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Manitou released its second quarter financial results. Sales of the compact equipment products division, Gehl, increased by 26 percent.

Construction employment declined in 127 metro areas, was stagnant in 51 and increased in 180 between June 2014 and June 2015.

The first phase of construction began on the Grand Sky Development Park in North Dakota, the first UAS aviation park in the U.S.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) introduced “OReGO” the state’s new pay-by-the mile road usage program using Verizon Telematics, which is open to 5,000 vehicles statewide on a voluntary basis.

JCB introduced the "Master Technician" program to all dealerships in the North American network.

Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles, marking the largest penalty ever imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) released a one-minute clip of the Interstate 40 Fast Fix 8 bridge repair project completed in 58 hours.

Caterpillar and Navistar have ended their agreement with vocational trucks, effective early 2016.

The National Center for Construction Education (NCCER) released the fifth edition of its Core Curriculum: Introductory to Craft Skills along with revised versions of Scaffolding, Your Role in the Green Environment and Managing Electrical Hazards.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and other trade organizations were part of a recent panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on drone use.

The Senate voted to advance a proposal to extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter as part of highway funding legislation.

Ritchie Bros. the world's largest industrial auctioneer, sold more than $53 million of equipment and trucks at its unreserved public auction in Fort Worth, Texas.

Trimble announced an updated version of Trimble TrimFleet Suite for construction material producers.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $2 million in federal emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair the I-10 Tex Wash Bridge.

A man is accused of stealing $192,000 worth of construction equipment from jobsites.

Approximately 160 John Deere employees in Moline, Ill., were laid off due to an inventory adjustment shutdown.

Three adults and two children were killed in a crash on I-65 in Tippecanoe County, Ind., at the SR 43 exit.

Bridgestone Americas will celebrate the certification of its Wilson, N.C., passenger and light truck manufacturing plant as a Rising Star facility by the North Carolina Department of Labor.

The tunnel boring machine called “Lady Bird”, tasked with building a new a sewer tunnel more than 100 feet under the Potomac River, is expected to resurface in one week.

United Rentals Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter 2015. Total revenue was $1.429 billion and rental revenue was $1.22 billion, compared with $1.399 billion and $1.179 billion, respectively, for the same period last year.

An excavator operator accused of being under the influence of drugs the day of a fatal building collapse in Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 12 count of reckless endangerment and causing a catastrophe.

Caterpillar reported a 13-percent drop in sales and lowered its sales outlook for the second half of the year.

A worker was buried 8 feet underground following a trench collapse and sent to the hospital for serious injuries.

Despite his request for a safety harness, a temporary worker fell 12 feet through a roof without any fall protection. 

Construction employment declined in 25 states between May and June even as 39 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2014 and June 2015.

A welder who was injured in a 2010 oil rig construction accident was awarded $1 million.

Case Construction Equipment will now offer Thunder Creek Equipment’s new FST Series Trailers through its nationwide dealer network.

 

The tunnel-boring machine (TBM) dubbed “Bertha” could resume excavation beneath downtown Seattle in late November 2015, following repairs to its latest mechanical hitch.

Terex Trucks appointed Easton Sales and Rentals LLC., as its distributor of articulated dump trucks in Houston, Texas, and the greater surrounding areas.

The new Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) video and resource materials, which spotlight the roles of key industry stakeholders in contributing to the success and safety of utility excavation and installation projects, are featured in AEM’s Underground Utility Awareness campaign launched earlier this year.

The U.S. Transportation and Commerce Committee approved a transportation regulatory package that would affect the trucking industry. The legislation moves to the House for passage.

Exposure to extreme heat causes sickness and sometimes death for workers. OSHA urges employers to prevent heat illness and heat-related deaths through its Heat Illness Prevention Campaign.

Second quarter revenues rose five percent for Volvo Construction Equipment, with revenue in North America increasing 29.9 percent driven by favorable currency and an improved product mix.

Atlas Copco reported a 16.8 percent year-over-year revenue increase in its second fiscal quarter.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) publicly opposed a provision to the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill that would expand the allowable length for each tractor trailer from 28 to 33 feet.

Two Florida construction companies were cited $153,090 in penalties for putting its workers in danger, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

A California-based construction company was fined $38,250 by California’s OSHA division for a construction site accident that killed a worker.

A pile driver attached to a crane flipped over on its side in a pile of loose dirt and took down power lines on Hendricks Causeway in Ridgefield, N.J.

The EPA sued Navistar International Corp. over the 2010 sale of heavy-duty trucks, which it says violated the Clean Air Act.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) updated its Grader Safety Manual with new “industry-recognized” pictorials.

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