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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. 

Caterpillar Inc. announced its sponsorship of the 2014 High Horsepower Summit (HHP) Summit, held Oct. 6 to 9 in New Orleans.

Takaharu Fushimi, a managing corporate officer with Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (YRC), has returned to the U.S. to assume the post of CEO for Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA).

The updated Cat 568C site prep tractor, a land-management package for its tracked loaders, and a focus on attachments mark Caterpillar’s push into what it calls a growing market of land management.

Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. announced that RECO Equipment Inc., headquarted in Belmont, Ohio, acquired Republic Crane LLC. with locations in Charlotte, N.C., and Florence, Ky.

Trimble announced that a SITECH Technology Dealer has been established in northeast and south Mexico. 

Dust Control Technology (DCT) announced that the company’s core products have been successfully certified as meeting Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards. 

Navistar Inc. will highlight its most fuel-efficient Class 8 truck specification and introduce several new OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics features at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition.

Construction employers added 16,000 jobs and the sector's unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in September, according to an analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Two landscaping workers digging a ditch for a drainage pipe in Morris County, N.J., were killed when the trench collapsed, according to NJ.com.

In the past five years, 15 percent of all workplace fatalities investigated by the Kansas City Regional Office of OSHA have involved vehicle accidents that struck employees in the workplace.

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 5.5 percent in 2014, according to the fourth-quarter update to the 2014 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. 

With October 1 marking the beginning of fiscal year 2015, the 31-member organization Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) urged Congress to find a way to pay for, and pass, a new long-term surface transportation measure as soon as possible.

According to WBAL TV, 64-year-old Michael Ray Matthews died after the mini steamroller he was operating rolled over and trapped him.

Employees of Ken Stanley, doing business as A+ Roofing, were exposed to potentially fatal falls of up to 25 feet at a Somersworth, N.H., job site due to their employer's failure to ensure the use of required fall protection, OSHA says. 

Deere & Company announced Oct.1 changes to its senior leadership team that will take place after the retirement of James A. Israel, president of John Deere Financial—the company's global financial services division headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

Construction employment expanded in 220 metro areas, declined in 73 and was stagnant in 46 between August 2013 and August 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials added that construction spending climbed to $961 billion from $915.3 billion between August 2013 and August 2014, a 5 percent increase, according to federal data also released today.

Komatsu (President & CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI) for the second consecutive year. Komatsu was recognized by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused on sustainability investing in Switzerland.

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