From time to time I'll alert you to information you might put to use - some free and some not. We'll start you out with a freebie (though your tax dollars have really already funded it) to get you hooked. The second edition of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) popular Pavement Preservation Toolbox CD is now available, and if you're looking to start or enhance your pavement maintenance library this would be a great addition. Designed to help state and local agencies manage their investment in highways, the toolbox CD contains a wealth of information on cutting-edge technologies and practices in pavement preservation. Included is the Caltrans Maintenance Technical Advisory Guide; recent FHWA technical memos on pavement preservation; the National Cooperative Highway Research Program reports on pavement preservation; pavement preservation publications from the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association, International Slurry Surfacing Association, Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association; and more, including links to some darn good informational websites. To obtain a copy of the free CD, contact your local FHWA Division office or Joe Gregory in the FHWA Office of Asset Management, 202-366-1557 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Some of the info might not apply to some pavement maintenance businesses, but some of it will...and hey, it's free.