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JULY/AUGUST 2014

AEM Supports Coalition Call to Revise Crane Rule

All the way back in 2003, The Occupational Safety & Health Aministration (OSHA) appointed the Cranes and Derricks Advisory Committee (C-DAC) to develop a consensus document that eventually formed the basis of the proposed rule. In 2010, the agency published the final rule, which went into effect on November 10, 2014 following a four-year phase-in [...]

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ARTBA Regulatory & Legal Advocacy Protects Industry’s Flank

by Nick Goldstein With 35 filings to federal agencies on proposed regulations, helping shape the outcome of a new Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) rule, filing a legal brief in an Illinois DBE case, and achieving a long-time industry objective on stormwater runoff, ARTBA’s legal and regulatory advocacy program was busy on many fronts during 2014. [...]

By |2014-12-23T16:52:05+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Transportation Builder|Comments Off on ARTBA Regulatory & Legal Advocacy Protects Industry’s Flank

The Man [or Association] in the Arena

New ARTBA Chairman Outlines Agenda In a famous 1910 speech delivered in Paris, President Teddy Roosevelt extolled the virtues of the “man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.” In the same vein, and as it applies to a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund [...]

By |2014-12-23T16:16:00+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Transportation Builder|Comments Off on The Man [or Association] in the Arena

New Congress, Same Problem

The 114th Congress will convene on January 3. Republicans will now control the Senate, 54-44-2, and continue to control the House, 246-188 (with one seat still undecided). There will be 13 new members of the Senate and at least 60 newbies in the House. As always when a new Congress takes office, there will be an [...]

By |2014-12-23T16:01:31+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Transportation Builder|Comments Off on New Congress, Same Problem

Demanding Respect in the Zone: Innovation and Collaboration Protects Workers and Drivers

by Rachel Varra Another in a series that focus on innovation It began in Dallas with Robert Roy, president of Royal Truck & Equipment, Inc. and Curtis Eckhoff, environmental health and safety manager at Texas APAC. Roy and Eckhoff were chatting after a demonstration of Royal’s TMA (truck-mounted attenuator). Curtis recalls the comment that set [...]

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New ARTBA Chairman Nick Ivanoff: A Steady Hand in Stormy Seas

By Beth McGinn Nick Ivanoff always knew he wanted to be an engineer. He came from a family that made a living using their intellect and creativity to build great things. His father was a self-taught mechanical designer, and as a young boy, Nick enjoyed watching him work. His uncle was an aeronautical engineer trained [...]

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