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2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all gas-powered full-size trucks thanks to 2.7L EcoBoost V6, lighter aluminum body

2015 Ford F-150 grabs best fuel economy of all...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 25, 2014

Ever since Ford's unveiling of the 2015 F-150, the truck's aluminum body and the addition of a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 ...

Sand breaks construction worker’s 60-foot fall from scaffolding in Florida

Sand breaks construction worker’s 60-foot fall...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 20, 2014

Florida is known for its white sandy beaches, and one construction worker will likely look at that sand with a ...

Caterpillar’s new 825K the first 4-drum soil compactor with intelligent compaction system (PHOTOS)

Caterpillar’s new 825K the first 4-drum soil...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 19, 2014

The Cat 825K soil compactor is the first four-drum soil compactor with an intelligent compaction system option, says John Thomas, ...

Home starts dip 2.8% in October as builder confidence clicks back up

Home starts dip 2.8% in October as builder confidence...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2014

U.S. home starts fell 2.8 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.009 million, according to preliminary data ...

Spray injection DuraPatcher is a quick, cost-effective repair solution for potholes

Spray injection DuraPatcher is a quick, cost-effective...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 19, 2014

Simplify pothole repair with the DuraPatcher trailer-mounted spray injection pothole patcher. With a Tier 4 compliant diesel engine and blower ...

Eight days after fall from scaffolding, Mississippi construction worker dies

Eight days after fall from scaffolding, Mississippi...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 18, 2014

The deadliest accident in construction has claimed another victim. Gerald Moran, 42, died last week, eight days after suffering a ...

Construction workers across U.S. push through blast of Bering Bomb cold snap

Construction workers across U.S. push through blast of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 17, 2014

After the remnants of a Pacific typhoon sent arctic air across much of the United States last week, temperatures dipped ...

Wall collapses claim the lives of 2 more construction workers on jobsites near New York City, Cleveland

Wall collapses claim the lives of 2 more construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 14, 2014

Construction workers on jobsites in Long Island, New York, and Avon Lake, Ohio, were killed this week by wall collapses. On ...

One contractor gives another work: Seattle officials suspect construction crew responsible for dumping concrete in sewer pipe

One contractor gives another work: Seattle officials...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2014

Even though it's something that happens fairly regularly—three or four times a year—footing the bill to repair sewer pipes used ...

Cement shortage in Michigan could delay some construction projects into next year

Cement shortage in Michigan could delay some...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 11, 2014

Construction projects across the state of Michigan that are dependent upon concrete are being delayed due to a cement shortage ...

Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data helps make their companies more competitive, explain how to adopt the technology

Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 10, 2014

There will come a time in every construction company's life, when a trigger event will make the deployment of telematics ...

Caterpillar’s new AP1000F asphalt paver uses an integrated generator to cut screed heat time in half (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Caterpillar’s new AP1000F asphalt paver uses an...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 10, 2014

Number one on the “paving by the numbers” handout Caterpillar gives to contractors is “heat the screed.” That start-up process ...

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