AsphaltPro Staff

Dec 28, 2020

NexTraq Launches NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection

NexTraq, a Michelin® Group company, Atlanta, has launched the NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection, a tool that provides a customizable pre-trip vehicle inspection checklist. Customizable inspection checklists are available for popular industry vehicles used in construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, excavation and others. Checklists can be customized to meet the unique needs of a specific business to […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Apps & Online Resources

Dec 28, 2020

Hoylu Announces Pull Planning Module

Hoylu, Los Angeles, announced its Pull Planning Module is now available to the asphalt industry to automate project workflows and improve team communication, productivity and efficiency. Several factors impact the asphalt industry’s slow adoption of technological advancements due to funding, transportation infrastructure mandates, regulations, health and safety risks, siloed technology initiatives and more. A vast […]

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Apps & Online Resources

Dec 28, 2020

Curry Supply Presents Retriever Line of Industrial Carriers

Curry Supply is working with Versatran, a division of Metalcraft, Mayville, to present the Retriever line of industrial carriers. First developed in 2002, the Retriever line provides an innovative method for loading and transporting various types of equipment. It boasts an air-operated curved platform, fast cycle times, idle-free system operation, a deck featuring a low […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Delivery & Fleet Management

Nov 23, 2020

Sustainability is Easier with “Greened” Equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has announced the establishment of a Sustainability Council comprised of leaders from member companies. The council will help advance member companies’ efforts in addressing issues of sustainability and provide a framework for the adoption of best practices and innovation. “Our members are committed to supporting a sustainable world […]

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Equipment

Nov 23, 2020

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. Partners with InstroTek Inc.

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI), Nashua, New Hampshire, announces that InstroTek Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, will serve as national and international distributor of GSSI’s PaveScan® RDM continuous asphalt density gauge. InstroTek will exclusively represent the PaveScan to paving contractors, pavement management, materials test laboratories and municipalities in the United States, while GSSI will […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

News

Nov 23, 2020

NexTraq Launches NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection

NexTraq, a Michelin® Group company, Atlanta, has launched NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection, a tool that provides a customizable pre-trip vehicle inspection checklist. Customizable inspection checklists are available for popular industry vehicles used in construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, excavation and others. Paperless vehicle inspection forms can help save money on costly repairs and keep comprehensive inspection […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Apps & Online Resources

Nov 23, 2020

Synergy PaveSmart Extends Survey-Profile Technology Portfolio

Synergy PaveSmart extends its service portfolio with the latest in survey-profile technology. According to the manufacturer, DOT and NATA certified this new inertial profiler and high-resolution mobile surveying system can simultaneously measure IRI/NAASRA (longitudinal profile), transverse profile and 2D/3D surface scans for land surveying and machine control applications. This device does full 3D scanning and […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Automation

Nov 23, 2020

XL Specialized Trailers Introduces XL 120 Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) 3+2 Trailer

XL Specialized Trailers, a subsidiary of Caparo Bull Moose, Manchester, Iowa, has introduced the XL 120 hydraulic detachable gooseneck (HDG) 3+2 trailer. It has a concentrated capacity rating of 120,000 pounds in 10 feet and a low 18-inch deck height. It features several different configuration options to haul equipment. The power booster can be removed […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Delivery & Fleet Management

Sep 22, 2020

Local Caterpillar Dealer Thompson Machinery Announces New Store Opening

Construction in Middle Tennessee continues to push forward, enabling Thompson Machinery, the local Caterpillar dealer, to invest $15 million in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee. Nashville and its surrounding counties continue to be the darling of the southeast for new residential and commercial construction investment. “Customer demand for new, used and rental machines continues to amaze us […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment

Sep 22, 2020

Sena Rolls Out Bluetooth® and Mesh Communications Devices

Sena Industrial, Irvine, California, has rolled out a line of Bluetooth® and Mesh communications devices designed to help organizations connect their teams in a safe and efficient way, even with new social distancing guidelines. Sena Industrial released its first jobsite-focused communication headset, Tufftalk, in 2016 and has continued to develop innovative product offerings ever since. […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment

Aug 22, 2020

Haver & Boecker Niagara Launches Pulse Vibration Analysis Service

Haver & Boecker Niagara, St. Catharines, Ontario, launched in July its Pulse Vibration Analysis service, which uses its Pulse vibration analysis technology to evaluate vibrating screen performance and provide recommendations to increase uptime and efficiency. The service is designed to help customers achieve production targets, minimize unscheduled downtime and demonstrate sustainable improvements through online asset […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Equipment

Aug 22, 2020

ClearSpan Launches Commercial Building Rental Offering

ClearSpan Fabric Structures, South Windsor, Connecticut, unveiled its new commercial building rental offering this summer. Previously, the company’s structures were only available for purchase, but now customers can use ClearSpan’s fabric structures on a temporary basis. “ClearSpan is expanding into rental building options due to high demand for short-term storage and enclosure solutions,” said Geoff […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Aggregate

Jul 22, 2020

Recent Caterpillar Inc. Acquisition to Support Automation, Autonomy

Caterpillar Inc. announced in June it acquired select assets and hired employees from the robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot Inc., San Francisco. The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. Building on its leadership in autonomous mining, the company […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Automation

Jun 22, 2020

Process Heating Company’s Lo-Density® Drop-In Tank Heaters

Lo-Density® drop-in tank heaters from Process Heating Company (PHCo), Seattle, Washington, are designed for 100 percent efficient heating of asphalt and emulsions in both underground tanks and distributor trucks. The drop-in heater is installed by simply dropping it through the tank’s manway and attaching it horizontally to the tank bottom. If needed, multiple heaters can […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Additives & Emulsions

Jun 22, 2020

Libra Systems’ Automatic AC Tank Switching Module

Libra Systems Inc., Harleysville, Pennsylvania, also offers the Automatic AC Tank Switching Module, available for the PlantWise Drum Mix Control System. The enhanced module controls all fill, return and supply valves, as well as the AC pump and truck unloading. Tank levels are also monitored, including critical limits. Dynamic, color-coded graphics provide at-a-glance status pertaining […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Additives & Emulsions

Jun 22, 2020

Haver & Boecker Niagara, A New Mineral Processing Brand

Haver & Boecker Niagara, H&B’s new mineral processing brand, introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG the PROcheck service program, which is dedicated to keeping customers’ operations running at peak performance. Each analysis comes with a thorough vibrating screen and screen media inspection report—known as a PROcheck—and focuses on recommendations for optimized screening. The program is complemented by Haver […]

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Aggregate

May 22, 2020

Kubota Engine America Debuts V3307 Micro-Hybrid Engine System

Kubota Engine America (KEA), a subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, debuted the V3307 Micro-Hybrid system prototype at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. The system is designed to provide power assistance instantly during peak overloads. “We believe equipment manufacturers will gradually become less reliant upon any single power source and the engines themselves will need to […]

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Equipment

May 22, 2020

GSSI Unveils PaveScan RDM 2.0 Asphalt Density Assessment Tool

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI), Nashua, New Hampshire, unveiled its PaveScan® RDM 2.0 asphalt density assessment tool for the United States and Canada at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2020 conferece in January. PaveScan 2.0 incorporates a new sensor design built specifically for the extremes of the asphalt paving environment, foldable deployment arms with high-visibility […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Automation

May 22, 2020

Earthwave Technologies’ Fleetwatcher Materials Management Solution

Earthwave Technologies, Indianapolis, displayed its Fleetwatcher Materials Management Solution (MMS), a wireless telematics system developed for paving contractors during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. With load cycle analysis, users can see where problems are occurring and correct them to eliminate trucks travelling together, taking the wrong route or other inefficiencies. Fleetwatcher integrates with accounting and payroll applications such […]

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Apps & Online Resources

Jan 24, 2020

Caterpillar Enhances Small Wheel Loader Line

Caterpillar has launched several new design enhancements for its small wheel loader (SWL) line—Cat® 926M, 930M and 938M models—centered on improving attachment visibility, operator comfort and machine performance. The line’s new Fusion Quick Coupler is designed to improve visibility to the attachment in material handling applications. With its electro-hydraulic coupler application system activated from inside the […]

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Equipment

Jul 25, 2019

Nonstandard Work in Construction Impacts Safety

The construction industry has more nonstandard workers than almost any other industry, and these workers are at a greater risk for occupational injuries, illnesses and other adverse health outcomes as a result of their work arrangement. It’s important to understand who among your employees is considered nonstandard and to think about how you might improve the safety of these workers in your organization.

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Legislation & Funding

Jan 09, 2019

PAVELAB 50 PaveAnalyzer: The Case for Automated Asphalt Extraction

The automated asphalt extraction is an innovative, efficient, quick and safe solvent-based extraction of asphalt binder from asphalt mixtures, to characterize and control the quality of asphalt mixtures by measuring asphalt content and studying the aggregate gradations. This method is used for quality control and assurance, acceptance criteria, and research activities. The PaveAnalyzer is designed […]

BY Khaled Hasiba, P.E.

Oct 24, 2018

Illinois Brings Paving Technology Forward

Each year, asphalt professionals gather to share the latest technical information and review field reports in the area of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) construction at the Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference. It’s a compact, one-day program that brings together highway and technical engineers, contractors, government officials, and consultants. The conference is designed specifically for people actively involved […]

BY AsphaltPro Staff

Features