If you’ve been in the transportation industry for any length of time, then you’re likely familiar with driver qualification files, or DQ files. The DQ file is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) record-keeping requirement that motor carriers must meet for every employed driver.

In Memoriam: John Weatherhead

John Weatherhead passed away on April 13, 2022, in The Villages, Florida. A loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend, known for his easy smile and contagious laugh, John was a respected publisher, avid golfer, spirited traveler and a real sports aficionado.

NACA Fly-In Nets Positive Connections

In April, five ACPA members traveled to Washington, D.C., along with executive director Christi Collins, to meet with members of Congress at the annual North American Concrete Alliance (NACA) Cement & Concrete Fly-In. NACA’s two-day event featured Capitol Hill visits, briefings and a reception, during which participants discussed critical issues with key administration and congressional leaders.

Change to ASTM C94-21 Time Limit

In April 2021, ASTM C94/C94M-21, Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete, was updated with two significant changes that do away with the 90-minute default time limit for ready mixed concrete. Since its inception in 1933, the standard has required a time limit of 1.5 hours from the start of mixing to the completion of discharge.

While the American Concrete Institute has not made such revisions, ACI 301, Specifications for Structural Concrete, refers to C94 for discharge time limits.

ACPA Launches Online Test Proctoring

Effective June 20th, 2022 all ACPA Certification Tests will be monitored by a third party online test program – Proctor U. ProctorU is a live remote proctoring service with specialized human oversight and support to create a testing atmosphere that prevents cheating, creates efficiencies and helps build equitability.

New Members for May 2022

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Xtreme Elements, LLC
Contact: Terry White
1016 Morse Street
Akron, OH 44320

New Members for April 2022

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Brady Concrete Inc.
Contact: Bernard Brady
318 West Portal Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127

New Members for March 2022

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Andrews Concrete Construction, Inc.
Contact: Joel Eerdmans
1012 Owen Mumaw Industrial Dr.
Greenville, MI 48838

ACPA Honors Dave Adams with the Lifetime Achievement Award

The ACPA presents Lifetime Achievement awards only in years when an individual or company stands out with utmost distinction. The Lifetime Achievement honors individuals or companies who have fostered and advanced the use of concrete pumping, have improved the conditions under which concrete pumping is performed, shared their knowledge and experiences with others in the industry, and promoted and practiced safe concrete pumping.

ACPA Honors 2021 Safe Operator of the Year

Safety is one of American Concrete Pumping Association’s (ACPA’s) highest priorities, and our goal is to foster a culture of safety at every level in the concrete pumping industry. Recognizing the finest examples of safety is one way we uphold our commitment to this mission. This year, we’re proud to name Steve Meyers of Cemstone Products, Inc., as ACPA’s 2021 Safe Operator of the Year.