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Komatsu Launches First Excavator To Pack Its Latest Machine Control Technology
The new system prevents over-digging, keeps operators on grade and is designed to lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators.
February 4, 2021
Automatically Set Screed Slope and Depth With Trimble’s New Roadworks 3D Paving Control
Ready to ditch the stringline? Check out the new Roadworks 3D Paving Control Platform for Asphalt Pavers from Trimble.
February 4, 2021
Command Alkon Buys Ruckit E-ticketing, Haul App Firm
Command Alkon is expanding its logistics services to the heavy construction industry.
January 20, 2021
New e-ticketing app allows small to mid-size contractors to go paperless
A new e-ticketing service designed to save contractors time and money – as well as enable contactless transactions – will hit the market in the new year. Soil Connect is launching the new e-ticketing service as part of its strategy to become a one-stop shop for contractors who need to buy or sell dirt and other haul […]
January 1, 2021
Command Alkon acquires Libra Systems to continue services expansion
Command Alkon's purchase of Libra Systems aids in expanding its services to the asphalt, concrete and aggregate industries. Details on Equipment World.
December 17, 2020
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How Spot the Robot Dog Got a Job in Construction | The Dirt #17
Boston Dynamics and Trimble leaders discuss Spot the robot dog and the future of robotics in construction on The Dirt. Watch it here on Equipment World.
November 23, 2020
Orbcomm’s ST 9100 telematics device designed for work in remote areas
Orbcomm's ST 9100 telematics device connects to cellular networks and low-latency satellite communications, allowing for monitoring in remote areas.
November 23, 2020
DPL offers “affordable, quick installing” construction equipment telematics on month-to-month contract
The new AssetCommand Max Tracking System from DPL Telematics is an affordable fleet tracking system with a quick install and advanced features. Details here.
November 13, 2020
NCDOT wins first approval for out-of-sight drone bridge inspections
North Carolina DOT is the first state DOT to receive a Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration. Read more here.
November 11, 2020
Trimble partners with Boston Dynamics to bring enhanced Spot robot to jobsites
Trimble and Boston Dynamics will further exploit Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot platform with a new strategic alliance aimed at automating the collection of data for digital construction site plans. The robot, shaped somewhat like a dog, can climb stairs and traverse rough terrain, as well as go into dangerous places to reduce safety risks. The […]
November 9, 2020
Trimble sells construction logistics business to Command Alkon
Command Alkon plans to buy Trimble’s construction logistics business to expand its products for coordinating jobsite deliveries among material suppliers, haulers and contractors. Trimble logistics telematics solutions enable ready-mix concrete and aggregates delivery managers to track, schedule, route and communicate across their fleets. “Fleets benefit from automated real-time vehicle location and status, turn-by-turn navigation, monitoring […]
October 29, 2020
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Ahern Rentals lobs patent infringement charges against EquipmentShare in latest round of disputes
Ahern Rentals is claiming rival EquipmentShare has infringed on a patent it purchased in September, the latest in a series of disputes between the companies that include allegations of employee poaching and misappropriating trade secrets. At the heart of Ahern’s newest complaint is U.S. Patent No. 9,193,330, referred to as the ‘330 patent. The patent was […]
October 22, 2020
New Trimble Roadworks 2D Paving delivers automatic asphalt thickness
Trimble’s new Roadworks 2D Paving Control Platform provides automatic screed control for asphalt pavers. The company says the system can be mounted to new and existing pavers of any manufacturer. The system is designed to improve paving accuracy and speed. The Android-system software is easy to use for operators of all skill levels, the company […]
October 16, 2020
Hilti Concrete Sensors monitor concrete, deliver test results via phone app
Hilti’s new Concrete Sensors will be available nationwide soon, enabling contractors to use a mobile app for real-time monitoring of concrete as it cures and dries, as well as receive tests of the mix design from the company’s in-house lab. Hilti acquired technology startup company Concrete Sensors earlier this year and is rolling out the […]
October 7, 2020
Trimble buys MidStates VRS, increases VRS Now GNSS corrections footprint
Trimble has acquired MidStates VRS from Butler Machinery and Frontier Precision. The addition of the North and South Dakota network increases the footprint of Trimble’s VRS Now GNSS corrections service to cover more than 1 million square miles in North America. VRS Now is a corrections service aimed at the agricultural, geospatial and construction markets. […]
September 15, 2020
RDO intros all-U.S.-made drones directed at construction, aggregates industries
RDO Integrated Controls is now offering a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aimed primarily at construction and earthmoving applications. Working in partnership with Vision Aerial in Bozeman, Montana, RDO’s new RDR series drones were initially developed with a mapping component, and are now customizable to include various configurations, including LiDAR, hyperspectral, multispectral, and thermal. The drones […]
August 19, 2020
How Daily Data Reports, Machine Learning Will Impact Construction | The Dirt #10
On this week’s episode of The Dirt, we’re talking about data. Specifically, we’re talking about the daily data reporting that’s now available through Trimble’s Viewpoint One project management software. We talk to Anne Hunt, Viewpoint’s director of data and analytics, on what types of data reporting Viewpoint offers and how daily access to these data […]
August 12, 2020
Truck crashes cut by 50% for these major fleets using driver assistance tech
Operating large trucks safely and reducing serious crashes have never been more difficult, as trucks are surrounded by smartphone-distracted motorists who are driving more and increasing congestion, which raises the frequency of collisions. But as much as technology can be the cause of the problem, it also can offer potential solutions for commercial vehicle operators […]
August 7, 2020
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2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
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