Talking Heavy - May 2017

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The FAST Act Is Working Slowly

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), signed into law in late 2015, was the first law enacted in more than 10 years to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation. The FAST Act calls for $305 billion in federal transportation spending over five years, consistent with an average increase of $2.4 billion per year above existing funding levels for the years 2016 through 2020. The law also renders changes to a number of federal transportation programs, including “streamlining the approval processes for new transportation projects.” The law is designed such that the majority of spending is parceled out to states via a block grant program.

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Sneak Peek: Cutting Edge Technology in the Real World of Heavy/Highway Contractors

Don’t miss the unparalleled education opportunities and a multitude of social and networking experiences June 3-7 in Phoenix, AZ. Here’s a look at what to expect during one of the sessions designed with Heavy/Highway contractors in mind.

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From Yellow to Green: Maximizing Your Fleet’s Contributions to the Bottom Line

“When the yellow iron runs, we make money” is a common adage for heavy/highway contractors. Yellow iron – that is, the bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, rollers, scrapers, and graders that heavy/highway contractors operate – is the company’s most essential asset. For a heavy/highway contractor, construction equipment is the equivalent of a manufacturer’s machinery; it can’t perform the job without it. If the yellow iron is running, then the company is doing work.

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Your H/H Subcommittee Input Is Requested

Particpate in CFMA's HH subcommittee.

If you are interested in helping your fellow CFMA Heavy/Highway members, the Heavy/Highway subcommittee is interested in your thoughts and participation. Your commitment is a one hour long phone call once a month. Contact Mike Verbanic for more details.

Join the ConnectionCafe H/H Discussion Group

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If you are seeking answers to questions from your fellow CFMA Heavy/Highway members, there is a Heavy/Highway community on the Connection Cafe. Click here to learn how to join this specialized community on the Connection Cafe.

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