And Now . . . A Word from Our Founding Fathers

I was taken by a great press release that came from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). They note that on Sept. 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the historic document they had created. ARTBA is using the 228th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution signing to remind Congress that Article One, Section Eight, makes support for transportation infrastructure investment a core federal government responsibility. It’s time, ARTBA said, for Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund.

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First Look - October 2015

KPI-JCI/Astec Mobile Screens Hold Conference - Illinois Legislator Tries to Stop Indiana Quarry - Emerging Workforce Trends Report Sounds Alarms

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Off-Highway Diesel Fuel

The national estimated average price-per-gallon for off-highway diesel fuel as of Oct. 1 is $2.200. That is lower than the previous comparison price-per-gallon of $2.275.

If You Build It . . .

60 LASTCALL 150By Mark S. Kuhar

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Middle Earth will find this news utterly fascinating.

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Small Operator Wins Legal Fees in MSHA Case

A small, six-employee gravel operation in Bozeman, Mont., was awarded $65, 217 in legal fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, after a judge ruled that the Secretary was not substantially justified in bringing a case against the company where it was accused of impeding an MSHA inspection.


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