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  • June 7, 2016

Six Scorching Summer Safety Tips for Construction

Hot summer days present unique challenges to staying safe on the job site. Heat stress is increasingly being recognized for contributing to the rapid onset of fatigue, distraction, and mistakes. Here are some tips to keep in mind for your summer projects: Drink Plenty of Water: The average adult human body contains 50-65 percent water, meaning…

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  • June 6, 2016

Senate Members Oppose Tax Increase on New Tractors and Trailers

The Senate Concurrent Resolution 40 (S.Con.Res.40) was recently introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), expressing opposition toward increasing the 12 percent Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy trucks and truck bodies, according to the NTEA. FET is imposed on the first retail sale of heavy-duty trucks, trailers, semitrailer chassis and bodies, and tractors – trucks…

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  • April 26, 2016

What Does Each Hard Hat Color Mean?

Wearing hard hats is a common practice in construction and essential to the safety of its workers. In 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recorded over 25,000 injuries and as many as 36 deaths caused by construction accidents including falls, trench collapses and scaffold collapses. With data suggesting the dangers of a construction site,…

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  • April 7, 2016

Construction Sector Could See Boost from Obama’s 2017 Budget

President Obama’s budget for fiscal-year 2017 arrived in Congress in February. The proposal, which still needs to be voted on, would boost total spending by 4.9 percent, with most of that going towards programs such as social security and interest payments on the national debt. The budget is filled with minus signs for federal construction…

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  • March 31, 2016

Trucking Demand Had Uptick in February

The tonnage shipped by the trucking business rose to an all-time high in February, with rates for truckload shipments up ticking slightly from a year ago. The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage index rose 7.2 percent in February from a month earlier.* ATA’s chief economist attributed February’s strong volumes to shippers playing “catch-up” after…

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