More from Marcia Gruver Doyle

Marcia Gruver Doyle is editorial director of the Construction Division of Randall-Reilly, which includes Equipment World, Aggregates Manager, Better Roads, ProPickup and Total Landscape Care magazines. She's been reporting on construction for more than 30 years, and has been the chief editor of Equipment World since its inception in 1989. A graduate of Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, Marcia is past president of the Construction Writers Association and currently serves on the Marketing Committee of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. You can reach her at 205-248-1260 or via email at mgruver@randallreilly.com.

In compact track loader’s decade of dominance, 2 things have become clear

In compact track loader’s decade of dominance, 2...

Posted on Aug 31, 2015

Over the past decade, there’s been no bigger machine success story than that of the compact track loader. The revolutionary CTL, ...

Vermeer’s InSite Productivity Tools can be purchased individually, but are designed to sync together to battle the paperwork challenges of directional drilling contractors.

Vermeer’s InSite Productivity Tools eliminate...

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

Planning, mapping and recording the bore; keeping everyone informed as in-field adjustments are made; providing as-builts and finally invoicing: the ...

REVIEW: John Deere 310SK backhoe combines tight controls, high visibility and ample power

REVIEW: John Deere 310SK backhoe combines tight...

Posted on Aug 12, 2015

With a combined 57,200-plus hours of operating time, our 11 reviewers gave the Deere 310SK backhoe a solid 8.6 rating. ...

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now this California contractor doesn’t chase work

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now...

Posted on Aug 11, 2015

Andrew – or Andy – Allen chuckles when asked how he got his start in construction. “I guess you could ...

Contractor of the Year contest honors industry’s best; nominations due Oct. 2nd (VIDEO)

Contractor of the Year contest honors industry’s...

Posted on Aug 06, 2015

The Equipment World Contractor of the Year contest is now open for nominations. The program honors 12 finalists each year, ...

VIDEO: Watch Volvo excavators dance bucket-in-bucket in this cool tiltrotator demo

VIDEO: Watch Volvo excavators dance bucket-in-bucket in...

Posted on Aug 04, 2015

Usually manufacturer equipment demos are filled with hard-driving rock, and Volvo Construction Equipment’s recent event at Volvo Days in Eskilstuna, ...

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to...

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 ...

The Vermeer D24x40 S3 has guaranteed sound power of 104 decibels and an operator ear rating of 82.9 decibels.

Vermeer’s new D24x40 S3 drill cuts sound levels...

Posted on Jul 16, 2015

Continuing the introduction of its Navigator S3 horizontal directional drills, Vermeer today announced the addition of the D24x40 S3 and ...

PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie,...

Posted on Jul 14, 2015

One display at the recent Volvo Days event in Sweden had a decidedly nostalgic turn: the 1966 Volvo DR 631, ...

Volvo recently unveiled the EC140E excavator. The company's North America sales saw a huge jump in the 2Q.

Volvo CE unveils EC140E excavator with improved cab,...

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

Continuing its E-Series excavator introductions, which began last year at ConExpo, Volvo Construction Equipment launched the EC140E at its annual ...

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

During the Great Recession, one phrase reached cliché status: “this is the new normal.” In other words, suck it up, things ...

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