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Grading & Excavation Contractor Weekly

Impact in 3… 2… 1

Impact in 3… 2… 1

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The trade war between the US and China appears to be ready to escalate. According to USA Today, the President’s chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow is suggesting the administration is soon going to be ready to install new tariffs on Chinese goods.

The paper says, “President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser  … Read More

GX—Reader Favorites

GX—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Improvements in Laser and GPS Technology Result in More Precise Paving

Improvements in Laser and GPS Technology Result in More Precise Paving

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People have an amazing ability to adapt to and even become blasé about technological wonders. Things that we take for granted (flying, television, cell phones, the Internet) would seem like something out of science fiction to anyone 100 years ago. Now we can’t imagine what life was like without them.  … Read More

Where Has the Time Gone?

Where Has the Time Gone?

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I remember clearly the 2008 financial crisis. The broadcast industry was one of the first to react by laying off hundreds of reporters, producers, directors, and engineers, many of whom had decades of experience in the business. I was counted among them and lost my job. At least for me,  … Read More

Intelligent Compaction Software Solutions

Intelligent Compaction Software Solutions

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Minimizing void content is a primary goal in asphalt compaction. For many in the industry, the tool to do so is not only the machine in which they are sitting but the computer screen in the cab, combining the intelligence and skills of the operator with “intelligent” software.  … Read More

Ball of Confusion

Ball of Confusion

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I might be overstating it a bit with this title, but I do find the tentative US/Mexico trade deal, or as the White House calls it a “preliminary trade agreement,” somewhat confusing. The Administration says it’s going to submit the agreement that was reached last week to Congress and set  … Read More

Exploring Subsurface Detection Technologies and Methods

Exploring Subsurface Detection Technologies and Methods

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Many popular sayings are polar opposites of each other. “Look before you leap” is the exact opposite of “He who hesitates is lost.” However, a successful earthwork contractor must do both simultaneously. They must avoid the hidden dangers that can lurk below ground at any job site. They must also  … Read More

Have You Tried the Road Diet?

Have You Tried the Road Diet?

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The ketogenic diet, or “keto” diet, is popular these days. I think there are still some people who are on the Paleo diet. And I have some big, burly friends who are on the Tom Brady diet (though I honestly don’t know what that entails).

I do want to talk about  … Read More

Site Clearing Success

Site Clearing Success

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Site clearing can demand a lot of niche or application-specific equipment. Most equipment that serves in those applications has application-specific features, which makes it great at its intended use, but not very versatile.  … Read More

I Hope It Doesn’t Happen Again

I Hope It Doesn’t Happen Again

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This week, the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, collapsed during a storm. At least 25 people were killed when 260 feet of the span came loose and dropped about 150 feet to the ground below. The search for survivors continues. The bridge is on a major highway that connects Italy  … Read More



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