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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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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

RoadWorks

New Holland To Offer Compact Equipment Only In an attempt to “refocus” on its strengths in the industrial product space, specifically compact construction, landscaping and utility equipment, New Holland will shed its North American offering of full-sized construction machines starting in ...

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Missouri DOT goal: Re-open flooded roads by end of 2011

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 23, 2011

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) says its aiming to get flooded routes open as quickly and safely as possible by the end of 2011, the agency announced on Sept. 21. One of the first big steps to accomplish this goal ...

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Flink: PF1HDCD snowplow hitch's flat front eliminates protruding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 21, 2011

The PF1HDCD snowplow hitch from Flink Co. is the sixth in the company’s line of hitches. Its electric/hydraulic power command posts allow for hookup at the front of the chassis and demounting of the hitch with snowplow for a flush front ...

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ARTBA study: Fly ash ban for bridge, road construction to up costs by $104.6 billion over 20 years

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 12, 2011

The cost to build roads, runways and bridges would increase by an estimated $104.6 billion throughout the next 20 years if coal fly ash is no longer available as a transportation construction building material, according to a ...

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A Highway of Uncertainty

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 06, 2011

Surface transportation may come to a halt if another extension isn’t granted, but when it’s finally reauthorized it’s uncertain what it will entail. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Waiting for the reauthorization of the surface transportation bill is like waiting for ...

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Emergency funding of $2 million being made available for Iowa flooding victims

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 02, 2011

Two million dollars in quick release emergency money is being made available to the Iowa Department of Transportation to reimburse the state for work done on federal aid highways immediately following the recent flooding there, U.S. Transportation Secretary ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

RoadWorks

by John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson   New Life Expectancy Self-curing concrete from Canada and long-lived bridge decks A more durable concrete that will increase the average lifespan of bridge decks by more than 20 years compared to typical high-strength concrete, ...

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LaHood announces $1.58 billion for 27 major U.S. transit projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $1.58 billion for 27 transit projects nationwide that will improve public transportation access for millions of Americans while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and curbing air pollution. “Investing in a modern transportation network ...

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