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New photos and video provide a glimpse at the stalled tunnel-boring machine Bertha

New U.S. housing and labor market figures point to continued improvement in both areas. 

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) broke ground Sept. 17 on an $834 million project that will create 30 miles of dedicated managed toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. 

Cummins Inc. received the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award from the National Safety Council.

Holder Construction Group LLC and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have established a strategic partnership to protect and educate workers on construction hazards during the building of the Oasis Data Center Project in Omaha.

Volvo Construction Equipment stands behind the quality and integrity of its machines with a lifetime warranty on frame and structure components.

 

Komatsu was selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI).

BlueLine Rental announced the acquisition of JustRuss Rental Inc., a full-service equipment rental company with three locations in Alabama. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

In an effort to recruit the next generation of craft professionals, NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative is once again declaring October as “Careers in Construction Month.” 

Out of 35,000 entries, Beth Hodges from Indian Trail, N.C., was selected as Manitou Americas Inc.’s (MAM) Gehl R190 Throwback Skid Loader Sweepstakes winner.

Two construction workers were rescued after a trench collapsed on them in Lake Geneva, Wis., Thursday, Sept. 11, GazetteXtra reported.

Indiana Toll Road operators are considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to get out of their $6 million debt, nwitimes.com reported. 

Caterpillar Inc. has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), recognizing Caterpillar as a sustainability leader in the Industrial Engineering sector.

Lawmakers in Texas are pushing for the passage of Proposition 1, which would amend the Texas constitution to allow part of oil and gas revenue to be spent on transportation projects. 

The Department of Transportation will distribute an estimated $600 million to 72 infrastructure projects as part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.

Terex Corp. announced that it is lowering its full year 2014 guidance, as well as providing quarterly guidance for the third quarter.

A new report claims the average California driver loses $2,500 per year as a result of driving on rough roads that are congested, deteriorated or lack certain safety features.

Caterpillar announced that it will open a data analytics laboratory in the University of Illinois (UI) Research Park in Champaign, Ill., later this year. 

According to Work Truck magazine, North American Class 5-7 truck net orders totaled 17,700 in August 2014, indicating a 12 percent increase from the month prior.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.

Terex Fuchs E Series material handlers now feature standard Eco Mode operation that provides fuel savings. 

Nick Ivanoff, president & CEO of Ammann & Whitney, has been elected 2014-2015 chairman by the members of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). 

Advanced technologies capable of autonomous driving to complement vehicle operators were demonstrated on a Peterbilt Model 579 concept truck during the ITS World Congress in Detroit.

A second-generation Bobcat compact equipment owner won a Special Edition One-Millionth Bobcat T650 compact track loader during Bobcat Company’s “Unstoppable” campaign and Million Loaders Celebration contest.

Neff Corp. has filed for an initial public offering of its Class A common stock, according to a Reuters report.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at the Build America Infrastructure Investment Summit a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for $950 million to help pay for the reconstruction and widening of 21 miles of Interstate 4 in metropolitan Orlando, Fla.

Blossman Services is poised to introduce a dual-fuel system for Class 8 diesels.

OSHA awarded $10,687,000 through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program to 78 nonprofit organizations, including community- and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations, and colleges and universities.

A new report released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) highlights the contributions of the construction equipment (CE) industry to the American economy by supporting hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs and billions in economic activity in its industry area.

Trimble has acquired privately-held Load Systems International Inc. (LSI) a manufacturer of wireless and hardwired crane safety instrumentation, headquartered in Quebec City, Canada.

U.S. construction machinery exports dropped 17.3 percent during the first half of 2014 compared with midyear 2013.

Construction industry employment reached a five-year high in August as the sector added 20,000 jobs and its unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest rate for August in seven years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). 

Joy Global Inc. reported third quarter fiscal 2014 results, with consolidated net sales totaling $876 million, a 34 percent decrease versus the third quarter of 2013.

B & T Underground Inc., based in North Riverside, Ill., exposed workers to cave-in hazards, according to OSHA, and has been cited for one willful, two serious and four repeat safety violations.

The AEM/AEMP Draft Telematics API (Application Programming Interface) Standard is now available to end-users, including contractors, fleet managers, rental managers and dealers/distributors, as well as OEMs, systems management firms and other interested construction/industrial and related industry professionals.  

After releasing third-quarter earnings, Navistar CEO Troy Clarke told Reuters that while the company is recovering from fallen sales due to an investment in a proprietary emissions-reduction system, it has no plans to sell any of its major business units.

Takeuchi-US has added Flagler Construction Equipment as their newest dealer in Florida. 

Kenworth has introduced Allison’s FuelSense packages for new Kenworth Class 8 and medium duty trucks specified with Allison Highway Series and Rugged Duty Series automatic transmissions.

Consumers are beginning to see the safety benefits associated with telematics as a major proof point when deciding whether or not to adopt a usage-based insurance (UBI) program, while commercial fleet managers are interested primarily in price cuts, according to the 2014 LexisNexis Insurance Telematics Study

Navistar International Corporation announced a third quarter 2014 net loss of $2 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to a third quarter 2013 net loss of $247 million, or $3.06 per diluted share.

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