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...

Nov 25, 2017

Asphalt Industry Increases its Environmentally Friendly Use of Materials

Let me begin this exposition on the asphalt industry’s use of asphalt cement (AC) and additives in environmentally positive configurations with a diversion. This diversion is toward the fantastic. Picture, if you will, a wasteland in which the missing windows of high rise buildings mimic broken teeth. Along litter-cluttered sidewalks, vines escape their cracked pots […]

BY Sandy Lender

Additives & Emulsions

Sep 23, 2017

Carolina Sunrock’s Excellence Shines with Latest Commendation

Since 2003, Carolina Sunrock LLC, a family-owned construction and materials supplier and highway contractor, with headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been accumulating Diamond Achievement Commendations for Excellence in Asphalt Plant/Site Operations from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). Carolina Sunrock, a subsidiary of Sunrock Group Holdings, received its most recent commendation for its Butner […]

BY Sandy Lender


Aug 28, 2017

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 and other elements to the haul truck. Make sure any aftermarket safety equipment is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specs. Then be sure to test it for proper operation before going into the field. Include aftermarket devices in routine maintenance and […]

BY Sandy Lender

Delivery & Fleet Management

Jul 25, 2017

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 management for asphalt professionals: safe and timely delivery of hot-mix or warm-mix asphalt (HMA/WMA) to the paving site. During this eight-part series, you’ll get some back-to-basics best practices to share with veteran and new haul truck drivers, in addition to new tips, […]

BY Sandy Lender

Delivery & Fleet Management

Sep 27, 2016

Deliver Mix in Well-Regulated Trucks, Trailers

Equipment fleet owners who deliver asphalt mix will be interested in the final ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agencies submitted for publication in the Federal Register Aug. 16, 2016, the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty […]

BY Sandy Lender

Delivery & Fleet Management