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JAN 2019

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56 • ROCK products • January 2019 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADOUT & DRONES TRUX Wraps Up Year of Explosive Growth Cemen Tech introduced two new dump trailers – the DT-100 and DT-200 – to complement its line of volumetric concrete production solutions. Ideal for hauling concrete, sand, stone, mulch and other materials, these new heavy-duty 1- and 2-yd. dump trailers are designed for use in residential build- ing projects, rental yards, landscaping applications and other small- to mid-sized jobs. Fabricated with high-strength 10-gauge steel, the new DT series dump trailers come standard with a variety of pre- mium features including a double-action hydraulic pump, adjustable relief valve and forward self-adjusting electric brakes. DOT-approved lighting ensures safety and compli- ance on the road, while heavy-duty fenders, one-piece rubber splash guard and supporting tongue cross bars pro- vide added durability. An adjustable load-leveling hitch maximizes tow capacity and provides a smooth, level ride while towing materials. "Our new DT-100 and DT-200 dump trailers provide a reliable and heavy-duty hauling solution for small to medi- um-sized applications," said Collin Robinson, product manager at Cemen Tech. Cemen Tech, TRUX, a comprehensive dump truck logistics platform, announced it is preparing for a national rollout in 37 new markets in 2019, and expanding operations in its existing markets. Currently, hundreds of the nation's leading con- tractors in New England, Tennessee and southern California use TRUX to dispatch thousands of third-party dump truck providers. The platform recently launched in northern Cal- ifornia and will be followed by four additional states in the first quarter of 2019. An application similar to Uber for hauling, TRUX offers truck- ers, contractors and material providers a complete dump truck management platform that includes automated dis- patching, tracking, driver notification, paperless ticketing and driver payment. Newly released features include referrals for new drivers, as well as TRUX Chrome, a program that offers independent owner-operators and fleet contractors savings on critical expenses, from health insurance to dump truck maintenance, towing and parts. TRUX capped 2018 with a tenfold increase in gross market value over 2017. To accommodate its growing staff – from four employees in 2017 to nearly 50 today – the startup moved its headquarters to the well-known Reservoir Place office complex in Waltham, Mass. In addition to numerous sales and software development hires, TRUX recently wel- comed Keith Rubin as vice president of engineering. Rubin guides the accelerated development of the company's cloud- based platform to help meet the needs of contractors, dump truck drivers, material providers, and state and local gov- ernment agencies. "We are extremely proud of the huge strides TRUX has made in 2018 and we look forward to continuing our nationwide expansion through 2019, helping contractors find, dispatch and manage a flexible fleet of dump trucks," said Jeff Gower, CEO of TRUX. "As we expand into new markets, we will con- tinue to focus on developing and fine-tuning new platform features, including advanced dispatching tools, better driver communication tools for contractors, and increased control over invoicing and projects for drivers, further solidifying TRUX as the number one cloud-based dump truck logistics platform." Trux, Cemen Tech Introduces Two New Dump Trailers

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