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Clean diesel power eclipses 40 percent of Class 3-8 truck fleet

Sources: Diesel Technology Forum, Washington, D.C.

Four million of the 9.5 million medium and heavy-duty commercial trucks operating in the U.S. are equipped with newer technology engines, according to a Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) analysis of IHS Automotive vehicles in operation statistics. The analysis encompasses model year 2007–2015 Class 3-8 diesel trucks in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Council releases lightweight aggregate, tank structure research reports

Sources: American Concrete Institute Foundation, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council has announced Interface Shear Transfer of Lightweight Aggregate Concretes with Different Lightweight Aggregates and Evaluation of Seismic Performance Factors and Pedestal Shear Strength in Elevated Water Storage Tanks. Both are aimed at advancing the knowledge and sustainable aspects of the concrete industry in conjunction with ACI technical committee efforts.

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Atlantic Precast a model plaintiff in suit challenging OSHA rule’s anti-retaliation provisions

Sources: Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Atlantic Precast Concrete Inc. and two other construction-tied employers are central to a lawsuit seeking an injunction on a portion of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s “Improve Tracking Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule, effective August 10. The Tullytown, Pa.-based drainage products operator and seven co-plaintiffs request that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas declare the rule’s anti-retaliation provisions—detailed in Section 1904.35(b)(1)—as unlawful to the extent they “prohibit or otherwise limit incident-based employer safety incentive programs and/or routine mandatory post-accident drug testing programs.”

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SEFA Group starts fly ash processing at western Pennsylvania station

Sources: SEFA Group, Lexington, S.C.; CP staff

Looking north and west from its Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland base, SEFA Group is marketing the first recycled fly ash from the Keystone Generating Station in Armstrong County, Pa., near Pittsburgh. Under a multiyear arrangement with Keystone-Conemaugh Projects, the company engineered and constructed a facility to load and transport ASTM C618-grade fly ash and began deliveries in June.

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