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Sandy Lender

Sandy Lender is the editor of AsphaltPro Magazine and part of the team that originated the how-to information concept in asphalt industry publishing. She holds an English degree from Truman State University in Missouri, but lives in sunny Florida where her spare time allows her to write fiction and help with sea turtle conservation on the side. Find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, and anywhere Google takes you...

Steve Murray of Steve Murray Trucking, Hooksett, New Hampshire, uses a Slide-n-Go cover system from Cramaro out of Stuart, Florida. All photos courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Put the Haul Truck’s Canopy on Rails

For the 2017 paving season, we dive into an essential area of project...

R18 Certifies Higher Calibration Costs

Typically, standards voted on within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) don’t impact...

How to Roll for Bonus, Part 1—New Ideas in Roller Maintenance

If the screed leaves a line in the mat, the roller operator is...
At the plant, the tank farm should have clear labeling on tanks and valves to lessen the opportunity for error. Check out the November issue of AsphaltPro for the full story on Milestone’s new plant and tank farm for best practices in many areas of production. Photo courtesy Astec Industries, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Avoid Dilutive Effects of AC Storage Tank Residue

With specs for polymer-modified liquid asphalt cement (PMA) more exacting today than they...
In this picture, you can see extra lights and mirrors on the front of Murray’s truck. He includes lights atop the mirrors and at the corners of the body. Convex mirrors provide extra visibility of areas that would otherwise be blind spots. All photos courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery, Part 5—Haul Truck Safety Pays Dividends

Editor’s Note: A few of the ideas in this article involve adding lighting...
In this staged photo, Steve Murray of Steve Murray Trucking, Hooksett, New Hampshire, demonstrates how some drivers may be required to spray their truck bodies with release agent by hand. The plant may have a station set up before the loadout area where the truck driver will exit the safety of the cab, ascend a platform, and use a wand to lubricate the truck bed. If this is the case, he will wear his safety vest and be aware of his surroundings when out of the truck. There’s no dilly dallying when out of the cab at an active plant. Photo courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery, Part 3—An Independent Look at Best Haul Truck Practices

For the 2017 paving season, we dive into an essential area of project...

What Tier Do You Rent Right Now?

When the clock struck midnight, ushering in 2017 and the Tier 4 Final...
After: Fred Iannotti of Halifax Paving shared that the company’s jobs before adding Evotherm® WMA additive to mixes had challenges. “The mixes were gooey, difficult to compact, and we were struggling with other mix issues as well. We needed reliability, mix consistency, workability, a compaction aid and a liquid anti-strip. Evotherm was it.”

Halifax Paving Fixes Hurricane Damage with AsphaltHalifax Fixes Hurricane Damage with Asphalt

Asphalt professionals in the southeast remain alert for more than just rain delays...

Move Mud Flaps to Save on Asphalt Mix Delivery Costs

For the 2017 paving season, we dive into an essential area of project...
The sunroof Steve Murray had installed for safety on his truck’s cab allows him to see overhead wires and tree branches from the safety of the driver’s seat. He said the $750 it cost to have the sunroof installed is the best investment he’s made.

Use a Sunroof to Spot Overhead Obstructions

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery Part 2—Put...

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