Energy-processing spurs industrial project work, Texas tops overall nonresidential log

Sources: NAIOP Research Foundation, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Three years into measurable market recovery, a report for the Commercial Real Estate Development Association tracks strength in four major segments of nonresidential building, while listing the top 10 states for project activity based on dollar volume.

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Backing accident prevention kicks off online driver training series

Source: RMC Research and Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.

In advance of an online driver training series to be formally released at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo in September, the RMC Research and Education Foundation has posted on YouTube a preview of a two-lesson module addressing truck backing safety.

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DOT’s Foxx, 11 predecessors eschew short-term highway funding mind set

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; CP staff

As Congress confronts Highway Trust Fund shortfalls, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors have informed federal lawmakers that their work does not end with a proposed measure maintaining highway, bridge and transit program funding levels through May 2015.

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FMCSA shifts policy on electronic hours of service logs, driver signatures

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration

To provide federal, state and local motor carrier enforcement officials uniform information regarding computer software and devices heavy duty truck drivers use in recordkeeping, FMCSA has issued guidance indicating it will accept electronically generated hours of service record of duty status logs with electronic signatures.

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