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Why don’t Americans like diesel automobiles?

John Latta - Feb 15, 2013

Why don’t Americans like diesel automobiles?

A diesel car will not blow black smoke clouds anymore. But odds are you probably still don't want one. Why? In Britain, diesel engines make up half of the cars sold. And that's a low figure for Europe.  But here, well, ...

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PB Corporation new B1.5 Pothole Patcher has potential asphalt payload of up to 3 tons

Better Roads Staff - Jul 10, 2012

PB Corporation new B1.5 Pothole Patcher has potential asphalt payload of up to 3 tons

PB Corporation has introduced the B1.5 Pothole Patcher. The unit is designed to meet the needs of budget-conscious municipalities and contractors. The B-1.5 fits on a lean 19,500 lb (GVW) chassis, has a potential asphalt payload of up to 3 ...

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Equipment World Contractor of the Year, 2012

Better Roads Staff - Jun 07, 2012

Equipment World Contractor of the Year, 2012

Steve Cosper got his love of construction as a teenager working summer jobs. But it was his keen appreciation for financial management and an aggressive use of digital technology that helped his company survive the recession. Dusting off bluetops for a ...

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Parsons hires Sam Elters as road, highway leader

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 13, 2012

Parsons hires Sam Elters as road, highway leader

Parsons has hired Sam Elters as regional transportation director in Arizona and Nevada. In this position, he will be responsible for all road and highway projects in this region, and he will serve as the lead for major pursuits, including public-private ...

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Michelin adds new Earthmover tire plant

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Apr 13, 2012

Michelin is breaking ground next week on a new Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson County, S.C. The company is also expanding its existing Earthmover tire facility in Lexington, S.C.The two projects represent a $750 million investment and will create ...

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Major Wire selects new territory manager

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 13, 2012

Major Wire selects new territory manager

Major Wire named Jerry Teague as its new territory manager for the south central United States and Puerto Rico.Teague will work directly with Major Wire authorized dealers and aggregate, mining and recycle customers in Arkansas, southern Illinois, eastern Kansas, Louisiana, ...

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Diesel drops under $4

Katie Wood - May 26, 2011

For a third straight week, the national average retail price of diesel fell during the week ended May 23, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The national average price plunged 6.4 cents to $3.997, the first ...

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CARB votes for new diesel emissions rule

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Dec 20, 2010

California Air Resources Board voted in favor of a new diesel emissions rule that will protect jobs and safeguard air quality. The National Contractors Group that negotiated the rules said the final version will give struggling construction firms more time to ...

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Diesel price rises again

Amy Materson - Dec 20, 2010

The Department of Energy reported on Dec. 20 that diesel rose 1.7 cents to a national average of $3.248 a gallon at the pump. The increase is the fourth time diesel has hit a two-year high in the past six weeks, ...

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