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International debuts 3 HX series vocational trucks from its new Class 8 lineup

Feb 04, 2016

International debuts 3 HX series vocational trucks from its new Class 8 lineup

On Monday, one day prior to the opening of the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, International debuted it's new Class 8, HX series of vocational trucks—the first completely new line the company has offered since 2010. The new HX ...

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BKT managing director discusses differentiation in North American OTR tire market

Jan 26, 2016

BKT managing director discusses differentiation in North American OTR tire market

Aggregates Manager took the opportunity during a recent tour of BKT Industries’ massive new tire plant in Bhuj, India, to sit down with Rajiv Poddar, BKT joint managing director, and discuss present opportunities and future moves. The $500 million plant in Bhuj ...

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Roller Compacted Concrete gaining momentum

Jan 07, 2016

Roller Compacted Concrete gaining momentum

With its placement and quick-set advantages, the use of roller compacted concrete is gaining fresh energy among contractors and road agencies. "RCC is a concrete pavement formed from a no-slump mixture, and is characterized by its unique placement methodology, which requires no ...

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Highway Trust Fund spending would reach $280 billion in 2016-2020 via FAST Act

Dec 07, 2015

Highway Trust Fund spending would reach $280 billion in 2016-2020 via FAST Act

Just days before the FAST Act became law, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) offered its review of the new five-year, $305 billion highway bill’s “budgetary impact” and how it would affect the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The CBO found spending from ...

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Caterpillar introduces MD5075C track drill with updated cab and controls

Nov 15, 2015

Caterpillar introduces MD5075C track drill with updated cab and controls

Caterpillar has introduced its MD5075C track drill, a replacement for the MD5075, with updates to the cab, touch screen navigation and control system. The new pressurized cab provides multiple shutdown options and more responsive controls than the previous model, and is ...

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Lafarge Tarmac’s new pavement can drain 15 gallons of water per minute. But there’s a catch

Oct 18, 2015

Lafarge Tarmac’s new pavement can drain 15 gallons of water per minute. But there’s a catch

Larfarge Tarmac’s Topmix Permeable pavement has been making headlines the past couple of weeks with what appears to be an unquenchable thirst for water. And in the company’s product video (below), it does seem to take on huge amount of liquid, touted ...

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House introduces $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

Oct 18, 2015

House introduces $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, on Friday introduced the $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 as a bi-partisan long-term solution for funding transportations needs. Co-authoring the bill is Peter DeFazio ...

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Kleemann demonstrates EVO mobile crusher series at Wirtgen Mineral Technology Days 2015

Sep 24, 2015

Kleemann demonstrates EVO mobile crusher series at Wirtgen Mineral Technology Days 2015

Wirtgen Group’s Kleeman demonstrated and displayed its EVO line of mobile crushers, highlighting the capacities and quick-change abilities, at the recent Wirtgen Mineral Technology Days held in Mülheim/Mosel, Germany. Wirtgen hosted more than 2,500 dealers, customers and members of the media ...

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Wirtgen Mineral Technology Days 2015 hosted 2,500 attendees (20 PHOTOS)

Sep 21, 2015

The Wirtgen Mineral Technology Days 2015 hosted more than 2,500 attendees from more than 100 countries during the event Sept. 17-18 in Mülheim/Mosel, Germany. On display were several pieces of Wirtgen equipment; including the 2200 SM 3.8 and 2500 SM ...

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House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

Jul 28, 2015

House to ignore long-term transportation funding bill and vote on 3-month extension to force Senate’s hand

The House plans to vote today on a new short-term extension for transportation funding, extending solvency for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) to October 29, and will leave on their August break this afternoon, essentially shirking any responsibility in taking up ...

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Senate votes to carry on with transportation funding bill

Jul 22, 2015

Senate votes to carry on with transportation funding bill

The Senate DRIVE Act is out of limbo after a 62-36 vote late Wednesday evening that will allow the bill to move forward. The DRIVE Act would guarantee the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund for three years. Democrats held a caucus Wednesday ...

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Senate DRIVE Act is a six-year transportation bill with three-year Highway Trust Fund financing guarantee

Jul 21, 2015

Senate DRIVE Act is a six-year transportation bill with three-year Highway Trust Fund financing guarantee

The future of a long-term transportation bill became a bit brighter after Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Barbara Boxer (D-California) announced they had agreed in principle to a bipartisan a six-year transportation bill that aims to provide the Highway Trust ...

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