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Manitou released its third-quarter 2014 results, indicating a 5 percent increase in sales from the same period in 2013. 

A Kenworth T880 will transport the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to more than 30 community celebrations before a final stop for setup, decoration and the tree-lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Half of fleets with off-road equipment who are in the market for maintenance-management software currently use manual methods

OSHA issued a directive for enforcing requirements of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.

JCB will cut up to 150 jobs at its sites in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Wrexham sites in the U.K., according to the Stoke Sentinel.

Most construction firms report they are having trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots as the industry recovers from its years-long downturn, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). 

Caterpillar Inc. announced third-quarter 2014 sales and revenues of $13.549 billion, up from $13.423 billion in the third quarter of 2013.

CNH Industrial N.V. has been awarded a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014.

OSHA has cited Stafford Transport Inc., a solid waste removal trucking company, for five safety and health violations following an inspection at the company's Mableton, Ga., facility. 

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for September was $9.4 billion, up 21 percent from new business volume in September 2013. 

Construction firms added jobs in 39 states between September 2013 and September 2014 while construction employment increased in 34 states and the District of Columbia between August and September, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). 

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Globe Awards program.

The Caterpillar Foundation will provide an additional $1 million to the $7.5 million investment made to The ONE Campaign for its advocacy work in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa, particularly to boost the organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 

According to the latest survey of asphalt mix producers conducted by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 106.4 million tons of warm-mix asphalt — nearly a third of all asphalt pavement mix production — was used during the 2013 construction season.

Positive use of multiple forms of recycled materials to repair and replace road surfaces.

Classes are under way at the expanded customer training center and new proving grounds for lift and access equipment at JLG Industries’ headquarters in McConnellsburg, Pa.

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the October 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), indicating an overall confidence of 60.4, slightly better than the September index of 60.2, with survey participants indicating increasing or consistent demand tempered by U.S. economic concerns. 

Komatsu Ltd. was chosen as a leading company of the CDP Japan 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) and Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) by CDP, respectively, for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate climate change risks.

A 39-year-old tree trimmer was killed when the mechanical arm supporting the bucket of an aerial lift suddenly collapsed, striking the cab of the truck and ejecting the worker onto the pavement.

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that Tim Gerbus has joined IMT as director of sales.

Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) solution—the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV)—at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

German Garcia Cano, a San Antonio heavy equipment dealer, pleaded guilty to bribery last week, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.

Student videos highlight transportation infrastructure needs.

Takeuchi-US named Bennett Equipment & Supply Co. as its newest dealer in South Carolina. 

Twenty-two trucking and transportation firms and individuals in 18 states that had purchased or leased vehicles powered by Caterpillar Inc., heavy-duty, on-highway diesel engines have filed a consolidated class action lawsuit in federal court against the company. 

Kubota announced today that it will introduce two skid steer loader models, the SSV65 and SSV75, in 2015.

Huang XiaoMin, president of China Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (CNCMC), announced that the Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar (BICES) 2015 is scheduled to be held Sept. 22 to 25, 2015 at the Beijing International Exhibition Center, with the theme of “Quality, Innovation, Build Common Dream.”

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting applications for the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program for the 2014-15 academic year.

Common Ground Alliance (CGA) announced findings from its comprehensive 2013 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

A construction worker died after falling three stories when climbing through a window onto a telehandler at a hotel work site in South Tyler, Texas, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 4 million in Q4 2013, according to a new research report from analyst firm Berg Insight.

Caterpillar announced that group presidents Stu Levenick and Steve Wunning, and vice president Steve Gosselin have elected to retire.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2015 Transportation Development Hall of Fame. 

Two employees of Industrial Power Systems were exposed to cave-in hazards while installing steam and chill water piping for the construction of a recreation center on the University of Toledo (Ohio) campus, according to OSHA. 

Oshkosh Corporation announced that its Defense segment plans to reduce its workforce in Oshkosh, Wis., by approximately 250 to 300 hourly positions in December 2014.

Daimler Trucks North America will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016.

The board of directors of Caterpillar Inc. voted to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of $0.70 per share of common stock, payable Nov. 20, 2014, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 20.

OSHA is seeking proposals to provide OSHA 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Program online courses in the construction, general and maritime industries, and targeted training for young workers.

OSHA has cited Manchester, Conn.-based Rockville Construction LLC for 25 serious violations of workplace safety and health standards. 

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