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News December 08, 2014
Former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood recently told the 64th annual Maine Transportation Conference that unless the gas tax is raised the country will become “one big pothole.” Despite such a remark’s flirtation with hyperbole, this has been LaHood’s post-appointment stump speech for some...
News December 05, 2014
According to a forecast released this week by American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) chief economist Dr. Alison Premo Black, the U.S. transportation construction market will grow 3.1% from $185.9 billion in 2014 to $191.7 billion in 2015. This is slightly above anticipated...
Bridge Rescue Case Studies December 05, 2014

Deck removal totalled more than 22,000 linear ft of cut reinforced concrete.

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JP Hogan utilized Husqvarna products to disassemble the old Bayonne Bridge.

PANAMAX-sized ships are one of the ways goods from across the world are transported to consumers in the U.S. It is very important these container ships arrive safely into our ports. Unfortunately, the Bayonne Bridge roadway in Staten Island, N.Y. was not high enough to allow these massive ships to...
Maintenance Article December 04, 2014
As Larry Gescher tries to end a game of communication hopscotch in the state of Oregon, he is tossing more than one pebble out into the construction marketplace.   His new firm would probably prefer to work out of the square offering bridge construction and rehab, but he’ll also take more unique...
Safety Article December 04, 2014
Humans and wildlife interact in some form or another on a daily basis.   If you are one of the many people that enjoy viewing wildlife, sightings can be exciting, but when traveling at high speeds, close encounters can be dangerous or even fatal. In the 1990s, the number of vehicular accidents...
Trucks News December 04, 2014
With roads seemingly crumbling everywhere, the demand placed on those roads is a logical bone of contention—notably in the state of Michigan, where lawmakers have decided that truck weight restrictions are just fine the way they are.   A bill introduced by State Sen. Steve Bieda (D-Warren) called...
News December 03, 2014
A Wisconsin state transportation panel this week approved major highway projects in the southeastern region of the state that will see a combined investment of more than a half-billion dollars. The announcement comes with support from Gov. Scott Walker.   Despite the looming funding dry-up and the...
Safety News December 02, 2014
The new orange is coming to Wisconsin.   The Wisconsin DOT announced it would be using orange pavement markings in at least three separate locations throughout the Zoo Interchange project to see if the change in color does make a difference when it comes to safety. It’s the first known application...
Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication News December 02, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. will begin implementing new advanced safety systems across its mass-market lineup in early 2015. Precrash braking packages, an improved auto-parking feature, a next-generation auto-adjust headlamp, a vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communication system will all...
Safety Products December 01, 2014
Avery Dennison overlays are made with a special acrylic polymer that allows them to provide durable protection to finished signs, and they are also the easiest to weed in the industry. All are coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive and designed for computer sign cutting and application on the...
Safety Products December 01, 2014
TrafficJet is a new inkjet printing system that digitally prints traffic control and other custom signage on a just-in-time basis. It is a clean, simple and cost-effective way to improve the product quality and production capacity of any traffic safety or reflective sign-making operation. This...
Safety Products December 01, 2014
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Avery Dennison’s T-6000 High Intensity Series is the industry’s first prismatic high-intensity sheeting. Providing vibrant daytime colors and higher reflectivity than glass bead sheeting, this film is the whitest in the industry. Engineered to be computer cut using drum or flatbed plotters, it...
Safety Products December 01, 2014
TrafficJet allows you to make full use of sheeting width by nesting signs of various types, sizes and colors across the full web. This allows you to reduce raw material cost and streamline operations by keeping fewer sheeting widths and colors in inventory.
Equipment Videos December 01, 2014
A new way to do business. New technology is used to produce traffic control signs, delivering both quality and long-term warranted durability.
Equipment Videos December 01, 2014
Watch this video to learn best practices for fabricating retroreflective traffic signs using roll-to-roll lamination for traffic sign fabricators, original equipment manufacturers or any retroreflective product conversion.
Equipment Videos December 01, 2014
This video showcases best practices of plotter cutting prismatic and overlay films, including components of cutting tools, loading media and blade depth vs. pressure to achieve quality cutting.
Equipment Videos December 01, 2014
Watch this video for best practices for trimming Avery Dennison retroreflective sheeting, including recommended types of knives, blades and cutting techniques for traffic sign fabricators, as well as original equipment manufacturers.
News December 01, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced in an email notice delivered today that it will be delaying the delivery of its promised study of the truck size and weight issue in national transportation until 2015. The study was planned as a comprehensive examination of some of the more...
Software Products November 28, 2014
HeavyJob is more than a time card: With instant and accurate job costing, you have the power to know your profits or losses while you are still on the job so you can make changes to immediately impact your bottom line. By integrating with your accounting software, HeavyJob improves communication...
Traffic Management News November 26, 2014
Researchers at the University of Washington are developing new camera technology based in smart cars that could eventually be used to track pedestrian and vehicle traffic on an individual level.   The project makes use of a fleet of smart cars equipped with the cameras. Each individual camera is...

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