Tuesday | November 21, 2017

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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...

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.

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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.

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Colorado visitors have an improved, award-winning asphalt surface along the State Highway 145 in Dolores County thanks to Elam Construction’s dedication to quality and partnership with CDOT.

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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 www.usasphaltmaintenance.com. All photos courtesy U.S. Asphalt Maintenance.

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The dryer installed at N.B. West includes a knock-out box to allow fines to enter the RAP collar via gravity chute. Photo courtesy Tarmac International.

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Rick Eddington welds the cold feed bins.

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