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Antennae tracks drivers’ cell phone activity

A new antennae detects cell phone wave frequencies emitted from a truck driver’s seat, verbally warns the user to terminate the call or text and sends real-time alerts to a web portal or directly to a fleet manager.

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FMCSA 2012 cell phone ban do’s and don’t’s

From the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association … A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effective this month 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.

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Portfolio Update: Cemex USA shores up Texas holdings with two deals

Finalized at the end of July, Houston-based Cemex USA announced that it had entered into an asset swap with Dallas-based Texas Industries (TXI) that would result in Cemex taking over seven ready-mixed plants in the Houston area, where TXI will continue to operate cement and aggregate terminal operations along with packaged materials facilities.

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A Ranger takes the helm of Texas-based U.S. Concrete

One year removed from financial reorganization driven by pre-recession interest rate debt, U.S. Concrete Inc. has a new president and chief executive officer—an outsider who unlike his predecessors, Eugene Martineau and Michael Harlan, was not part of the company’s late-1990s founding.

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