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Monthly Archives: April 2014

30
Apr
2014

Truck Tonnage Increased in March

According to the American Trucking Associations, the For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index gained 0.6% in March. The increase for February was 1.9%, although the forecast was 2.8%. The March index was 127.3, while for February it was 126.5. The record high, 131, was last November. Still, these results show a good trend out of the lower read more »




29
Apr
2014

Loan climate getting riskier

401(K) 2013 / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) According to recent findings of the International Center on Housing Risk, the housing loans climate is getting more unfavorable and riskier. The Center’s indices measure how mortgage loans originated at certain points in time will be dealt with under stressful conditions. The read more »




29
Apr
2014

Bidding for Municipal Construction: 4 Great Tips for a Winning Bid

Hospital construction is often done through public bidding projects ChristianaCare / Flickr / CC BY-NC-SA   If you’re running a construction company, chances are you’ve already thought about construction bidding for municipal projects. But do you know how to prepare a bid that the municipality simply can’t refuse? The public bidding process for construction projects read more »




28
Apr
2014

How to Get Your Illinois Contractor License

Construction work in Chicago Greg Wass / Flickr / CC BY-NC-SA Are you planning to start your contractor business in the State of Illinois? Then read on for some helpful tips on getting your Illinois contractor license. First of all, the great news is that general contractors don’t need a state license in Illinois! If read more »




28
Apr
2014

Safety in the Construction Industry: An Infographic Explanation

  The new Infographic, Safety in the Construction Industry shows that the top four fatal injuries in the construction industry for 2012 are falls (36%), being caught between objects (10%), electrocutions (9%) and being struck by objects (2%). The fatal four make up 57% of the reasons for construction deaths for 2012. Statistics show that read more »




25
Apr
2014

Trucks Carry the Most of the Increasing U.S.-NAFTA Trade

Michael Carter UK / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) According to new data from the U.S. Transportation Department, truck and pipeline were the most used modes in the increasing U.S.-NAFTA trade. Truck trade increased with 2.6%, while pipeline grew only by 0.1% in February. The other modes, air, rail and read more »