Tag: autonomous hauling

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How autonomy might redefine the quarry

April 11, 2024 By

Autonomous hauling has been getting a lot of love lately on the pages of Pit & Quarry. And

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A case study done by Whittle Consulting for autonomous hauling systems provider Pronto presented the benefits of small autonomous trucks versus other autonomous and manned options. Photo: shaunl/E+/Getty Images

What’s next for autonomy with aggregates?

April 10, 2024 By

While haulers may lead the industry’s transition, one technology leader says excavators and dozers could also go autonomous in the coming years.

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Says Chris Williams of Capital Aggregates: “[With] most technologies, as they become established, the price point for entry tends to come down as they emerge.” Photo: Neorodan/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Producers discuss the future of autonomy in aggregates

March 15, 2024 By

As large producers test autonomous haulers in quarries, small and midsized producers are eager to see if the technologies tested are viable.

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Remote machine monitoring will likely become the standard, and data and telematics will continue to modify practices for increased uptime. Photo by Kevin Yanik.

The dawn of a new era for the aggregate industry

February 13, 2024 By

A number of aggregate producers are exploring the possibilities of autonomy, artificial intelligence and electric power for industry applications.

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A case study done by Whittle Consulting for autonomous hauling systems provider Pronto presented the benefits of small autonomous trucks versus other autonomous and manned options. Photo: shaunl/E+/Getty Images

Which truck size is best for autonomous hauling?

January 26, 2024 By

A case study analyzing ‘small’ and ‘medium’ haulers presents a surprising finding about autonomous tech.

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Executives from CRH including Scott Parson (third from left) met with Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby (fourth from right) and group president Denise Johnson (fifth from right) in Irving, Texas. Photo: CRH

CRH, Caterpillar partner on electric haulers

January 8, 2024 By

Caterpillar signed an agreement with CRH to accelerate the deployment of electric off-highway trucks and charging solutions.

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CRH to explore autonomous hauling tech with SafeAI

December 26, 2023 By

SafeAI, which retrofits heavy equipment for autonomous applications in mining and construction, offers details about a pilot program with CRH Ventures.

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Tom Hill, chairman and CEO of Vulcan Materials, addressed members of the South Carolina Aggregates Association at their 2023 Workshop & Exhibition in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: P&Q Staff

Vulcan’s Hill addresses the industry in South Carolina

December 5, 2023 By

This week’s South Carolina Aggregates Association Workshop & Exhibition featured a keynote address from Tom Hill, chairman and CEO of Vulcan Materials.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023 looked and felt like shows from the not-so-distant past. Photo: P&Q Staff

2023 another strong year for the aggregate industry

December 1, 2023 By

Though not record-breaking for all, 2023 was another prosperous year for the aggregate industry.

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