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John Deere reported second-quarter earnings that beat expectations for profit and revenue.

 

Forty-six percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year.

Kobelco Construction Machinery USA recently celebrated the official groundbreaking for its new excavator production facility in North America.

The House of Representatives has approved a two-month funding extension for transportation projects.

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials are thinking about using drones to monitor road conditions, with one of the benefits being increased safety for road workers.

Donaldson has reported third quarter 2015 net earnings of $46.4 million, or 33 cents per share, which includes restructuring charges of $5.2 million, or 3 cents per share. Foreign currency translation negatively impacted third quarter net earnings by $2.0 million, or 3.0 percent.

Liebherr USA has dropped most of a major lawsuit accusing former workers at its Newport News, Va., plant of conspiring with Chinese companies to rip off Liebherr truck designs.

Kobelco Construction Machinery announced their annual results for fiscal year 2014.

Dragan Simovski, who operated Freedom Transportation Inc. in Illinois, was sentenced to 36 months incarceration, 36 months supervised release and ordered to pay $532,000 restitution.

A report released by TRIP, a national transportation group, found that 15 percent of the nation’s major rural roads were rated in poor condition in 2013.

Manitou America named Modern Equipment & Supply to its dealer network serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey territories.

Design flaws on supporting girders of a pedestrian bridge under construction at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N.C., led to a collapse that killed one worker and injured four others.

Navistar announced the opening of proving grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., where the company will test its entire portfolio of products, including Class 5-8 commercial trucks.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of 42-year-old Alexander Cordova, who was crushed by a 7.5-ton concrete barrier wall.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued one willful citation to an employer for allowing employees to work in a 9.5-foot-deep excavation without cave-in protection.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of 44-year-old Jorge Carrion Torres who fell from a four-story apartment building.

Caterpillar employees sent 24,728 letters to Congress and the White House in support of trade legislation now moving through the Senate.

A Republican senator proposed that Congress create a new bank to compensate for the deficit in federal infrastructure funding.

Wired.com has published an opinion piece that accuses equipment manufacturers, specifically John Deere and General Motors, of "eviscerat[ing] the notion of ownership" of machines

A 25-year-old construction worker fell from scaffolding and died at the site of a Bronx public housing development.

T-Line Trucks & Chassis, a low-volume business that evolved from the old Diamond T and Diamond Reo operations, plans a return to production later this year.

Trimble announced that two Sitech Technology dealers have been established in Alabama, Florida and Georgia to serve heavy civil construction contractors. 

Kent Godbersen, GOMACO’s vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, has appointed Randy Bean as the new director of international sales.

Crews poured approximately one million gallons of concrete over a 10-hour period on the approach of the Louisville, Ky., downtown bridge.

Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will consolidate its facilities in Aurora, Ill., and South Milwaukee, Wis.

Registration is open to attend ConExpo Latin America 2015.

Voting for a gas tax increase to fund transportation investments has not hurt Republicans or Democrats at the ballot box, a new political analysis shows. 

A new study by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that “wage theft” in the Massachusetts construction industry is widespread.

Komatsu has rolled out a new equipment rental business for its Australian mining market.

The Texas Supreme Court overturned a jury’s verdict that Genie Industries Inc. was liable for the death of a worker operating one of the manufacturer's lifts.

Trimble and Advantage PressurePro announced the integration of PressurePro’s TPMS capabilities with the Trimble SNM451 Connected Site Gateway telematics device. 

Construction firms added 45,000 jobs in April and 280,000 over 12 months, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 7.5 percent.

The equipment rental industry is expected to set an industry record for revenues in 2015 according to the latest updated industry forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA).

Six new dealers have joined SDLG’s dealer network this spring, bringing the total to 23 dealers at 40 locations.

Hoffman Equipment will handle dealer sales and service for the full line of Liebherr earthmoving and material handling equipment.

OSHA officials cited DHC Contracting of Statesboro, Ga., for allowing employees to work in an excavation without cave-in protection.

Ritchie Bros. achieved net earnings of $23.6 million for the first quarter of 2015, a new first-quarter earnings record for the company, and a 65-percent increase over Q1 2014 net earnings.

Daimler's Freightliner has unveiled its Inspiration Truck, the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States.

LBX, parent of Link-Belt excavators, will utilize the ORBCOMM satellite network for telematics, enabling its customers to track and monitor their heavy machinery through the RemoteCARE equipment management tool.

Caterpillar is entering into an agreement with Yard Club, a San Francisco-based startup company that has developed an online peer-to-peer equipment rental platform.

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