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  • Best in Class

    Truck manufacturers' newest wares come of age.

  • Endangered Species

    Safety concerns threaten to stamp out the formerly standard 8-inch traffic light.

  • Going Green? Go Electric

    The Work Truck Show introduces futuristic vehicles and accessories.

  • Power to the Pickup

    To this writer's eyes, the biggest news to come out of this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit was that two major light-duty truck manufacturers introduced new models.

  • OSHA singles out sewers

    A new rule addresses manholes and lift stations, as well as road excavations, drilled shafts in bridges, and water tunnels in dams.

  • Buyer beware

  • Clamp down on fastener failures

    Counterfeits notwithstanding, fasteners fail from misuse, improper storage, or reuse.

  • Signs of the time

    We hope you've budgeted a significant increase for your department's sign shop, because the newest version of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is likely to take effect by the end of this year.

  • The Price of Pollution

    2007 engines are meeting standards, but accessories can't take the heat.

  • Out of the Darkness

    Emergencies occur at the least opportune times. Sink holes appear. Utility lines snap. Storms wash out rights of way. When these things happen, it's absolutely essential that your vehicles and crews be seen, especially if it's at night or in the midst of severe weather.