Editors’ Blog

The Cat Smartband monitors users’ alertness throughout the workday. Photo courtesy of Cat

Safety technologies help manage operator fatigue

April 13, 2017By

Incidents related to fatigue are not uncommon in the aggregate industry, but some safety technologies exist to help reduce these types of incidents.

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Solar panels a future option to protect US roads, bridges

March 28, 2017By

Solar roads could be an option to protect roads, bridges and other surfaces in the future, but coming technologies could limit the nation’s need for aggregate materials.

In the near future, jobsites will integrate more telematics, according to Honeyman. Photo by Megan Smalley

Doosan Bobcat VP discusses possible future for jobsites

March 13, 2017By

Joel Honeyman, VP of innovation at Doosan Bobcat, discussed the future of jobsites during a Tech Talks presentation at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

Safety takeaways from OSSGA seminar

Safety takeaways from OSSGA seminar

March 8, 2017By

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association invited Curtis Weber, a motivational speaker, to share his workplace accident survival story at its 2017 seminar.

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Make ConExpo-Con/Agg work for you

February 14, 2017By

How to maximize your time between the exhibits, educational sessions, networking opportunities and other events at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

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Executive orders, Cabinet leaders to shape industry

January 31, 2017By

Donald Trump is off and running in the first week and a half of his presidency, issuing a couple of executive orders that are expected to impact the industries PP&E covers.

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Infrastructure investments emphasized in Trump victory speech

November 9, 2016By

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in the wee hours of the morning Nov. 9, and he imparted a number of messages in his victory speech – including his desire to enhance the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

Next generation dredging

Next generation dredging

November 8, 2016By

A 30-ft.-long “speed bump” that serves as a fully automated sediment collector offers a window into a new world of “dredging.”