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Road Work Zones Becoming More Dangerous, Contractors Say
May 26, 2022
Work Set to Begin on Expanding I-35, One of Texas’ Most Congested Roads
The $1.5 billion project will build additional lanes on miles-long bridges above the existing freeway.
May 25, 2022
Small Contractor Completes Big Rehab of Famous Keystone Wye Bridge
The original concrete deck and steel rails have all been replaced with wood for this unique wooden-arched bridge leading to Mount Rushmore.
May 20, 2022
The Asphalt App Predicts the Price of Liquid Asphalt Up to 18 Months Out
It incorporates daily closing prices of a variety of energy products when making its predictions.
May 19, 2022
The Definition of “Waters” Hurting Infrastructure Projects, Critics Say
Roadside ditches could be regulated, delaying transportation projects and increasing costs, say construction industry groups.
May 18, 2022
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How William 'Porkchop' Honey and his dump truck saved a paving crew
He drove his Mack hauler in between a speeding drunken driver causing the driver to hit his truck instead of the road workers.
May 13, 2022
Biden Issues Plan to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects; Some Concerned 2-Year Goal Omitted
Two-year goal set by infrastructure law not mentioned in new action plan, road contractor group says.
May 12, 2022
Compact equipment attachments
Patch and Pave Small Areas with the Mazio Skid Paver Attachment
It has a 1.5-cubic-yard hopper capacity, a paving width of up to 6.2 feet and a paving speed of 82 feet per minute.
May 12, 2022
Safety & Compliance
2 Ga. Contractors Cited After Fatal Bridge Collapse During Demolition
An overstressed section collapsed and fell into the river 50 feet below, killing one and injuring two workers, OSHA says.
May 9, 2022
New Footage of Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Provides More Clues
Two screen shots from video cameras on a bus just before it fell to the ground are released by the NTSB.
May 6, 2022
Pittbos Helps Asphalt Contractors Keep Track of the Entire Project
Designed by a contractor, Pittbos automates estimation, sales tracking and order management for asphalt paving companies.
May 5, 2022
$6.4B Headed to States to Cut Carbon, Including for Road Pavements
The new FHWA Carbon Reduction Program, part of the $1 trillion infrastructure law, includes low-carbon asphalt pavements.
May 2, 2022
Pushing Paperless: e-Ticketing for Road, Bridge Projects Takes Off
More than 40 state departments of transportation expect to adopt some form of e-Ticketing by the end of the year.
May 2, 2022
Biden’s Infrastructure Rules Frustrate Contractors Groups
These three requirements governing unions, U.S.-made materials and the environment will delay projects and increase costs, the groups say.
April 28, 2022
Fla. Expressway Contractor Cited after Worker Killed in Crane Incident
He died on a toll-road construction project after being struck in the chest by a concrete pile. OSHA issues penalties on the contractor.
April 25, 2022
A “One Person” Cold Planer: Wirtgen’s New Compact W 120 Fi
... And it's Wirtgen’s first to get a John Deere engine since Deere acquired the company in 2017.
April 22, 2022
Time-Lapse Video: Rapid Utah Bridge Replacement Condensed to 2 Minutes
It took less than 24 hours to demolish a bridge and slide a new one into place for a busy interstate. Check out the video.
April 18, 2022
The Big Question: How Long Until New Equipment Arrives?
As the latest models were revealed at World of Asphalt, so were record order backlogs.
April 20, 2022
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Toyota Rolls Out New Appearance Package for 2023 Tundra
The pickup gets dressed up with bold styling without a big price tag.
Merlo P72.10Plus Telehandler Balances Precision and Speed
Liebherr Completely Redesigns TA 230 Articulated Dump Truck
Hitachi’s First 3 Excavators Since Deere Split Unveiled for U.S.
Built Robotics Turns Excavators into Robotic Trenchers – What’s Next? (Video)
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
7 Secrets to Cutting Fleet Costs
The day-to-day expenses of running a fleet can add up quickly. This eBook can help you uncover 7 of those hidden costs and implement best practices to address them. Download your copy now to learn more.