton pickup to gain bi-fuel capability. Customers will ...

Caterpillar will pay back $1 for each gallon of fuel you burn beyond its benchmarks

Caterpillar will pay back $1 for each gallon of fuel...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 15, 2015

This week Caterpillar unveiled a new fuel guarantee initiative that will give participating contractors $1 back for every gallon of ...

Why putting your keys in the freezer is the only way to thwart certain vehicle thieves

Why putting your keys in the freezer is the only way to...

Equipment

Posted by Bruce Smith on May 15, 2015

Thieves are always trying to stay one step ahead of honest folks. The latest wrinkle involves break-in artists walking up to ...

How to survive an earthquake while driving a big rig (VIDEO)

How to survive an earthquake while driving a big rig...

Equipment

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 15, 2015

When your peaceful drive gets interrupted by severe vibrations or worse, you could be driving through an earthquake. Especially, if ...

USDOT, NHTSA plan to require all future vehicles to talk to each other to prevent crashes

USDOT, NHTSA plan to require all future vehicles to...

Better Roads News

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 15, 2015

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology has the potential to revolutionize road safety and driving in general, and it could become the norm ...

In move to infrared asphalt repair, Maryland’s Prince George’s County creates quality guidelines for pothole patching

In move to infrared asphalt repair, Maryland’s...

State/Local Government

Posted by Chris Hill on May 15, 2015

Prince George’s County in Maryland can now repair potholes any time of year using Pavement Corp.’s infrared asphalt repair technology. ...

Worker dies after fall from scaffolding in New York City

Worker dies after fall from scaffolding in New York...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2015

A construction worker died shortly after falling from scaffolding on a New York City jobsite Thursday morning. According to a report ...

Ayotte forwards tax reform bill to create Strengthening America’s Bridges Fund

Ayotte forwards tax reform bill to create Strengthening...

Bridges

Posted by Chris Hill on May 15, 2015

Amidst the seemingly flurry of bills being introduced ahead of the looming May 31 end to the revenue stream for ...

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