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Heavy-haul workhorse caps charter Caterpillar Class 8 truck series

Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff

Cat i150A 124-in. bumper to back of cab (bbc), set-forward axle model suited to heavy-haul or other extreme conditions commanding big bore power, the CT680 completes Caterpillar’s initial on-highway truck series. The company unveiled it at a late-April dealer meeting in Texas, and announced formal launch two weeks later at the Tinaja Hills demonstration facility outside Tucson, Ariz.

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U.S., Canadian regulators do their Lafarge, Holcim merger math

Sources: CP staff; Federal Trade Commission; Canadian Competition Bureau

A May 8 Federal Trade Commission statement addresses a consent agreement tied to the Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. merger, and how Lafarge North America and Holcim (US) Inc. asset sales resolve an administrative complaint alleging anticompetitive effect in 12 U.S. markets and two regions.

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Lafarge, Holcim merger ushers realignment of U.S. and Canadian markets

Sources: CP staff; U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Canadian Competition Bureau

Officials in Washington, D.C., and Ottawa confirmed in early-May consent agreements the approved scope or direction of Lafarge North America, Holcim (US) Inc. and Holcim (Canada) Inc. operations following the Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. merger.

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Big Apple ‘Dryline’ flood protection concept garners Holcim Award

Source: Holcim Foundation, Zurich

A large-scale, integrated protection system addressing New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding won Bronze in the 2015 Global Holcim Awards. The “Dryline” project is the vision of a consortium headed by Bjarke Ingels Group or BIG (Copenhagen/New York) and One Architecture (Amsterdam) in collaboration with the city.

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Freightliner takes Hoover Dam at face value in record scale video projection

Sources: Daimler Trucks North America, Fort Mill, S.C.; CP staff

Hooverii 150With exposed surface area equal to nearly 10 football fields, one of the world’s top concrete icons supported an early-May premier for the first autonomous Class 8 truck licensed to use public roads. Hoover Dam, linking Arizona and Nevada at the Black Canyon, served as the backdrop for a prime time video presentation on the Freightliner Inspiration Truck. The vehicle’s arrival at the center of the structure, whose top bears limited U.S. 93 traffic, capped a 30-minute production.

 

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