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Colorado sees global launch of self-driving trucks to protect road crews

18 Aug 2017: An autonomous vehicle designed to protect roadworks crews from straying vehicles has had its global launch in Colorado. more »

United Rentals to buy Neff

17 Aug 2017: United Rentals has announced that it is to buy Neff Corporation for US$1.3bn. more »

Komatsu launches new Dash-8 wheeled loader

1 Aug 2017: Komatsu America has introduced a new wheeled loader for use in applications including hard digging. more »

Sales up at Caterpillar

26 Jul 2017: Caterpillar’s sales and revenue for the second quarter of 2017 amounted to US$11.3bn, up from US$10.3bn for the same period last year. more »

New directors join AEM board

24 Jul 2017: Vice presidents of Caterpillar and Deere & Company have been elected to the construction equipment board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). more »

Whitewater project calls on Volvo excavators

24 Jul 2017: Volvo excavators have been put to work in a Colorado river to create a safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts. more »

AASHTO publishes road tunnel guidance

19 Jul 2017: New design and construction guidance for road tunnels has been published by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO). more »

OSHA blames safety failures for deaths of three workers

19 Jul 2017: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a utility business for serious safety violations following the deaths of three workers who succumbed to toxic gases in a manhole. more »

OSHA to release accident-reporting tool

17 Jul 2017: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is set to launch a web-based tool that will enable electronic submission of injury and illness data. more »

National alliance picks Caterpillar for heavy equipment supply

13 Jul 2017: A national purchasing alliance of government agencies led by the city of Tucson has awarded Caterpillar a five-year contract to supply heavy equipment, parts and related services. more »

Market for elevating work platforms grows

13 Jul 2017: The global market for mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) has grown strongly in the past year, with US numbers exceeding expectations and steady growth throughout Europe. more »

Home Depot to buy equipment rental business

6 Jul 2017: The Home Depot has reached an agreement to buy Compact Power Equipment, Inc for US$265m in cash. more »

Chicago tells contractors to improve truck safety

4 Jul 2017: Chicago is to introduce an ordinance requiring city contractors to install side guards and convex mirrors on large trucks. more »

Balfour Beatty US expands deployment of collaboration tool

22 Jun 2017: Balfour Beatty US has selected Egnyte Connect as the system to be used for collaboration across the company. more »

Missouri contractor receives further safety fines

20 Jun 2017: A Missouri contractor faces more than $714,000 in penalties after it continued to allow dangerous work to take place in trenches even following the death of one of its workers in similar conditions. more »

Doosan expands US operations

7 Jun 2017: Doosan Bobcat North America has completed a US$9.5m expansion of its headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota. more »

OSHA finds safety failings on Pacific casino site

6 Jun 2017: Three contractors building a casino in Saipan face penalties of US$$193,750 following an investigation by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). more »

New JCB dealership opens in Denver

25 May 2017: Flaska JCB has opened its second JCB dealership. more »

Green light for Ritchie Bros to acquire IronPlanet

18 May 2017: The receipt of unconditional anti-trust clearance from the US authorities means that the acquisition of US equipment auction business IronPlanet by Canada’s Richie Bros is expected to close in the next few weeks. more »

Atlas Copco opens new US manufacturing plant

18 May 2017: Atlas Copco has inaugurated a new plant that will make portable compressors and generators for the construction market, as well as medical gas products for hospitals. more »

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