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Amy Materson is the Managing Editor of Equipment World. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, and has been a member of the Equipment World staff since 2006. Materson’s responsibilities include managing the flow of content for the magazine and providing coverage on a variety of topics that include new product information and safety.

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based...

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

Las Vegas-based Caterpillar dealer Cashman Equipment has now made available a fatigue monitoring system for heavy equipment operators. Initially rolled out ...

PHOTOS: 2014 Trailer Directory: The best trailers and service truck accessories of the year

PHOTOS: 2014 Trailer Directory: The best trailers and...

Posted on Dec 08, 2014

Each year, Equipment World spotlights some of the latest and greatest trailers and accessories available. In this year's roundup, we ...

PPE problems: When used incorrectly personal protective equipment can create a hazard

PPE problems: When used incorrectly personal protective...

Posted on Dec 05, 2014

The accident: A backhoe operator jumped off his machine to assist another crewmember. The strap of his fall protection harness ...

Spotting safety problems: Always know what’s around you

Spotting safety problems: Always know what’s...

Posted on Dec 03, 2014

The accident: A dump truck backed onto a site behind a skid steer. The skid steer operator failed to see ...

Major miscalculations: When felling trees with an excavator, know when and where to dig

Major miscalculations: When felling trees with an...

Posted on Dec 03, 2014

The accident: A worker using a hydraulic excavator to remove trees used a bucket to dig away from the base ...

PHOTOS: How Bridgestone builds giant off-road tires at its South Carolina plant

PHOTOS: How Bridgestone builds giant off-road tires at...

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

Bridgestone’s Aiken County, South Carolina, location will now be the home of the company’s North American giant off-road radial tire ...

Fecon’s new RTF230 rubber tire mulching tractor handles ROW maintenance, snow removal

Fecon’s new RTF230 rubber tire mulching tractor...

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

Fecon has launched the new RTF230 rubber tire mulching tractor, featuring a 230-horsepower engine and 75-gpm, 6,000-psi flow to the ...

Doosan’s new DA30-5 and DA40-5 articulated dump trucks lower cost-per-ton rate (PHOTOS)

Doosan’s new DA30-5 and DA40-5 articulated dump...

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

With the 365-net-horsepower DA30-5 and 490-net-horsepower DA40-5, Doosan has launched two new articulated dump trucks featuring fuel-efficient Scania DC9 and ...

Morbark launches redesigned Boxer 120 ride-on trencher with new spring-loaded boom, standard crumber assembly

Morbark launches redesigned Boxer 120 ride-on trencher...

Posted on Nov 21, 2014

Morbark has redesigned their Boxer 118 trencher, launching the Boxer 120 dedicated trencher with new features such as a spring-loaded ...

Doosan launches 5 new wheel loaders with updated cab design, Tier 4 Scania engines (PHOTOS)

Doosan launches 5 new wheel loaders with updated cab...

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

Doosan has launched their first Tier 4 final-compliant wheel loaders with the introduction of five new models—the DL300-5, DL350-5, DL420-5, ...

Spray injection DuraPatcher is a quick, cost-effective repair solution for potholes

Spray injection DuraPatcher is a quick, cost-effective...

Posted on Nov 19, 2014

Simplify pothole repair with the DuraPatcher trailer-mounted spray injection pothole patcher. With a Tier 4 compliant diesel engine and blower ...

3 tips for avoiding deadly structural collapses on construction jobsites

3 tips for avoiding deadly structural collapses on...

Posted on Nov 17, 2014

Construction accidents often seem to occur in spurts, as you’ll hear of a cluster of accidents grouped together in a ...

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