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Volvo Compact Assist Start: Think of It as Intelligent Asphalt Compaction for Beginners
If you know how to use a smartphone, then this OEM says you should have no problems with its new entry-level intelligent compaction system for asphalt rollers.
April 8, 2021
Contract Awarded for $1.5B Expansion of I-35 in San Antonio
Construction is expected to start next year to expand this section of a major trade route between Mexico and Canada.
April 7, 2021
North Dakota DOT to Deploy Its First Driverless Crash Truck (Video)
The North Dakota DOT becomes the latest state to further increase safety by taking the driver out of the crash-impact truck, replaced by an autonomous truck-mounted attenuator. See it in action on Equipment World.
April 2, 2021
Michigan Heads Into Roadbuilding Season With Extra $1B in Bond Proceeds
Road construction season is cranking up in Michigan with 21 state highway projects on tap, and state officials have come up with an additional $1 billion to help fund them and other projects.
April 1, 2021
Why Are Some Construction Groups Worried About Biden's Newly Unveiled $2T Infrastructure Plan?
President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure package ranges from building roads to elderly care, but some construction associations are raising objections.
March 31, 2021
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Compact Slopes From Flat Ground With Road Widener’s Offset Vibratory Roller Attachment (Video)
Road Widener's offset vibratory roller attachment for skid steers, CTLs, and more is designed for compacting ditches, road shoulders and other hard to reach spots.
March 29, 2021
Virtual Tour: $220M Replacement Planned for Kansas City’s Buck O’Neil Bridge
Check out a virtual tour of a big new bridge project set to replace Kansas City's 64-year old triple-arch over the Missouri River.
March 26, 2021
Crews Shoot Metal BBs Into Capital Beltway to Make “big curve” Safer
The problem at the big curve: Since the pandemic, truckers have been taking advantage of less traffic to speed through the area. See why DOT officials believe steel pellets shot at 4,000 pounds per minute could fix that.
March 25, 2021
Pushcart PaveScan gathers asphalt density data behind the roller
By pushing GSSI's PaveScan RDM 2.0 behind the asphalt roller, the operator can gather real-time compaction and density data for a paving project without a nuclear gauge.
March 19, 2021
Video: Girders Installed Overnight for New Bridge Over PA Turnpike
The replacement bridge in Bucks County will aid in the eventual widening of a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
March 18, 2021
APWA North American Snow Conference Returns in 2021 as Virtual Event
Education sessions led by experts and exhibitors with the latest winter maintenance solutions will be on tap for the event sponsored by the American Public Works Association.
March 17, 2021
LeeBoy Launches Tricked-Out "Raised On Blacktop" Special Edition Paver
A family-owned paving company, whose foreman created the Raised On Blacktop apparel brand to promote the asphalt industry, recommended special features for this heavy commercial paver designed to pay tribute to family-owned asphalt paving businesses.
March 12, 2021
Zipper Up: More States Using This Merging Method for Safer Work Zones
Though some consider it bad manners to merge at the last minute, DOTs find it can reduce traffic jams and improve safety for road workers and motorists. But it only works in certain conditions.
March 11, 2021
Dynapac’s new CC1300 VI compactor improves operator visibility, comfort
With a roller width of 51 inches, the compactor has a cross-mounted engine, a rear-mounted water tank and better visibility to the drums. Operators can choose dual frequencies and dual amplitudes to tackle different layer thicknesses.
March 10, 2021
Video: Marina breaks loose in Kentucky floods, scraping bridges
A 200-foot-long marina broke loose during record-breaking flooding on the Kentucky River. Watch the video here.
March 5, 2021
Haul paving equipment, excavators with the new Fontaine Workhorse 55PVR trailer
Fontaine Heavy-Haul has launched a new trailer geared for roadbuilding contractors that enables easier loading of paving equipment and excavators. Details here.
March 4, 2021
The Latest Report Card For U.S. Roads Is In... And It's Not Pretty
Though the overall U.S. infrastructure grade rose over the past four years, roads lagged behind, and bridges saw a drop in score.
March 3, 2021
Concrete Paver Market Heats Up as Contractors Turn to Roadbuilding
Manufacturers of concrete slipform pavers say they have witnessed such market shifts, as well as increased competition for jobs. Bidding has become more aggressive for projects, contractors are seeking productivity advantages, and others are entering conc
February 26, 2021
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AG: Contractor Charged in Largest Prevailing-Wage Theft in U.S. History
One of Pennsylvania's largest road and bridge contractors is accused of stealing $20.7 million from workers' retirement and health benefits.
Your Choice: Electric or Diesel With JLG's 8 New Rough-Terrain Scissors?
Bobcat M3-Series Skid Steers, CTLs Designed for Cost-Conscious Buyers
Cat 992 Touts Massive Payload-Per-Fuel Efficiency Increases
Why is Cat’s Command Station Such an Important Innovation? The Answers Might Surprise You.
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.
The Five Best Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs
With fluctuating fuel prices, it’s critical for businesses to stay competitive while keeping operating costs down. In this ebook you will learn practical tips to reduce excessive speeding, manage idling time and effectively manage maintenance.