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Feds propose stiff penalties for commercial driver hand-held cell phone use

Continuing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s campaign against distracted driving, the DOT is proposing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule banning interstate commercial truck drivers’ use of hand-held cell phones while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

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CIM World of Concrete Auction: Mack-mounted McNeilus mixer, 85 loads of powder

Mack Trucks and McNeilus Cos. have teamed up to anchor the sixth annual CIM auction, scheduled for January 20, World of Concrete day three. The Granite-mounted mixer truck leads the pool of equipment, products, and sports or entertainment packages subject to live, silent and online bidding for auctioneers conducting the event from Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall Room N262.

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Dana heads OC Building Materials, Cultured Stone group

Source: Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio

Owens Corning has named Chuck Dana group president, Building Materials, with responsibilities for Cultured Stone, OC Masonry Products and sister businesses. He joined Owens Corning in 1996, leading its Composites business since 2002, and succeeds Karel Czanderna, who is leaving the company after a transition period. Dana and his Composites successor, Arnaud Genis, will report to Owens Corning CEO Mike Thaman.

Survey of public, ‘green’ homebuilders cites KB, Pulte and laggards

An audit of policies or practices tied to timber-derived building materials and products—plus energy, water, climate change and land use—shows the top 10 publicly traded homebuilding companies addressing environment and resource conservation challenges to widely varying degree. In "A Green Recovery for America's Homebuilders? A Survey of Sustainable Practices by the Homebuilding Industry," activist investor Calvert cites KB Home, Los Angeles, and Pulte Homes, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., tops in covering the five points, each builder maintaining spots from a similar 2008 survey.

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