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Be Prepared for Possible Audit with Revised I-9 Employment Verification Forms

  With the New Year upon us, it’s a good time to get your house in order and review your hiring policies. One of those policies...

5 Tips to Comply with Electronic Logging Mandates in 2017

By the end of this year, all of your trucks should comply with new electronic logging mandates and utilize electronic logging devices (ELDs). Although this mandate from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was designed for over-the-road truckers, the asphalt industry must also watch these regulations closely to ensure compliance. Plus, with the value of […]

How to Pave Asphalt Curb Ramps Correctly

How to pave asphalt curb ramps correctly More than 25 years after Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act, compliance with the law can still be confusing. That’s because ADA requirements are a set of national rules, but your clients are also responsible for meeting state and local requirements. According to Julie Brinkhoff, project director […]

Perth was the fastest-growing city in Australia. Jackson Asphalt has completed over 11,500 asphalt projects.

Jackson Asphalt: How the Aussies Build a Parking Lot

By Sam Wade Jackson Asphalt, Maddington, Australia, completes hundreds of car parks a year. The company is located in a growing area where new construction is in high demand. The process for installing a new car park is straightforward and, as long as each part of the process is followed and checked before moving on […]

IROCK’s two-deck TS-512 portable tracked screening plant is portable.

Check Out New Asphalt Production Equipment, Services

As you update the asphalt plant, tank farm, testing lab, crushing site or recycling areas, new equipment is probably on your “to buy” list. Even before we get to CONEXPO-CON/AGG next month, manufacturers and service providers are rolling out new parts and updating existing components to make top quality mixes easier for your crew to […]

Pay attention to the cleanliness of the screed overall to keep cold chunks of material from randomly affecting your asphalt mat. Photos courtesy John Ball of Top Quality Paving and Training.

Top Tips for a Clean Asphalt Mat

Getting a clean asphalt mat behind the paver is more likely to happen when the screed is in good repair. Let’s take a look at this screed in particular for some good ideas to help your crew achieve a better mat. As you can see by the 5-gallon bucket of release agent on the deck, […]

Earnest R. Beckner, Jr., poses at an airfield sealing project. His company, U.S. Asphalt Maintenance LLC, based out of Richmond, Virginia, is a member of the National Veteran Owned Business Association and a licensed Class “A” Virginia Highway Heavy Contractor. Check them out at All photos courtesy U.S. Asphalt Maintenance.

U.S. Asphalt Seals the Southeast

What started in the ’80s as a father and son sealing team has adapted to age, growth and regional demand for Earnest (Earnie) R. Beckner, Jr. He and his father, Ray Beckner, Sr., began Beckner’s Asphalt Pavement Maintenance in 1984 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Around 1992, they dissolved the company and moved north, where Earnie […]

Mauldin’s 1750-C Asphalt Paver

  Asphalt contractors want to enhance their potential to take on both big and small projects. For improved flexibility, the 1750-C commercial class asphalt paver from Mauldin Paving Products, Taylors, South Carolina, is designed to pave widths ranging from 8 to 16 feet. Here’s how it works. First, the haul truck delivers mix to the […]

Around the Globe: February

Asphalt industry news from around the globe. France The company is based in Kohler, Wisconsin, but Kohler Power System unveiled an all-new range of large diesel industrial generators at a global launch event in Strasbourg, France. The KD Series includes generator sets between 800 kVA and 4,200 kVA, and they’re available globally. India India was […]

KM International’s T2 Asphalt Recycler

  Getting the right amount of mix to a pavement maintenance job site is half the battle out there. You want to have the mix sufficiently hot, and you’d like to take advantage of cost savings wherever possible. The team from KM International, North Branch, Michigan, has developed the KM T2 Asphalt Recycler to make […]

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