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Bridgestone Corporation has developed a system capable of automatically assessing conveyor belt wear. 

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) announced a new board of directors for 2015 – 2016.

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between December 2013 and December 2014 while construction employment increased in 38 states and D.C. between November and December, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, introduced a bill Tuesday that would provide $1 trillion for transportation infrastructure over the next five years, the Washington Post reports.

Voting members of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) have elected the 34th board of directors.

Oshkosh Corporation reported results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter, with access equipment sales up 7.2 percent over the previous year.

In July 2014, a Delaware high school student suffered a head injury after a one-story fall off an unguarded balcony at a construction site. 

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting nominations for its 2015 Young Executive Development Program (YEDP), held April 13 to 15 in Washington, D.C.

Caterpillar Inc. announced fourth-quarter 2014 sales and revenues of $14.244 billion, slightly down from $14.402 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with the PACCAR MX-13 engine was named the 2015 Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) at the annual ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco.

In a Chicago Tribune opinion piece, Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar’s chairman and CEO, outlined the potential benefits of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on the U.S. economy.

United Rentals Inc. announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014.

For the eighth time, OSHA has cited Northern Excavating Co. for allowing its employees to work in trenches without cave-in protection and a safe means to exit the trench.

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 $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for December was $12.9 billion, up 20 percent from new business volume in December 2013.

Scott McCandless, president of Aurora, Colo.-based McCandless Truck Center LLC, was named the 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year by American Truck Dealers.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced new assignments for some of its key staff.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $2.47 million for projects that will speed deployment of innovative road and bridge work in Maine, Pennsylvania and Washington. 

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the January 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). 

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has modified its ES and RT scissor lift lines.

Deere & Company will make workforce adjustments at several factories in Iowa and Illinois. 

Cummins Inc. will extend the QSF engine line-up at Intermat with new configurations focused on simplified installation packages intended for rental equipment applications.

Wednesday morning, traffic was moving through the corridor and all of the debris from the accident was cleared from the scene.

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane released a statement following the State of the Union address.

Volvo Penta has reached an agreement with Ohio-based Gradall to be the exclusive supplier of Tier 4 Final diesel engines for their XL line of excavators.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation will host two professional development courses in March—the Project Management Academy (PMA) and P6 Scheduling Academy—to help both new and experienced transportation construction industry professionals better manage their firm’s projects.

Eighty percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2015 while only 7 percent expect to reduce headcounts according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). 

Komatsu will integrate San Francisco-based Skycatch’s autonomous aerial data capture solution into its new Smart Construction business.

Bridgestone Commercial, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has unveiled a new website for its Dayton commercial truck tire line, DaytonTruckTires.com.

The Toro Company has added two additional equipment dealers to its distribution network.

Cummins’ Distribution Business President Pamela Carter, the first woman to lead one of the company's four main business units, is retiring effective April 1, 2015.

A portion of a bridge demolition project on Interstate 75 in Cincinnati collapsed on Monday, killing a construction worker and shutting down the road in that area.

The American Rental Association (ARA), through its ARA Rental Market Monitor subscription service, forecasts equipment rental industry total revenue growth of 8.1 percent in 2015, reaching $38.5 billion in the U.S.

Wacker Neuson SE and the Wirtgen Group will enter a strategic alliance for soil and asphalt compaction rollers.

Dr. Jon Epps, senior research fellow and executive associate director of Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University was awarded the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) S.S. Steinberg Award on Jan. 12, 2015 during the association’s annual Research & Education Division (RED) meeting in Washington, D.C.

Caterpillar announced that it will close its Reman, Components and Work Tools division facilities in Toccoa, Ga., and Franklin, N.C., affecting approximately 275 jobs, according to the Peoria Journal Star

John Deere is using an online video platform to highlight the advantage of data analysis for machine optimization using John Deere WorkSight technologies.

A team of law enforcement agencies conducted a joint investigation resulting in the arrest of two men suspected of stealing construction equipment valued at approximately $1.5 million.

 

In his first act, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner halted the planning and development of some of the state’s major interstate construction projects, including the planned 47-mile Illiana Expressway between Illinois and Indiana, according to The Daily Journal.

Equipment Appraisal Services announced that its EquipmentAuction.com subsidiary has partnered with Proxibid to provide an online machinery and equipment marketplace that provides buyers and sellers with a comprehensive risk management system boasting bank-level security, fraud prevention and a dispute resolution team. 

Health & Safety Institute has released a Spanish-language online OSHA 10-Hour training course, with content from HSI brand family member Summit Training Source.

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