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Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson is the executive editor of Equipment World magazine and has been writing about construction and related fields for 26 years. A 1979 graduate from the University of Alabama, Jackson is also a U.S. Army veteran and a father of two.

CARB to hold public hearing on proposed adjustments for work truck DPF requirements

CARB to hold public hearing on proposed adjustments for...

Posted on Apr 09, 2014

If you have a diesel powered, heavy construction truck that gets less than 20,000 miles a year and are concerned ...

Mailbag: Readers add criticisms, more advice for contractors and newbies looking for success in the construction business

Mailbag: Readers add criticisms, more advice for...

Posted on Apr 08, 2014

We received quite a response from a couple of recent editorials, "The newbie's guide to surviving your first week in ...

Fort Hood shooting shows why kinship is key to great leadership

Fort Hood shooting shows why kinship is key to great...

Posted on Apr 04, 2014

I spent the early part of this week writing about our 2014 Contractor of the Year for the May issue ...

Radio Shack and the construction workforce are disappearing for the same, sad reason

Radio Shack and the construction workforce are...

Posted on Apr 03, 2014

Despite a very funny Super Bowl ad and an attempt to catch up with the times by remodeling a few ...

Can Texas make high-speed rail work? California can’t

Can Texas make high-speed rail work? California can’t

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with a ...

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an anti-idling policy at your construction company

How to save money and protect equipment by creating an...

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

In construction bids, nobody likes to leave money on the table. Yet the biggest controllable expense—fuel cost—is rarely scrutinized for ...

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company owners

The 6 habits of highly successful construction company...

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

In our recent special report, “The Future of Your Construction Company”, we focused so much on contractors retiring or transitioning ...

OEMs used ConExpo to preview what will be the most revolutionary decade in the history of heavy equipment and truck technology

OEMs used ConExpo to preview what will be the most...

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

As ConExpos go, the 2014 show was a welcome shot of enthusiasm for the construction industry. But it was a ...

HyGen electric-hybrid generator provides a lot of portable power using very little fuel

HyGen electric-hybrid generator provides a lot of...

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

Combine a small diesel engine to a lithium-ion battery pack and what do you get? A hybrid electrical generator that uses ...

SUNsparq solar generator provides enough power for construction as off-grid solution for remote work

SUNsparq solar generator provides enough power for...

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

The knock against conventional solar power is that it takes a massive number of panels or collectors to generate just ...

Titan intros low-sidewall tires that improve stability, reduce recoil

Titan intros low-sidewall tires that improve stability,...

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

Bigger rims and smaller sidewalls are a popular option for cars and trucks these days, and Titan has incorporated a ...

LiuGong debuts 375B skid steer with new curved design for visibility

LiuGong debuts 375B skid steer with new curved design...

Posted on Mar 18, 2014

At the ConExpo trade show in Las Vegas, Chinese manufacturer LiuGong introduced its new skid steer design. The metal and glass ...

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