Category Archives: Road

Equipment Finance Industry confidence remains steady in June

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) on June 21. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance […]

Curb Roller Manufacturing debuts Lynx modular roller screed at World of Concrete

Curb Roller Manufacturing debuts Lynx modular roller screed at World of Concrete

Curb Roller Manufacturing, the world leader in shaped concrete roller screeds, introduces its first modular screed system, the patent pending Lynx Screed. This versatile alternative to completing flatwork provides a series of linkable screed pipes to accommodate concrete pours in varying widths from 3 to 22 feet. Unlike traditional roller screeds, the Lynx modular system […]

CASE to host CASE LIVE Virtual Event detailing technology, options and advantages of excavators outfitted with Machine Control

Interactive webcast focuses on the performance and quality advances possible when excavators are equipped with machine control solutions. CASE Construction Equipment has announced that the next CASE LIVE virtual event will focus on Machine Control and Excavation, and will be held on June 23 at 10 AM Central.

OSHA Issues Federal COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

By Donna Pryor, Julianne Story & Tracey O’Brien On June 9, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its long anticipated interim final rule and request for comments for the Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). OSHA released the ETS one day after the approval of the standard was received from the Office of Information and […]

Strong pricing continues at Ritchie Bros. according to latest Market Trends report

U.S. truck tractor price index up 23% year over year; medium earthmoving in the U.S. up 21% VANCOUVER, BC, June 9, 2021 /CNW/ – May was another busy month for Ritchie Bros., with multiple record-breaking events and strong pricing across almost every single asset category. In fact, according to Ritchie Bros.’ June Market Trends Report, […]

ASCE statement on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passage of the Invest in America Act

Jean-Louis, Briaud, Ph.D., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued the following statement regarding the passing of the INVEST in America. “The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) […]

HEC chooses Manitowoc cranes to educate the next generation of crane operators

HEC chooses Manitowoc cranes to educate the next generation of crane operators

HEC purchased two Manitowoc MLC100-1 crawler cranes to train students. The U.S. has seen an acute shortage of skilled trades workers over the last 20 years. As boomers retire, there are not enough people from younger generations filling their roles. Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is the only Department of Education accredited school for […]

Felling Trailers Expands Utility-Based Product Line with PCD

Felling Trailers Expands Utility-Based Product Line with PCD

Felling Trailers announces the addition of the PCD, Pole/Cargo/Dump trailer to their utilities-based product line. The PCD model class is a true workhorse of Felling Trailers’ Utility/Telecom solutions. An operator can carry out a host of transport runs without changing out trailers. The Pole/Cargo/Dump can transport poles, backfill, debris, and even reels with the optional […]

IROCK Crushers names new Southern California and Arizona Distributor

IROCK Crushers names new Southern California and Arizona Distributor

VALLEY VIEW, OHIO – IROCK Crushers, a premiere manufacturer and designer of portable and mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment, has expanded their North American distribution network by strategically partnering with Arizona-based dealer, Road Machinery. “Road Machinery LLC is so pleased to partner with IROCK in the sales, service, and rental of their unmatched crushers, […]

Cat® Command for Construction takes home Gold at the 2021 Edison Awards

Caterpillar received gold for its Cat® Command for Construction system during this year’s Edison Awards program. It was recognized as being the best of the best for the Smart Productivity Tools – Living & Working Environment category. Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Awards have recognized some of the most innovative products, services and business leaders in […]

Convergent Concrete Technologies Introduces Revolutionary New Concrete Hardener and Densifier, STRiON

STRiON is a revolutionary new method of concrete densification and hardening using groundbreaking new silica-free technology. For decades, concrete densifiers and hardeners have required a laborious, error-prone application process. But once in a generation, an innovation comes through that changes the game for an entire industry—and more importantly, its customers. STRiON Technology from Convergent Concrete […]

John Deere celebrates 50 years of backhoe loaders

John Deere celebrates 50 years of backhoe loaders

John Deere commemorates 50 years of manufacturing backhoe loaders by celebrating the launch of its first model in 1971, the JD310. Committed to customers’ needs, John Deere continues to incorporate the latest innovations and power solutions into its lineup of backhoe loaders including its first-ever joint test of a battery electric backhoe loader with National […]

Security services need highlighted by forklift joyriding incident, says Spear Security Inc.

The Denver-based firm comments on a recent article that great security guards fulfill many roles to suit the situation. A May 15 article on The Press and Journal reports on a group of trespassers who broke into a garden center in Scotland in an attempt to commandeer a forklift. The group was largely unsuccessful and didn’t cause […]

Can your dust collector filter media handle the job?

One of the most important aspects of dust collection is having the proper filter media for the job. Controlling air quality by containing airborne dust particles benefits the health of workers, safeguards products processed at the facility and protects equipment. Here are key considerations to make sure your dust collector media is right for your […]

Equipment Finance Industry confidence remains near historic highs

Washington, DC — The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the May 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) recently. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment […]

Komatsu’s D39i-24 dozer offers enhanced automation

Komatsu’s D39i-24 dozer offers enhanced automation

With automatic dozing, rough cut to finish grade, make every pass count Chicago—The faster your construction crew reaches a state of maximum productivity, the better it is for your bottom line. Have you ever watched crews, surrounded by modern equipment, begin a job by pounding a wooden stake into the ground and think, “Isn’t there […]

ARA forecast shows equipment rental segment moving from relief to recovery

Equipment rental revenue expected to exceed peak totals in 2022  MOLINE, IL — Equipment rental revenue, comprised of the construction/industrial and general tool segments, is expected to explode past its peak totals in 2022 according to the latest forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA).

K-Tec and Soil Connect partner to promote efficient earthmoving

K-Tec and Soil Connect partner to promote efficient earthmoving

Soil Connect and K-Tec Earthmovers are working together to promote responsible and efficient earthmoving and material transportation practices across the US. In order to bring awareness to the common pitfalls and inefficiencies faced by today’s dirt movers, the companies have agreed to work together to educate the earthmoving industry through multiple cross-promotional channels about new […]

Kubota introduces all-new, tech-forward, 5-ton tight tail excavator 

Kubota introduces all-new, tech-forward, 5-ton tight tail excavator 

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – Kubota Tractor Corporation announced today its newest compact excavator, the U48-5, a brand new tight tail swing model that builds upon Kubota’s U Series with a powerful 5 (4.8 metric ton) ton, technology-forward machine packed with advanced features that deliver superior performance, enhanced comfort, and tech options for ultimate operator customization to meet […]

What does the new CDC guidance regarding masks mean for employers?

What does the new CDC guidance regarding masks mean for employers?

By Donna Pryor POSTED IN OSHA On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance withdrawing the mask and physical distancing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. The new CDC guidance raises issues for employers with respect to the requirements under existing state emergency temporary standards (ETS), state regulations and orders, and […]

5 ways to make the most of your mental health and substance use disorder benefits

5 ways to make the most of your mental health and substance use disorder benefits

By: Ali Khawar The coronavirus pandemic not only attacked people’s physical health, but took a serious psychological toll, as well. This Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to make sure that workers who get health benefits through their employers understand what protections are available for mental health and substance use disorders.

ISEA releases online tool showing safety equipment industry’s nationwide impact

International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Reveals Workers Protected, Jobs Created, Tax Revenue Generated by America’s $71.6 Billion Safety Equipment Industry ARLINGTON, VA—International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is launching an informative and user-friendly online tool May 13, 2021, offering an in-depth, state-by-state look into the number of workers protected by and economic activity of the $71.6 billion […]

American Welding Society launches “AWS Certified” to reach younger workforce

Welding is among the most crucial and essential skilled trades that impact everyday life, yet the number of skilled welding technicians and professionals continues to decrease. It is anticipated that by 2023, over 375,000 welders will be necessary to satisfy our nation’s workforce demands (Emsi, 2019). To impact this decline, the American Welding Society has launched a […]

Nonresidential construction spending decreases 1.1% in March, says ABC

Nonresidential construction spending decreases 1.1% in March, says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C.—National nonresidential construction spending declined 1.1% in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $778.5 billion for the month. Spending was down on a monthly basis in 11 of the 16 nonresidential subcategories. Private nonresidential […]