Aug
    20
    Statement by ARTBA CEO Dave Bauer on Proposed Changes to FMCSA Hours of Service Rule
    American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Dave Bauer released the following statement regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed changes to the hours of service rule for truckers: ARTBA applauds FMCSA for proposing long-needed updates to the federal hours of service rule. The proposed revisions...

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    Aug
    16
    ARTBA Reports: A Big Week for Regulatory Reform
    By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA The Trump administration this week announced three regulatory measures with significant impact for ARTBA members: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a request for information asking the regulated community to help clarify various aspects of the crystalline silica rule. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)...

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    Aug
    05
    ARTBA Announces Schapker As New Vice President of Legislative Affairs
    The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced the hiring of Lauren Schapker as vice president of legislative affairs, a newly created position. She brings to the association nearly 15 years of experience in infrastructure policy issues. As one of ARTBA’s primary advocates on Capitol Hill, Schapker will work with...

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    Aug
    19
    A Little Road Work
    A Little Road Work By Greg Sitek Greg Sitek What’s going to happen on September 30, 2020? The FAST Act — Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act — is scheduled to expire? Will it? If it does will it make a difference? The American Road and Transportation Builders Association is working overtime to develop information and...

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    May
    20
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    *  Now here’s something you don’t hear too much about anymore: Ozone, you know – O3, the weird molecule that includes 3 oxygen atoms and was the primary focus of air pollution policy for, oh, I don’t know, 45 years?  (Not to be confused with Ozone Park, in Queens, where “Ozone”...

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    May
    13
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update *:D big grin
    *  The Bipartisan Policy Center presented a fascinating first-look and panel discussion regarding a new report by the Rhodium Group titled “Capturing Leadership Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology.”  Capture refers to removing CO2 from ambient air, a technologically based climate policy that many green people don’t...

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    Jul
    24
    DEWALT Offers Two new Cordless Tools
      DEWALT®  20V MAX* Cordless Fencing Staple The 20V MAX* Cordless Fencing Stapler (DCFS950) that is optimized for installing various types of agricultural fencing such as woven wire, high tensile, barbed wire, deer fencing, field fencing, and more. Part of the 20V MAX* System from DEWALT featuring over 200 products, the stapler...

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    Jul
    17
    Michelin Introduces Next Generation of its Skid Steer Tweel
    Making its North American debut at Ag in Motion in Saskatchewan, the MICHELIN®X®TWEEL®SSL™ 2 AT and HST 12N16.5 ─ the airless tire solution for skid steers─ will launch the new version of its award-winning airless radial tire in both an all-terrain (AT) and a hard-surface version (HST). Available Aug. 1in...

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    Jul
    16
    DEWALT® Announces FLEXVOLT® 60V MAX* Cordless Pipe Threader
    Expanding the FLEXVOLT® System for plumbing and mechanical, electrical applications Cordless powered threading will soon be available through the new DEWALT FLEXVOLT® 60V MAX* Cordless Pipe Threader (DCE700). Adding to the growing FLEXVOLT® System, the tool’s high-performance brushless motor delivers long runtime in demanding applications, without the hassles of power cords,...

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    Aug
    02
    Cemen Tech Expands North American Dealer Network
    Cemen TechExpands North American Dealer Network Major new dealer partnerships in the U.S. open up new territories to high-quality volumetric concrete equipment and expertise.   Cemen Tech, the global leader in volumetric concrete mixing, has announced agreements with two major construction equipment dealerships in the U.S. to sell and service the company’s...

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    Aug
    02
    ARTBA Sends Grassroots Call-To-Acton Memorandum to Members
    A bipartisan group of 21 U.S. Senators this week voted unanimously to reauthorize the federal highway and bridge program A YEAR EARLY and with the largest increase in core highway investment IN 15 YEARS. The Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee July 30 approved “America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act” (ATIA), S. 2302, which would set...

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    Jul
    16
    CONEXPO-CON/AGG Again Wins Best Construction Podcast, Introduces New Direction and Host – Missy Scherber
    Beginning in August 2019, construction business owner and social media influencer Missy Scherber will take the mic as the host of CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio in a new series called “Contractor Conversations.” This announcement comes on the heels of CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio being named Best Construction Podcast by Construction Junkie for the second year...

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