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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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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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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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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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Dirty Jobs' Rowe creates documentary focusing on importance of trade jobs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 12, 2011

Although Mike Rowe, creator and host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, has been testifying before Congress the week of May 8 on issues related to bringing strength back to American manufacturing and asking Congress to focus on creating jobs ...

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Tennessee contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Big Boss sweepstakes

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 10, 2011

Tennessee contractor wins ProPickup magazine’s Big Boss sweepstakes

Thomas Ferguson, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based contractor, thought the phone calls and e-mails confirming he was the winner of a customized and outfitted custom work truck, worth about $75,000, were part of an elaborate hoax. When Ferguson verified his being named the ...

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Cat unveils CT660 vocational truck

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 20, 2011

Cat unveils CT660 vocational truck

by Tina Grady Barbaccia LAS VEGAS–Caterpillar unveiled its CT660 vocational truck on March 20, 2011, at a pre-CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 press event. Editors from Randall-Reilly's Construction  Division magazines — Equipment World, Better Roads and Aggregates Manager — attended the event. George Taylor, director of ...

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