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NRMCA opens Driver of the Year nominations

NRMCA is accepting nominations (forms here) for the Ready Mixed Truck Driver of the Year award through December 1. Now in its 15th year, the competition is open to active employees—full time drivers, or drivers with dispatch and yard duties—of NRMCA producer members in good standing.

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Construction rebound in 2011 pegged at 8 percent

McGraw-Hill Construction’s 2011 Construction Outlook forecasts an 8 percent increase in overall U.S. construction starts for next year, advancing to $445.5 billion on the heels of a 2 percent decline predicted for 2010.

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EPA, DOT eye fuel-efficiency, CO2 standards for 2014 mixers, dumps

EPA- and U.S. Department of Transportation-proposed standards for vocational heavy-duty trucks, to be implemented from 2014 through 2018 model years, could net a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions against current Class 8 vehicles.

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