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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Jul 03, 2012

Lattatudes

Dad. Cart. Horses.   I had this column done. Then I tossed it. Father’s Day came along. I thought a lot about my father that day, I always do. You’ll find me apparently talking to myself on that day, but I’m actually ...

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House passes transportation bill to extend highway program through 2014

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 29, 2012

The House on June 29 approved legislation that will extend federal highway programs through 2014, a low interest rate on student loans for one year, and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, according to a report from The ...

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On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2012

On the way to a bicameral, bipartisan agreement on transportation bill

Two days ago marked the 1,000th day without a transportation bill, but now it looks like we may be getting somewhere – just days before the latest extension expires at the end of June. Nothing like a deadline to get ...

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Ohio DOT gets creative with revenue generation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2012

Ohio DOT gets creative with revenue generation

Finding new ways to generate revenue is always a challenge, but the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is taking on the challenge – and getting creative. In an effort to generate millions of dollars for the construction of some of the ...

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How one public works department developed a spec to use recycled aggregate which allows for construction waste — including toilets

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 07, 2012

How one public works department developed a spec to use recycled aggregate which allows for construction waste — including toilets

Recycling has reached a new level for the transportation construction industry.   The Public Works Department of the city of Bellingham, Wash., pushed the limits of recycled materials use with a street project that included 400 old toilets incorporated into concrete. ...

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Senate passes two-year transportation bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 19, 2012

Senate passes two-year transportation bill

In an overwhelming show of support, the U.S. Senate on March 14 voted to pass a two-year transportation bill valued at $109 billion. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, passed in a generally bipartisan 74-22 vote, ...

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Case Crowns Triple Threat Rodeo Champion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 21, 2012

Case Construction Equipment crowned the champion of its Triple Threat Rodeo series on Jan. 24 during the World of Concrete 2012 in Las Vegas, following a  day-long competition among 59 of the United States and Canada’s most talented equipment operators ...

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ProPickup Truck Expo debuts at the 2012 Great American Trucking Show

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2012

The ProPickup Truck Expo, a new one-of-a-kind trade show that showcases pickups and accessories used in construction, trucking, landscaping and other hard-working industries, will take place Aug. 22-24, 2012, as part of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), held annually ...

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Case upgrades N Series loader/backhoes

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 01, 2012

Case upgrades N Series loader/backhoes

Case Construction rolled out at World of Concrete 2012 in Las Vegas upgrades to its Case N Series loader/backhoes including the application of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) emissions-control technology to achieve Tier 4 Interim certification, as well as ...

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Distracted driving, teen driver safety top AAA’s state legislative safety priorities for 2012

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 17, 2012

Recent public attention to distracted driving will likely spur additional legislative activity as states convene their 2012 sessions, according to AAA. Laws that ban texting while driving and that improve teen driver safety again top AAA's nationwide ...

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RigDig Truck History Reports help dealers comply with used vehicle law

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 01, 2011

California's legislation requiring that used vehicle dealers, including heavy-duty truck dealers, post a red warning label on vehicles flagged in a federal database as junk, salvage, total loss, or title branded mark's the nation’s first law (Assembly Bill 1215) of ...

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Volvo Trucks reorganizes management team

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 06, 2011

Volvo Trucks North America has reorganized its management team. The reorganization includes three new managers. According to a company statement, the move was to “align” the organizational structure with parent Volvo Global Trucks. Four vice presidents will run VTNA’s commercial ...

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