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  1. Volvo’s Sporty Looking Vera Self-Driving Electric Truck Will Go to Work in Sweden

    Volvo’s Sporty Looking Vera Self-Driving Electric Truck Will Go to Work in Sweden The Vera autonomous, electric truck from Volvo’s trucking subsidiary is not what you might expect in a transport truck — it looks like a road-hugging sportscar, something emphasized by its lack of a place for humans to sit. The real reason it looks like this is that it’s totally self-driving, however — and tailor-made for use in specific Read more...
  2. Deere Drops Price of Telematics Subscription

    Deere Drops Price of Telematics Subscription John Deere says it has reduced the price of the JDLink Ultimate subscription, the company’s telematics service for construction equipment. The service now costs $200 per year, while a subscription to JDLink Ultimate Dual will be $630. Deere has also eliminated tier pricing and is allowing customers to purchase up to three years of a subscription Read more...
  3. 7 Steps to Effective Wheel Loader Maintenance

    7 Steps to Effective Wheel Loader Maintenance Performing routine maintenance is critical to safety and productivity We know we are all creatures of habit. Without even realizing it, you have established patterns that structure and fill most of your days – starting with the time you tell your alarm to get you out of bed, to your method for moving material with your wheel loader. While you Read more...
  4. How Technology is Boosting Cold Milling Productivity

    How Technology is Boosting Cold Milling Productivity Asphalt milling, asphalt grinding and asphalt planing describe the same process by which weathered, oxidized asphalt pavement is removed from a driving surface in varying depths, as specified, done in advance of a fresh asphalt overlay or pavement preservation treatment. There are powerful environmental advantages to asphalt milling. The product Read more...
  5. Highway & Bridge Construction Employment Up for 5th Month in 2019

    Highway & Bridge Construction Employment Up for 5th Month in 2019 Highway and bridge construction employment reached 348,700 in April, which is 6.8% higher (about 22,200 workers) than April 2018 levels, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It was the fifth consecutive month that employment in the transportation construction sector surpassed 2007 pre-recession levels. Employment in Read more...
  6. Trucking Alliance Advises Congress How to Improve Driver Safety

    Trucking Alliance Advises Congress How to Improve Driver Safety There were more than 415,000 large truck accidents in 2017 that killed 4,761 people, including more than 600 truck drivers. Wanting to make sure that the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Sub-Committee on Highways and Transit understood the concerns of the trucking industry, The Alliance for Driver Safety Read more...
  7. Prolec Promotes Productivity and Safety

    Prolec Promotes Productivity and Safety James Fisher Prolec unveiled new technologies for the enhancement of productivity and safety on construction sites at this year’s Plantworx exhibition, held in Peterborough between 11 and 13 June. The first is PMX, which combines two established technologies: excavator hazard mitigation and geolocation. It helps to prevent equipment from Read more...
  8. Online Auctioneer Bidadoo Sees Rising Supply of Used Construction Equipment

    Online Auctioneer Bidadoo Sees Rising Supply of Used Construction Equipment Coming off a record-breaking year and most recently a record-breaking first quarter, bidadoo President Howard Hawk expects 2019 to be another banner year for sales for the 16-year-old online construction-equipment auction company. The company has been increasing its sales force and expanding into new markets in Mexico and Canada, as well as in the Read more...
  9. Terex Utilities Intros TL Series Aerial Devices with Lower GVW

    Terex Utilities Intros TL Series Aerial Devices with Lower GVW Terex Utilities’ three new TL Series telescopic and material handling models are designed to be cost effective and require less maintenance, according to the company. The three new models are the TL80, TL100 and TL80/112, with working heights of 80 feet, 100 feet and 112 feet, respectively. The truck-mounted aerial devices are designed for Read more...
  10. Bobcat Introduces Two New Utility Vehicles

    Bobcat Introduces Two New Utility Vehicles Designed to meet challenging work conditions, Bobcat has debuted the new UV34 and UV34XL diesel utility vehicles. With industry-leading specs and proven durability, the new UV34 and U34XL utility vehicles feature an all-new chassis for increased durability, an enhanced suspension system, increased towing capacity and more integrated accessories. Read more...

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