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Sound Company Linked to Bon Jovi Unveils Hearing Safety Device
The earbud-style device lets you talk with coworkers and maintain situational awareness while still being protected from the noisy jobsite, the company says.
May 25, 2022
Panasonic’s New Toughbook 40 Laptop Made Extra Durable & Flexible
It can also withstand extreme temperatures, rain, dust and humidity.
May 24, 2022
Volvo CE Invests in Dutch Electric Excavator Manufacturer Limach
The deal will enable Volvo to rapidly expand its battery-powered equipment lineup as it transitions away from diesel.
May 20, 2022
Built Robotics Turns Excavators into Robotic Trenchers – What’s Next? (Video)
In this episode of The Dirt, we focus on the Exosystem, which can convert any excavator into a remote-controlled, autonomous trench digger.
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
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Using 'Dark Data' and AI to Improve Project Management
AI can help contractors tap into the vast amounts of data that go unused.
May 17, 2022
Topcon, Cat Offer 3D Machine-Control Upgrade for Next Gen Excavators
A new option is available for Next Gen machines to merge Topcon 3D machine control with Cat Grade Assist.
April 27, 2022
All-Electric Ford Vehicles Will Be Available to Rent at United Rentals
The company's initial delivery of 120 F-150 Lightning trucks and 30 E-Transit vans will be available to customers and employees in the second half of 2022.
May 10, 2022
TrueLook’s Jobsite Surveillance Can Identify Criminals in Real Time
The system uses intelligent motion alerts, human verification technology and trained professional monitoring to identify threats and stop criminals in the act.
May 10, 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
Sunbelt Rentals Electrifies Fleet with 700 Ford Lightning Trucks
The purchase furthers electrification of its on-road fleet, with the first trucks to be delivered in summer 2022.
May 3, 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
This Contractor Loves VR Simulators – Less Damage, Increased Safety, Happier Employees | The Dirt #69
Check out the latest episode of The Dirt where OE Construction of Colorado reveals the surprising benefits it has discovered with equipment simulators.
April 29, 2022
Trimble and Infotech Integration Eliminates Manual Inspection Processes
The integrated solution decreases project delivery time by sending accurate daily work reports, which ultimately accelerates payments to contractors and verifies digital as-builts.
April 26, 2022
Volvo CE Expands Load Assist Features for Wheel Loaders
A series of new apps provide detailed weighing, operator coaching and even tire-pressure monitoring.
April 22, 2022
Monitor Off-Road Tires by Phone in Real Time with Bridgestone's IntelliTire
Sensors on this new system alert operators to potential issues and monitor off-road tires throughout their life.
April 21, 2022
Volvo CE Offers 4-Step Plan for Contractors to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Volvo CE has a step-by-step approach to help customers meet their carbon-reduction goals.
April 20, 2022
Trimble to Sell Four Businesses to Precisional LLC, a Jordan Company affiliate
Trimble has agreed to sell its Time and Frequency, Loadrite, Spectra Precision Tools and SECO accessories businesses to Precisional LLC, a global precision measurement and data solutions platform for infrastructure end markets.
April 19, 2022
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Union Rejects CNH's 'Final Offer' Without a Vote as Strike Continues
Both sides dig in, with union saying the offer is unworthy of its members, and CNH calling for it to be put to a vote.
Toyota Rolls Out New Appearance Package for 2023 Tundra
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.
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
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