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Volvo’s Million Ton Guarantee offers support to 7000 Series pavers

Mar 31, 2014

Volvo’s Million Ton Guarantee offers support to 7000 Series pavers

Volvo Construction Equipment launched it Million Ton Guarantee at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The after-purchase program provides manufacturer support to customers of registered 7000 Series asphalt pavers, offering support for the replacement of wear parts such as auger rebuild and conveyor rebuild parts ...

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VIDEO: How to move a machine from the ConExpo-Con/Agg show floor

Mar 31, 2014

VIDEO: How to move a machine from the ConExpo-Con/Agg show floor

  If you attended ConExpo-Con/Agg, or if you saw any photos or videos from the show, you might be wondering how those machines are moved to and from the convention center. I know I was curious. Well, one YouTube video shows how ...

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California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time

Mar 31, 2014

California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time

California’s high-speed rail is supposed to transport travelers at high speeds, allowing them to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just two hours and 40 minutes. However, the bullet train may not be able to get travelers to their ...

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Reason Foundation: Value-added tolling is ‘better deal’ for drivers than gas tax

Mar 31, 2014

Reason Foundation: Value-added tolling is ‘better deal’ for drivers than gas tax

Tolling -- particularly value-added tolling -- would be a more beneficial transportation infrastructure funding option for highway users than an increase in the gas tax, according to a policy brief released Thursday by the Reason Foundation. Related: 5 Myths of Highway ...

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Educate Yourself! …And Your Elected Officials

Mar 28, 2014

Educate Yourself! …And Your Elected Officials

Sunday marks six months until MAP-21, our current surface transportation bill, expires. If it wasn’t time to get things moving before, now it certainly is. There are plenty of things to consider when talking about the new bill. Probably the biggest topic ...

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Fecon intros EX60 utility track vehicle

Mar 28, 2014

Fecon intros EX60 utility track vehicle

Fecon, Inc.’s new EX60 utility track vehicle (UTV) is designed to be versatile, heavy duty and compact. Introduced at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, the EX60 is suited applications including material handling and vegetation management. A 46-horsepower engine powers the UTV, which has a 6,000-pound ...

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Hyundai CE to release H930C backhoe loader in North America in 2015

Mar 28, 2014

Hyundai CE to release H930C backhoe loader in North America in 2015

Hyundai Construction Equipment offered a preview of its H930C backhoe loader at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 earlier this month. The loader is slated to arrive on the North American market in late 2015. Scott Rainwater, construction equipment technical support assistant manager for Hyundai ...

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Boxer on Highway Trust Fund: “We are running out of time for action”

Mar 28, 2014

Boxer on Highway Trust Fund: “We are running out of time for action”

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, said Thursday that Congress is “running out of time” to stop the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) from going bankrupt, The Hill reports. The HTF, the main source ...

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Volvo DD25B double drum compactor offers 7% decrease in fuel consumption

Mar 27, 2014

Volvo DD25B double drum compactor offers 7% decrease in fuel consumption

Volvo Construction Equipment has released its DD25B double drum compactor, which is Tier 4 Final-compliant and offers a 7-percent decrease in fuel consumption compared to its predecessor. A three-cylinder, 25-horsepower Volvo D1.7A Tier 4 Final engine powers the machine. The company ...

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Marijuana tax could fund transportation improvements in New Jersey

Mar 27, 2014

Marijuana tax could fund transportation improvements in New Jersey

While Congress searches for a new way to fund transportation projects, one New Jersey senator is offering an interesting solution. Related: New Jersey rejects Tesla’s direct sales model Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-N.J.) has proposed legalizing recreational marijuana and using taxes collected from ...

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‘Nation at a Crossroads’ tool aims to educate about impact of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

Mar 27, 2014

‘Nation at a Crossroads’ tool aims to educate about impact of Highway Trust Fund insolvency

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has unveiled a new informational tool that aims to educate the public and elected officials about the potential impact of an insolvent Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The HTF, which funds the ...

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PennDOT invites 4 teams to submit proposals for state’s public-private bridge replacement initiative

Mar 27, 2014

PennDOT invites 4 teams to submit proposals for state’s public-private bridge replacement initiative

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced Wednesday that the agency is inviting four teams to submit proposals for its public-private partnership (P3) initiative to replace 500 bridges in the state. Dubbed the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, the ...

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