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  • Compaction Roller Safety | How To Avoid Rollovers on Sloped Jobsites
    Compaction Roller Safety | How To Avoid Rollovers on Sloped Jobsites
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    Every year, construction workers die in rollover accidents. No cost is greater than the loss of human life, especially considering these accidents are preventable. The following reminders about compaction roller safety are just as applicable to any other construction equipment.
    Newer compaction rollers are designed to be more stable. They have a lower center of

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  • Increasing Fuel Efficiency and Quality Helping To Keep Truck Sales Strong Into 2016
    Increasing Fuel Efficiency and Quality Helping To Keep Truck Sales Strong Into 2016
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    Industry expert opinions vary considerably when it comes to predicting medium- and heavy-duty truck sales for 2016. Some expect the tremendous increase in sales we’ve seen since late 2014 to flatten out, or even dip a bit. Others see a continuing upward trend.
    One of those is Brian Cota, vice president of sales, national accounts

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  • Daimler Announces Plans To Bring Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line To US
    Daimler Announces Plans To Bring Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line To US
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    Daimler says “Built in Detroit” is more than a marketing slogan for their company. Just last month Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced its intention to begin producing its new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty Detroit engines at a plant in Redford, Michigan, which is outside Detroit.
    At the same time, they officially launched production of

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  • Shortages In Skilled Construction Workers Make Jobsite Safety Even More Important
    Shortages In Skilled Construction Workers Make Jobsite Safety Even More Important
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    How To Work Safely When Shorthanded.
    Just a year ago, the Associated General Contractors released results of a nationwide study that showed 83% of construction firms were understaffed in key crafts. Skilled workers such as carpenters, roofers, electricians and equipment operators are in severely short supply, as are laborers and even supervisory and management personnel.

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  • Daimler Exec Looks into Freightliner Future
    Daimler Exec Looks into Freightliner Future
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    Freightliner is on the move – no surprise, given the company’s long history of successful growth in the trucking industry. In 2014, Freightliner Trucks posted an uptick in orders that set new records for the company and the industry as well. But that was last year. What’s next?
    Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales

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  • Daimler Tests New Technology As They Advance Towards Autonomous Trucks
    Daimler Tests New Technology As They Advance Towards Autonomous Trucks
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    No doubt you’ve been following the amazing story of Daimler’s development of autonomous trucks. At the end of September, Daimler Trucks put their latest-version trucks to another test, this time on a real highway, under real-life driving conditions. They say their Mercedes-Benz Actros is the first series-production truck to advance to this level of testing.
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  • Allied Construction Products Serving Up A Variety of Demolition Attachment Options Since 1942
    Allied Construction Products Serving Up A Variety of Demolition Attachment Options Since 1942
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    When you need to break things up, you need Allied Construction Products’ Rammer series hammers. Allied is widely recognized as the leader when it comes to manufacturing hydraulic breakers – no surprise since they invented the high performance boom-mounted hydraulic hammer and have been perfecting their products for more than 70 years.
    Not your typical

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  • Increase Construction Jobsite Safety With These Apps For Your Smartphone or Tablet
    Increase Construction Jobsite Safety With These Apps For Your Smartphone or Tablet
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    Construction equipment is now able to work “smarter” and safer than ever, thanks to new technologies. You can, too. New mobile apps designed specifically for workers in the field enable you to increase construction jobsite safety in many ways. Safety managers are using these new tools to augment the traditional elements of their safety program

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  • How Salt Brine & Anti Ice Systems Can Help You Get The Most Out of Your Salt This Winter
    How Salt Brine & Anti Ice Systems Can Help You Get The Most Out of Your Salt This Winter
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    Remember last winter? You’d probably rather not. But if you’re responsible for keeping roadways clear of snow and ice, it’s time to lay in supplies for the coming season. Should you go with traditional rock salt, or would salt brine and anti-ice technologies be more effective? You need to think about your budget, too. But

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