Viewing entries posted in January 2013


ARTBA Predicts Construction Market for 2013

Posted by on 31 January 2013

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The forecast for 2013? Mostly good, with a 3 percent chance for growth.


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NYS Toll Increase Dropped | Tappan Zee Project Continues

Posted by on 24 January 2013

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The Latest on the NYS Toll Increase & the Tappan Zee Bridge Project

The ongoing news regarding the Tappan Zee Bridge rebuild project has been slow moving at times, but there is good news for the trucking industry! As of December 17th 2012 the proposed toll increase has been dropped. The toll hike has been continuously been referred to as "modest" by those who proposed it, but the general consensus has been that a 45% increase is far from modest.

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Use Caution and Safety Equipment to Prevent Fatal Falls

Posted by on 17 January 2013

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 Falls pose a serious risk to construction workers. Almost all work sites have unprotected sides, edges, wall openings or floor openings at some point during construction. Having a company plan together for working around elevated openings is important to greatly minimize the danger you and your coworkers face.

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Osh Kosh Truck | 5-Station Chassis Walk Around

Posted by on 12 January 2013

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In an earlier post back in December of last year, you started to look at the versatile H-Series Snow Chassis from Osh Kosh Trucks and some of the potential applications available for it (READ IT HERE if you missed it).

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Testing Begins in Canada on the New Supercube trailer

Posted by on 4 January 2013

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The Ontario Transport agency has approved the testing of Walmart Canada's "Supercube" trailer on Ontario roadways. This new 60' trailer will allow the retailer to ship 30% more product than a standard 53' trailer. The testing will take place for 18 months, but will have some restrictions imposed. Walmart Canada was granted permission to operate up to five approved Supercube trailers and said it plans to operate four Supercubes in Ontario, which will each be pulled by Freightliner Argosy tractors.

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Kobelco Construction Machinery Goes Direct

Posted by on 2 January 2013

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Kobelco Excavators To Be Sold Direct Around the Globe

On December 26, 2012 Kobelco Construction Machinery Co, Ltd. made an announcement that the initial 10-year term of its global alliance with CNH Global N.V. would not be renewed on December 31, 2012. Starting yesterday, January 1, 2013, the company will market and provide services on its own in several markets including North America, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa, and the CIS countries.

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