Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
In a recently issued final rule, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 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.
Source: Maxon Industries, Milwaukee
With an eye toward 2012 World of Concrete (January 24–27, Las Vegas) roll out, Maxon is billing its 10-yd. Techcrete as the first truck-mounted concrete mixer to offer a continuous component weighing system with load cells and exclusive on-board batch controls.
Sources: Hanson Pipe & Precast, Irving, Texas; CP staff
Hanson Pipe has acquired the Sherman-Dixie Concrete precast operation in Dayton, Ohio, adding the property to an East Region portfolio that includes Sidney and Columbus, Ohio, sites.
Source: Dana Holding Corp., Maumee, Ohio
Dana Holding and Eaton Corp. will end their alliance behind Roadranger by mid-2012, opting to sell, market, and service truck powertrain products independently of each other.
Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago
PCI announced that Level I and Level II Quality Control Schools now test from the third edition of TM-101, which launched in mid-October.
Source: National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.
NPCA is accepting applications for its annual Safety Awards Program through January 13.