Five Changes for Personal Conveyance

One of the most important issues recently being discussed in transportation circles has to do with “personal conveyance,” a term you’re likely familiar with if you operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). These discussions have been prompted, in part, by the fact that on May 31, 2018, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued new guidance regarding personal conveyance that became effective immediately.

Help Wanted

The ACPA is currently seeking qualified individuals to run for the 2019 ACPA Board of Directors election.


New Members for September 2018

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Cyclone Trucking, Inc.
Contact: Luis Pedraza

810 Office Park Circle, Suite 112
Lewisville, TX 75057
Telephone: 972-212-9999

Tall Wood Opposition Call to Action

Tall Wood Opposition


In a few weeks, the International Council of Codes (ICC), the organization which develops model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance of constructing safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures, will vote on proposed code changes which would allow wood to enter into the tall building market up to 18 stories.

New Members for August 2018

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

Apex Concrete Pumping Systems, Inc.
Contact: David Ferraris

PO Box 269
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Telephone: 215-679-9788

Gemelli Concrete, LLC
Contact: Paul Scott

11728 29 Mile Road
Washington, MI 48094
Telephone: 586-752-7873

Dick O'Dell

John Richard “Dick” O’DellJohn Richard “Dick” O’Dell was born May 8, 1943, in Seward, Nebraska and passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona on July 18, 2018, at the age of 75 years, 2 months, 10 days.  Dick was the son of John Robert and Nellie Marie (Kilzer) O’Dell.  He was a 1961 graduate of Seward High School.  On April 5, 1964, Dick was united in marriage to Karen

Entrained Air: Now You See It, Now You Don't

Exciting new research for the concrete pumping industry finds air void loss after pumping to be a temporary condition.

IRS Cracks Down on Fuel Tax Exemptions

A recent “special alert” to the ACPA membership informed members about increased scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on concrete pumping companies who have filed for refunds of federal fuel excise tax. In each instance, it appeared the concrete pumping company incorrectly applied for, and received, a refund of the federal fuel tax they paid based on a portion of fuel consumed while in PTO. While many states allow for a portion or percentage of state fuel tax to be refunded for off-road or PTO use, currently there is no such type of federal exemption allowable.

New Members for June 2018

Welcome to the American Concrete Pumping Association!

M.C. Velar Construction, Corp.
Contact: Christian Roldan

13950 NW 107th Avenue
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
Telephone: 305-828-3944

Action Alert! Keep the Public Safe from Tall Wood Buildings

The International Code Council (ICC) will soon vote on proposed code changes that would allow tall wood buildings to be built up to 18 stories, despite taking into consideration the lack of rigorous scientific testing or in-the-field fire and structural testing!