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The new data acquisition feature will be called Ford Telematics powered by Telogis.

CNH Industrial N.V. will integrate the satellite network of Iridium Communications into the telematics systems for its construction equipment segment.

Kenworth will offer heavier front axles for its T370 Class 7 model.

Ford is issuing a safety recall for 538 service replacement steering gears that may have been installed on 2008-2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks.

Class 8 truck net orders reached 30,100 units in February, according to preliminary data from FTR.

Navistar International Corp. released its first quarter 2015 net loss of $42 million compared to a first quarter 2014 net loss of $248 million.

A federal court has banned an Illinois sewer and water contractor from trenching, excavation and construction after exposing employees to trenching hazards. 

Altec Industries Inc. is recalling 724 2005-2013 model-year Altec Crane Telescopic Jibs manufactured from March 1, 2005 to Aug. 30, 2013.

Navman Wireless and Teletrac Inc., two companies in the GPS fleet and asset tracking space, have merged to create one global telematics organization.

Westbrook, Maine-based Chadwick-Baross joins the SDLG dealer network, selling and supporting the complete lineup of SDLG wheel loaders.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health March 31-April 1, 2015.

The Consumer Price Index dropped 0.7 percent in January, largely due to the decline in gasoline prices. 

The low cost to run work vehicles on propane will be on display at this week’s NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. 

The acquisition supports Paladin’s product diversification objectives and improves its presence in the agricultural market sector. 

H&E Equipment Services has surpassed the $400 million mark in equipment rental revenues for 2014, totaling $404.1 million, compared to $338.9 million in 2013.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. reported results for the three months and year ended Dec. 31, 2014. 

Getable, an app for ordering and tracking equipment, has raised $5 million to expand its services nationwide. 

Construction contractors and equipment distributors have continued optimism about local, nonresidential construction activity in 2015.

Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment ended 2014 with a 13.2 percent drop compared to 2013, with a total $17.26 billion shipped to global markets.

Arizona lost more construction jobs than any other state in the U.S. last year, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Top construction association official urges congressional leadership to push for swift passage of new surface transportation bill given the widespread support for the measure within both parties.

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a biofuel producer, has cut back on North American biodiesel output. 

According to the American Rental Association, approximately 50 percent of construction equipment is rented. A free app by software company Getable is streamlining the renting process.

Donaldson Company, Inc. announced its financial results for its Fiscal 2015 second quarter, showing a 14 percent drop in net earnings.

Terex Cranes presents a free online lift planning tool, called Terex Liftplan, designed to add value to customers’ lifting operations.

AEM President Dennis Slater released a statement following President Obama's Keystone Pipeline veto.

President Obama has vetoed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Generac Power Systems has established a new brand and commercial group to better serve its mobile power products customers.

After a multiyear study focused on modernizing its global headquarters, Caterpillar Inc. reaffirmed it will remain in Peoria, Ill., and revealed a design that will eventually span 31 acres on the city's riverfront. 

Deere & Co. released its first quarter fiscal 2015 earnings on Friday, which were better than expected despite heavy declines.

Fifteen full-tuition scholarships are available for the Construction Core Jump Start Program this summer. 

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry

Sullair launched its Certified Reman 375H cfm portable air compressor, at the ARA Rental Show in New Orleans. 

Revenues increased by two percent for 2014 for Finning, the world’slargest Caterpillar dealer, with CDN $6.9 billion (about U.S. $5.5 billion) for the year. 

Labor unions have reached an agreement to forgo overtime pay if construction of the $985 million NFL St. Louis stadium goes around the clock five days a week, a move that could reduce the cost by $45 million.

Even as construction project surge, construction managers can not find enough skilled workers to fill the job demand. 

Komatsu Ltd. President and CEO Tetsuji Ohashi now has equity participation in ZMP Inc.,  in order to facilitate technological collaboration in automation of construction and mining equipment.

Caterpillar Inc. announced the grand opening of its first data innovation lab, located in Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

A report from Utilimarc looking at more than 5,500 half-ton pickups from the company’s utility clients, compares operating costs, average miles driven, acquisition costs and repairs of 4x2 versus 4x4 half-ton pickups.

Construction spending rose to a six-year high of $982 billion for 2014.

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