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21 ways to protect highway crews from the sun

Patty Vaughan - May 23, 2014

21 ways to protect highway crews from the sun

As the highway construction season rolls on, the workload isn’t the only thing that increases. The amount of hours crews put into a day extends throughout the hotter months, but with longer hours comes the inevitable exposure to UV rays. Time and ...

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Government shutdown slows transportation construction projects

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 08, 2013

Government shutdown slows transportation construction projects

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane met with Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) during a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday to discuss how the federal government shutdown is impacting ...

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Supreme Court passes on hearing challenge of EPA’s E15 approval

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2013

Supreme Court passes on hearing challenge of EPA’s E15 approval

The Supreme Court last week declined to hear a challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) November approval of E15, a gasoline that contains up to 15 percent ethanol, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and ...

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EPA extends comment period on Tier 3 gas fuel rulemaking

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2013

EPA extends comment period on Tier 3 gas fuel rulemaking

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period on its Tier 3 proposed rulemaking by 18 days, The Hill reported. The original comment period was set to end June 13. The extension has moved the public comment deadline ...

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EPA ignites frustration in oil industry with Tier 3 rulemaking

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 01, 2013

EPA ignites frustration in oil industry with Tier 3 rulemaking

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continued with its Tier 3 rulemaking. The decision imposes new vehicle emissions and fuel standards, requiring reductions in sulfur levels in gasoline to an average of 10 parts per million--70 percent less than today's ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Jan 10, 2013

RoadWorks

Inside the highway and bridge industries   Big Bang Theory for Federal Highway Giants   By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com     A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco suggests that highway grants play a very positive short-, mid- and long-term role in building ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Dec 01, 2012

Road Science

Pre-Measure Your Carbon Footprint   Calculators help predict the environmental impact of roadbuilding projects     By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   New tools keep appearing to help the highway, road and bridge community determine the environmental impact of the infrastructure they design and build. Last month we ...

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Road Science

Better Roads Staff - Mar 20, 2012

Road Science

Eureka! Research that makes a difference Intelligent compaction . . . application of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) . . . prefabricated bridges and pavements. They’re just a few of the themes of research papers presented at the ...

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National Center for Asphalt Technology turns 25

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 16, 2011

The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University is celebrating its 25th anniversary. During a special ceremony, 18 individuals were inducted into the new NCAT Wall of Honor in recognition of their dedication to fulfilling NCAT’s mission, according to ...

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NewWorld Capital Group acquires Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls

Katie Wood - Aug 16, 2011

NewWorld Capital Group has acquired Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, a leading provider of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides abatement products for on-road and off-road heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles.  Cleaire’s products are verified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) at Level 3, ...

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Navistar sues EPA again over ‘irrelevant’ SCR rule

Better Roads Staff - Jul 18, 2011

By Jack Roberts, Executive Trucks Editor Navistar has filed another suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signaling the latest round in the ongoing battle between the exhaust gas recirculation-only engine manufacturer and its competitors, all of which are using selective ...

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Volvo launches Operator Safety Vest campaign

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 27, 2010

Volvo Construction Equipment launched Operator Safety Vest -- its latest safety campaign -- in a bid to reduce worksite injuries at this year's Bauma. The conference is currently going on in Munich, Germany. Through the campaign, the company issue thousands of Volvo-branded ...

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