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California to test feasibility of mileage tax

Oct 15, 2014

California to test feasibility of mileage tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to test whether charging a road usage fee — or mileage-based tax — could effectively replace fuel taxes as the primary ...

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DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Sep 02, 2014

DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General. The agency also hasn’t ...

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Future for trucking bright? ATA predicts so

Jul 23, 2014

Future for trucking bright? ATA predicts so

Trucking will see continued growth both in freight and revenue in the next 10 years, according to the American Trucking Associations’ U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025. Between now and 2025, tonnage will grow 23.5 percent, ATA predicts, while freight revenues ...

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Trucking parking bans instituted in Washington state

Jul 21, 2014

Washington’s Pierce County became the state’s second county this month to bar truck parking on residential streets in unincorporated areas. Pierce County commissioners voted 7-1 for banning trucks with gross vehicle weights exceeding 10,001 pounds and trailers longer than 20 feet ...

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Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

Jun 17, 2014

Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

As the Highway Trust Fund’s insolvency looms, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a highway funding plan that would repeal the federal gas tax in favor of other funding options, like taxing oil barrels and indexing the diesel tax to ...

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Download a copy of the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 Show Planner

Feb 25, 2014

Download a copy of the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 Show Planner

Enhance your trade show experience with our ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 Show Planner, which includes all the must-haves to navigate the big show. We’ve got the education sessions you need, the new product launches you won’t want to miss, a detailed exhibitor ...

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Q&A with Yokohama COO Hamaya: 2014 predictions for the company and tire industry

Feb 04, 2014

Q&A with Yokohama COO Hamaya: 2014 predictions for the company and tire industry

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) Chief Operating Officer Takayuki Hamaya examines the company’s performance in 2013 and shares an outlook with industry publications on what the company – and the tire industry in general – can expect in 2014. Question: Compared to 2012, how ...

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Hamm to Introduce Transforming Dirt Roller

Jan 06, 2014

Hamm to Introduce Transforming Dirt Roller

At ConExpo-Con/Agg, Hamm will introduce a one-of-a-kind product, a Tier 4 Interim dirt roller that has been transformed into a concrete breaker by the addition of specially designed bits or teeth to the single drum. The highly engineered new H 25i ...

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Where, oh where can that road money be?

Nov 06, 2013

Where, oh where can that road money be?

A Congress that cannot pass a budget or even agree not to default on loans is not a group that will ever solve the impending road-funding crisis. As that reality has penetrated even the most naïve ranks of road professionals, ...

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Governing board denies dam contractor’s claim for extra aggregate

Sep 26, 2013

Governing board denies dam contractor’s claim for extra aggregate

. “Contracts for the execution of the works should be drawn with care and precision: Because, when without legal flaws, neither party will be able to take advantage of the other.” —Vitruvius, chief architect to Caesars Julius and Augustus Contract interpretation is ...

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Fast-Paced Completion

Sep 09, 2013

Fast-Paced Completion

Contractor’s acceleration claim granted in embassy construction “Acceleration” in construction means to speed up the pace of work resulting from a directive, refusal to extend the contract time or voluntary effort. Acceleration disrupts the contractor because it results in less time ...

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Guest Blog: Electric vehicles are becoming a taxing problem

Jun 14, 2013

Guest Blog: Electric vehicles are becoming a taxing problem

A recent article on CNN's website called attention to efforts by a handful of states to collect infrastructure revenues from electric vehicles (EVs), which operate without gasoline or diesel fuel and thus do not contribute to road and bridge budgets.         The ...

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