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FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 11, 2014

FHWA research could improve visibility, safety for snowplow operators

Imagine clearing the roads in the thick of winter. The weather produces whiteout conditions and there is no visibility, yet your crew is able to safely remove snow and allow people, goods and services to begin moving again. That may soon ...

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Not so fast: Police disable stolen truck with GPS

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 03, 2013

Not so fast: Police disable stolen truck with GPS

Police used a GPS tracking device to track a stolen vehicle and disable it during a high-speed pursuit. When the authorities tried to pull the stolen truck over, the two Santa Maria, California, men -- Jacob Valdez, 23, and Joshua Valdez, ...

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When the Cold Storms Come

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

When the Cold Storms Come

Winter road maintenance gets ready for the toughest season   By John Latta     Winter work on our transportation infrastructure is (a) essential and (b) expensive. But just how much pressure does winter bring to bear on the people who care for our highways ...

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How come we can get trucks to Mars but not under low bridges on earth?

John Latta - Sep 27, 2012

It's surprising how little oversight there is in the use of GPS devices in a moving vehicle. Maybe you see that as a good, free-market, thing, or maybe worry about where it's taking our driving future. New York Democratic Senator Chuck ...

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Leica collaborates with GISi

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 09, 2011

Leica collaborates with GISi

Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISi) and Leica Geosystems will be working together to extend GISi’s offerings for private and government GIS clients. “We chose Leica because it is a respected surveying brand that now has a full suite of GPS and ...

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Volvo Rents “digging” its way into Merced, Modesto

Katie Wood - Aug 02, 2011

Volvo Rents announced the acquisition of Valley Rental Centers, a two location construction equipment rental company based in Merced and Modesto, California.  Previously co-owned by Volvo Rents franchisees Helder Garcia and Brian Silveria., the centers are located at 101 S. Hwy ...

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Heil Trailer International hires new vice president of product development

Katie Wood - Aug 02, 2011

Heil Trailer International hires new vice president of product development

Heil Trailer International announced that Yassir Shanshal has accepted the position of vice president of product development. Shanshal will be working out of the Global Support Center in Cleveland, Tenn., reporting to Greg Hewitt, president of Heil Trailer International. Shanshal will have ...

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Daimler Trucks North America's TruckerNet mobile app now available for Blackberry

Katie Wood - Aug 02, 2011

Daimler Trucks North America's TruckerNet mobile app now available for Blackberry

Daimler Trucks North America has announced the availability of its TruckerNet commercial driver support application for RIM Blackberry devices in addition to Apple iPhone and Google Android platforms. This announcement comes, as the smartphone app surpasses 6,000 downloads since its March ...

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Topcon announces Brandt Tractor purchase of Land Measurement Systems

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 21, 2010

Topcon Positioning Systems announced today one of the company’s largest distributors -- Land Measurement Systems (LMS) of Calgary, Alberta -- has been purchased by Brandt Tractor, Ltd. LMS has offices in offices in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Edmonton. Brandt is part of The ...

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RoadScience Tutorial: Want Optimum Density? Get Smart

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2009

RoadScience Tutorial:  Want Optimum Density?  Get Smart

Intelligent Compaction (IC) comes from both intelligent machines and intelligent operation. New technologies and high-performance compaction equipment are making it easier for roadbuilders to attain optimum density for road bases and asphalt mats without damaging what's below. For both soil and asphalt ...

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