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Guest Blog: Performance Management – The Key to Infrastructure Decision Making

May 10, 2013

Guest Blog: Performance Management – The Key to Infrastructure Decision Making

Today’s economy has changed the way we conduct business, both at work and at home. Just like many families have had to cut back to the bare essentials, every company and government agency that I know has had to take ...

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Guest blog: Asphalt is an economically and environmentally sustainable solution

Mar 15, 2013

Guest blog: Asphalt is an economically and environmentally sustainable solution

by John Keating At NAPA’s recent Annual Meeting, keynote speaker Jim Collins emphasized that we all need to face “the brutal facts” as we make decisions about our businesses. He spoke of explorers in Antarctica whose choices make the difference between ...

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Report: Growing opportunities for U.S. clean technology, fuel components

Mar 15, 2013

A new CALSTART business guide on the China truck and bus market finds growing export and business opportunities for U.S. manufacturers of clean technology and fuel components, systems and vehicles. This includes natural gas, hybrid and electric systems and other ...

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IronPlanet sells walking dragline for $3 million

Mar 14, 2013

IronPlanetbroke its record for the largest single unit ever sold, the online marketplace for used heavy equipment announced on March 11. A buyer from North Carolina won a Marion 7820 Walking Dragline in IronPlanet's Daily Marketplace, for the highest bid of ...

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NTEA releases '2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook'

Mar 13, 2013

The NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has just released its 2013 Fleet Purchasing Outlook. Based on survey results from 287 mid- to high-level management fleet professionals with decision-making authority for truck acquisitions or vehicle specifications, the Outlook ...

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Volvo's World First Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Received the Government's Plug-In Car Grant Approval

Mar 13, 2013

The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid, the Volvo V60 D6 AWD, has received approval for the Government's Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) which is designed to offer incentives for buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon cars.  In order to qualify for ...

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ARTBA Chief Economist warns federal budget uncertainty could impact market in coming months

Mar 12, 2013

The real value of highway construction was up 4.3 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012, according to the latest analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). “Weather is the driving force ...

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Utilities in Rhode Island detected using Ground Penetrating Radar

Mar 10, 2013

Utilities in Rhode Island detected using Ground Penetrating Radar

Infrasense recently completed a project to locate embedded utilities and determine pavement thickness for a three-mile section of road in Rhode Island. The project incorporated both vehicle and walking-based surveys using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). As a result, no cores or ...

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‘Who Makes America’ Contest extends entry deadline

Mar 08, 2013

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) I Make America campaign has extended the entry deadline for its “Who Makes America” contest to March 18, 2013. The contest is seeking the individual who best “makes America” through hard work, dedication to ...

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NTEA: 'Propane power has found a foothold'

Mar 08, 2013

by Jason Cannon Live coverage of the NTEA: The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Propane was on prominent display at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this week with eight propane exhibitors and 14 propane-powered scattered across the showroom floor. Among the trucks ...

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NTEA: Shawn Jacobs installed as president

Mar 07, 2013

Shawn Jacobs, president & CEO of STS Trailer & Truck Equipment (Syracuse, N.Y.), was installed March 7 as the 49th president of the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry. Jacobs accepted the gavel from immediate past president Frank ...

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NTEA: Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by propane autogas revealed

Mar 07, 2013

NTEA: Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by propane autogas revealed

NTEA Work Truck Show 2013 coverage INDIANAPOLIS–ROUSH CleanTech and Green Alternative Systems (GAS) revealed the new Ford F-550 chassis cab powered by clean, economical propane autogas on March 7 at the NTEA Work Truck Show. With more than 65 usable gallons, this ...

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