Sunday | February 18, 2018

how-to Archive

A list of “don’ts” isn’t meant to embarrass or punish anyone; it’s meant to remind us that we all have habits or methods we may have learned that need refining. Work together as a team to fine-tune and fix the elements of paving for a top quality job every day.

Top 10 Paving Don’ts

In 2017, AsphaltPro magazine launched an online course that I consulted on to...

Get Back to Basics with Tank Temperatures

Editor’s Note: Beginning in 2018, AsphaltPro magazine is offering readers a new column...
Mechanical solutions introduce recycle material away from the burner flame and/or capture stray emissions to be recycled. This is a RAP PAK tower with two 30,000-gallon AC tanks designed to allow production of mixes with up to 40 percent RAP at a batch plant. Photo courtesy Meeker Equipment.

Solve Blue Smoke from High RAP

Do you see a plume of blue smoke when introducing large percentages of...
The team at Coastal Bridge in Port Allen produces modified mixes in long, steady runs to get optimum efficiency. Photo courtesy Coastal Bridge.

7 Top Tips for Plant Production Success

At the 41st annual Asphalt Contractors of Florida Association (ACAF) meeting at the...
Billy Lopes, who is in the back of the truck, manipulates the crane that brings the plate compactor on board. Greg Pacheco, on the ground, helps guide the plate compactor. Notice the wheels hanging in the “down” position.

Put Wheels on the Plate Compactor

Make life easier for the laborers by making the heavy plate compactor easier...
In 2015, the SUNY Sullivan Athletic Department received a $1 million private donation, which they used to turn the outdated tennis courts into basketball courts.

How to Pave a Sport Court: Practice Really Does Make Perfect

Efficiency. Dedication. Precision. These are traits every top-notch athlete must have. They’re also...

Asphalt Paving 101: Train Online, Anywhere, Anytime, Rain or Shine

Crews that train right get bonuses. It’s that simple. Employees that understand what...

Asphalt Plant, Paving and QCQA Training in 2018

For this year’s training directory, we must address the elephant in the room....
Steve Murray of Steve Murray Trucking, Hooksett, New Hampshire, uses a twist screw lock on each side of the tailgate. Photo courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

How to Safeguard the Tailgate

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

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