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Mack, McNeilus polish 2012 CIM auction centerpiece

The signature item for the seventh annual Concrete Industry Management program auction at World of Concrete is a Mack Granite-mounted 11-yd. McNeilus mixer. The donation from Mack Trucks Inc. and McNeilus Cos., notes CIM Auction Committee Chairman Eugene Martineau, “Speaks volumes of their commitment to the concrete industry and the importance they place on the CIM program.

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Cemen Tech to show Cat-mounted Mobile model at WOC

Cemen Tech Inc. will have a significant presence at the 2012 World of Concrete with a large indoor booth (C5223) located in the Central Hall of the convention center.

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FMCSA 2012 cell phone ban do’s and don’t’s

From the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association … A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effective this month greatly restricts commercial vehicle drivers’ use of hand-held mobile phones, and exposes a) violators to maximum $2,750 fines and/or commercial driver’s license disqualification; and, b) vehicle-owning employers to maximum fines of $11,000 per violation.

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Antennae tracks drivers’ cell phone activity

A new antennae detects cell phone wave frequencies emitted from a truck driver’s seat, verbally warns the user to terminate the call or text and sends real-time alerts to a web portal or directly to a fleet manager.

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