Tag: trucks

A truck is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to an automobile. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful, and may be configured to mount specialized equipment, such as in the case of fire trucks and concrete mixers and suction excavators.

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined those formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

Reliable Power from Reliable Fuel

Reliable Power from Reliable Fuel

The US economic infrastructure depends heavily on the use of energy. Fuel diversity helps mitigate fuel risk for businesses, consumers, and industries against factors like price fluctuations, delivery infrastructure problems, new environmental policies, and regulations.

Project Profile: Trenchless Repair of Elliptical Culverts in New York

Project Profile: Trenchless Repair of Elliptical Culverts in New York

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has successfully rehabilitated multiple failing culverts with a trenchless, centrifugally cast concrete pipe (CCCP) solution. Having completed several pilot projects—and specifying the solution for an emergency rehabilitation of a 300-foot, 36-inch corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culvert running under six lanes of Interstate

Compact Excavators and Their Advantages

Compact Excavators and Their Advantages

Designed to fill the gap left by their full-size counterparts, compact excavators can be—and are—used in a wide variety of applications. “When space is limited or efficiency is the priority, compact excavators can handle any type of excavation job on a smaller scale, including trenching, grading, material handling, and operating

Project Profile: Set Your Watch by the ADT’s

Project Profile: Set Your Watch by the ADT’s

Developments around Vancouver, British Columbia, show no signs of slowing down. In fact, Vancouver, like much of the West Coast in the United States, remains a hotbed for real estate developers. Just south of Vancouver in Tsawwassen, crews are moving materials to make way for Phase 2 of the Aquilini

Oily Embrace

Oily Embrace

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 emission standards have changed the rules for the engines that power both on-highway and off-road equipment, including the trucks and vehicles that move earth on grading and excavation jobs.

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