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A hike in the gas tax is not the answer to trans funding, says Utah Senator
As lawmakers search for solutions to pay for a new transportation bill by May 31, state leaders such as Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) want to make sure that raising the federal gas tax is not the fix.
March 27, 2015 – Roads & Bridges

HiPower Systems Signs RDO Equipment as Distributor, Rental Channel
HiPower Systems, a manufacturer of power generation and distribution equipment, has signed RDO Equipment Co. to be a HiPower Systems distributor in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Montana.
March 27, 2015 – RER

New Study Finds That OSHA Officials Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule for Construction Industry
A new report released today by the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) proposed silica standards for U.S. construction industry will cost the industry $5 billion per year-roughly $4 .5 billion per year more than OSHA's estimates
March 27, 2015 – Construction Equipment Guide

Construction Put-in-Place to Grow 8 Percent in 2015
Total construction put in place for 2015 is predicted to grow 8 percent according to the latest report from FMI.
March 27, 2015 – Compact Equipment

John Deere Turf Care Produces 500,000th Product at North Carolina Facility
John Deere recently marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the 500,000th unit built at the Turf Care factory in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
March 27, 2015 – Compact Equipment

CNH To Layoff Saskatoon Plant Workers
Bad news has arrived for more than 400 workers at Saskatoon's Case New Holland Industrial manufacturing plant.
March 27, 2015 – AgriMarketing

Global AgInvesting: Ten Key Trends In U.S. Agriculture
Each year, prognosticators put together trend forecasts for stakeholders in almost every industry. But one of the biggest pitfalls to such measurements is that few companies and individuals are altering their budgets and business strategies well into January.
March 27, 2015 – AgriMarketing

GAP to revamp fast-growing Bajo airport (Login Required)
Mexican airport operator GAP will invest more than 270mn pesos (US$18mn) in the next five years to revamp and expand Bajo region's booming international airport.
March 27, 2015 – BNamericas

Worthington Announces Closure of Engineered Cabs Location
Worthington Industries, Inc. WOR, +1.15% announced today that it will close its Florence, S.C. Engineered Cabs facility effective September 2015, impacting approximately 310 employees.
March 26, 2015 – Market Watch

Feds launch audit of state highway spending
The Department of Transportation is launching an audit of state highway spending.
March 26, 2015 – The Hill

US coal producers reveal varying degrees of 2014 cost-cutting success
Production costs for a handful of U.S. coal producers declined in 2014, but some Illinois Basin producers actually reported higher costs, according to a cost-of-coal-sales-per-ton analysis by SNL Energy.
March 26, 2015 – Mining World

Strongco Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
Strongco Corporation (TSX: SQP) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.
March 26, 2015 – Stockhouse

When does concession investment plunge in Chile? (Login Required)
Changes in government in Chile tend to be accompanied by a sharp, temporary slowdown in public investment in infrastructure concessions.
March 26, 2015 – BNamericas

Nepal highway project now moving forward again
The Nepalese Government is now moving forward with its plans for the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track highway project.
March 26, 2015 – World Highways

State DOTs cancel or delay $780M in trans projects, another $1.8B are at risk
Four states have cancelled or delayed $780 million in transportation improvement projects and another nine say more than $1.8 billion are at risk because of continued uncertainty in Congress over what do about the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).
March 25, 2015 – Roads & Bridges

Strong Fourth Quarter Boosts Essex Crane Rental's 2014 Numbers
Essex Crane Rental posted a fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA increase of 13.5 percent to $4.4 million while equipment rental revenue increased by $1.4 million or 12.4 percent for the quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
March 25, 2015 – RER

Farm equipment group adds directors to board
During the 64th Annual Fall Convention conducted in November 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association added three new directors to its board.
March 25, 2015 – Forest City Summit

Farm equipment group adds directors to board
During the 64th Annual Fall Convention conducted in November 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association added three new directors to its board.
March 25, 2015 – Forest City Summit

"Embrace disruptive technology or go out of business," AEMP telematics, tech seminar warns contractors
The first telematics session at the Association of Equipment Management Professionals 33rd Management Conference and Annual Meeting started out with a dire warning about disruptive technology.
March 25, 2015 – Equipment World

Illinois Governor Cuts Transportation Funding
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner created a short-term budget fix to resolve an immediate $1.6 state deficit.
March 25, 2015 – Construction Equipment

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