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Border wall prototypes under review

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EPA formalizes relief measures for truck gliders, revisits Waters rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to undo the Obama administration’s regulatory overreach by repealing application of the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Phase II Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Efficiency standards for the glider industry. Gliders for mixer trucks and other heavy-duty on/off or on-highway vehicles are assembled from newly manufactured kits that include the frame and cab, to which a used engine, transmission and axles are added.

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Labor Department organizes Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion

Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has appointed Associated Builders & Contractors President Mike Bellaman to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, stemming from an executive order President Donald Trump issued earlier this year with an eye to strengthening the U.S. labor force.

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Electronic Logging Device mandate draws near

The two-year window given by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is coming to a close and it’s time for construction material companies and drivers to embrace compliance with the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Even though the official date is set for December 18, 2017, there’s still a lot of confusion around what it means to be ELD compliant and who, exactly, falls under the mandate.

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Vacuum does Park Service’s heavy lifting for steps to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) deployed a lifting system from Oklahoma-based Vacuworx to set 46 new Missouri limestone slabs, topping out at 2,400 lbs., during the recent White House South Portico stairway reconstruction.

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