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Highway Contractor

Mar 01, 2011

Highway Contractor

Thin is In Across the country, paving material suppliers andcontractors alike mining new opportunities with thin hot mix asphalt overlay technologies. By Mike Anderson For belt-tightened agencies, thin hot mix asphalt overlay may be among a plethora of strategies to preserve pavement . ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Mar 01, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

What’s YOUR Recovery Strategy? Write this down and put it somewhere prominent: The Great Recession will end. By Kirk Landers Here’s the rest of it: The recovery in the construction industry begins this year or next, depending on where you are and what ...

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Lattatudes

Mar 01, 2011

Lattatudes

Hard Work By John Latta, Editor-in-Chief Has the digital revolution made us softer? Work is what you see people in construction, among a handful of other professions, do. I mean work as in hard work. Physical work. Work that will tire you out ...

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Applications and Innovations

Mar 01, 2011

Applications and Innovations

R Synthetics 4 You? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. By John Latta and John Baxter Synthetic oils: They cost more, right? Well, yes, if you define “cost” as an upfront outlay. But a lifecycle cost analysis, or even a time-specific analysis – winter, for ...

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New Road Products

Mar 01, 2011

New Road Products

By Tina Grady Barbaccia Compact wheel loaders with versatility The latest-generation Volvo L20F and L25F compact wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment deliver the key requirements of the 50- to 60-horsepower wheel loader class, namely versatility, compact dimensions, ease of operation and ...

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Financial District

Mar 01, 2011

Financial District

Senators, Congressmen, Countrymen; Lend Me Your Earmarks A vast amount of transportation funding sitting around doing nothing may be put back into action if two U.S. senators can clear some very big hurdles. By John Latta Moves are being made in Washington to free ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Mar 01, 2011

Road Science Tutorial

Partnerships Promote Preservation Philosophy Regional Partnerships Link State, Local Agencies with State-of-the-Art Pavement Preservation Practice. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor As road agencies strapped for cash look for ways to optimize their limited dollars, many are taking a much closer look at the ...

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Highway Contractor

Feb 01, 2011

Don’t Let Your Trucks BOG YOU DOWN Integrated fleet management tools are not just for your yellow iron anymore, say technology solutions providers. By Mike Anderson Want to see a construction contractor cringe? Ask him about trucks. Whether he owns a fleet of haulers ...

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Special Report: 2011 Battery Buyer's Guide

Feb 01, 2011

Special Report:  2011 Battery Buyer's Guide

Re-Thinking Battery Choices When it's time for a new work truck battery, should you go with an OEM replacement -- or shoot for something bigger and better? Here's the answer. It’s almost as cold in the shop as it is outside. A crew ...

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Better Bridges

Feb 01, 2011

Better Bridges

Bridge Work Top FHWA bridge engineer looks at today’s and tomorrow’s bridges. By John Latta America’s bridges are safe. T hat’s the core message in an overview of those bridges from Tom Everett, P.E., the Federal Highway Administration’s principal bridge engineer and bridge programs team ...

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RoadWorks

Feb 01, 2011

RoadWorks

By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson     PIRG Blasts Highway Advocates; ARTBA Blasts PIRG The report is nothing if not blunt: “Highways do not, and — except for brief periods in our nation’s history — never have paid for themselves ...

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Financial District

Feb 01, 2011

Financial District

Playing with a New Deck The rules of the transportation funding game have changed in Washington. By John Latta Rules about how things may be, can be, should be and are done on Capitol Hill are rarely written simply. And if they are, ...

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