The Importance of Fleet Planning and Saving Money Through Tax Deductions

Beginning your fleet planning process as early in your company’s off-season as possible has several key benefits, including saving you money through the Section 179 deduction.   Let’s learn about why it is so important to not delay your fleet planning process into the new year. Fleet Planning: Here's Why You […]

Traffic Control Trucks Explained in 2 Minutes

Over the past decade, there’s been a significant rise in spending on highway construction and maintenance, culminating with the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill allotting $110 billion to improving our nation’s aging infrastructure. With Americans generally driving more than ever, completing construction and maintenance operations as safely and efficiently as possible […]

A simple 5 step approach to improving safety, from a former business consultant

“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” I can’t tell you who wrote these words of wisdom but I can tell you why they matter. If your approach to improving safety in the future includes waiting until you have the ‘perfect plan’ to take action, you’re […]

National Work Zone Awareness Week Safety Tips

Dating back over 20 years, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held as an annual national event organized by national road safety organizations, state departments of transportation (DOT), and government agencies. This important event brings awareness to the dangers that roadway workers face when performing highway operations like paving, sweeping, […]
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How to Use iCone's ConnectedTech Dashboard

How to Use iCone's ConnectedTech Dashboard Overview with Step by Step Instructions   What is ConnectedTech by iCone? With work zone crashes trending upward, the use of more advanced technology-based devices for crash prevention is also trending upward.  Once seen as an innovative add-on product, connected (smart) technology has started […]

2 New Grant Programs Set to Increase Roadway Safety

2 New Grant Programs Set to Increase Roadway Safety Passed in Congress in 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law represents the largest federal investment in public transit in American history, with over $110,000,000,000 in funding for major roads and bridges projects alone. Looking further into where the funds are set to […]

Top 4 Technology Trends in Work Zones

Work zones are evolving.  They're becoming more complex and more dangerous... but they're also becoming more automated and more connected.  Here are 4 key technology trends that are leading the way towards safer work zones now and in the future. 1. Autonomous Technology TMA trucks are designed to protect everyone […]

TMA Trucks Explained in 2 Minutes

If you’ve worked in highway construction and maintenance, you’re probably familiar with the tools of the trade.  If you’re new to the industry (or just a little rusty), get ready for a crash course in TMA trucks. 1. WHAT IS A TMA TRUCK? TMA stands for Truck Mounted Attenuator.  An […]
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Take Control with the Traffic Control Truck

  What is a Traffic Control Truck? You may think it’s just another construction truck, but this truck is the multi-use powerhouse you need to get the job done right. This truck is used to help direct traffic in order to ensure safety for the public as well as the […]

7 Things You Need to Know about MASH Testing

Up until recently, attenuators were tested using criteria listed in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 350 (NCHRP 350), “Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features”.  In 2016, a plan to replace these testing criteria and guidelines was set in place when the Association of State […]
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Is Your Stake Body Truck Built to Best Suit Your Needs?

The stake body truck can be one of the most versatile trucks in your fleet, carrying all the equipment you would need for your company’s operations.  Are you getting the most out of your stake truck, though? Read on to learn about several features you should consider looking for in […]
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3 Benefits of Having a Side Lift Gate on your Truck

When thinking about the build of a TMA truck, side lift gates are not something that is normally thought of as being a crucial element.  So why would you want a side lift gate on your TMA truck?  Here are the 3 main reasons why having a side lift gate […]
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