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Focus on the Process

Better Roads Staff - Oct 02, 2013

Focus on the Process

How equipment improvement process saved company $500,000 in maintenance costs Nearly five years ago, The Gorman Group’s mechanics spent a third of its time fixing emergency breakdowns. That repair rate, while just a little more than the industry average of 30 ...

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Get Ready for Your Best Winter

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

Get Ready for Your Best Winter

Make the most of this cold season   By Brian Moore     Here comes winter! It’s that time when little road construction will be underway and highway and street maintenance programs shift gears. Although fair-weather activities won’t kick off until spring arrives, attention should be ...

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A New Year's resolution for the nation: Take care of your crumbling infrastructure

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 04, 2013

It’s “I told you so” time! A recent Washington Post report noted that bridges in Washington, D.C., are falling apart faster than they can be repaired and there just isn’t the money to repair them. This isn’t a news flash to the ...

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Applications and Innovations

Better Roads Staff - Jul 07, 2011

Applications and Innovations

The Savvy and Science of Pickup Servicing Service intervals are not ‘one size fits all’ routines Today’s fleet and service managers have a lot of responsibility riding on their shoulders, as they balance productivity with costs of operation. Vehicles and equipment in ...

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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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Advice from the Top Winter Maintenance Leaders: Extreme Equipment Maintenance and Fleet Management

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 26, 2010

The economy is still faltering. Cutbacks are the norm. And that may mean no — or very little — new equipment is being purchased. That means you need to know to hold on it, when to let it go, and ...

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