Category Archives: Association News and Events

Brent to step down as CEO of NCCCO

Brent to step down as CEO of NCCCO

Graham Brent will step down as CEO of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) effective July 1 to take up leadership of the recently formed NCCCO Foundation. Brent, who has led the non-profit certification body virtually since the inception of NCCCO certification programs in 1996, will be succeeded as CEO by […]

Highway superintendents push for more state funding for local roads and bridges

ALBANY, NY  – The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (NYSCHSA) and the New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways (NYSAOTSOH) are urging lawmakers to revise the state budget appropriations for transportation capital so that local highway departments have the funding they need to repair the roads and bridges. In a letter […]

DOT announces new federal transit grants

DOT announces new federal transit grants

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced$1.36 billion in federal funding allocations to 16 new and existing transit projects in the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program on Tuesday, April 9. New projects in Florida, Nevada, Albany, Oregon and Washington received allocation funding. The CIG Program provides funding for major transit infrastructure capital investments nationwide. Projects […]

Mega auction report: Volume increases in 2019 Florida auctions

Mega auction report: Volume increases in 2019 Florida auctions

During February 2019, The EquipmentWatch analyst team tracked a total of $344,104,791 in sales, representing 10,821 sales transactions from 164 auction participants. This includes heavy construction equipment, lift and access equipment, agricultural equipment, and heavy commercial trucks. What’s new: YoY age comparisons for top subtypes vs. annual average for top subtypes YoY price comparisons for […]

Construction input prices increase for the second straight month, says ABC

Construction input prices increase for the second straight month, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Construction input prices rose 1.7% in March on a monthly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today. On a year-over-year basis, construction input prices are up 2.5%, and following a stretch of four consecutive months of input price decreases, March was […]