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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Wayne Grayson - Sep 10, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market ...

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The Traffic Fatality Mystery of 2012

Kirk Landers - Jul 02, 2014

The Traffic Fatality Mystery of 2012

By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus   A year ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) raised eyebrows in the road industry with a report showing traffic fatalities in the United States rose a tad more than 3 percent in 2012 after ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Highway Contractor

Good Results in Bad Times Pavement preservation expert Larry Galehouse talks about tools and strategies that make sense for surviving the Great Recession By Kirk Landers "In times like these, the pavement manager’s most basic strategy is to keep sound pavements sound and ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Highway Contractor

Playing The Cards You’re Dealt (when they’re not very good) How some city road managers cope with diminishing budgets By Kirk Landers With Stimulus money slowing to a trickle and local tax revenues still sagging, Better Roads interviewed a cross-section of city road managers ...

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Think Big

Brooke Wisdom - Jan 01, 2011

Think Big

FHWA head sees a year of thinking big, dreaming big and change.  By John Latta The lights are off in Victor Mendez’s office. He likes it that way. It is a blustery, freezing but clear day shortly before Christmas in D.C. and ...

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