More from 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.

AEMP’s fall symposium: Telematics finally gets the jump-start it’s been needing

AEMP’s fall symposium: Telematics finally gets the...

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

If you weren't there, I'm sorry to say, but you missed it. What was "it?" It was the feeling of 300 light ...

Optimized Z-bar and Performance Series buckets highlight Caterpillar’s new 910K and 914K compact wheel loaders

Optimized Z-bar and Performance Series buckets...

Posted on Nov 18, 2014

So you want the breakout force of a Z-bar linkage but you don't want to give up the ability to ...

Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data helps make their companies more competitive, explain how to adopt the technology

Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data...

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

There will come a time in every construction company's life, when a trigger event will make the deployment of telematics ...

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth thanks to ‘shale gale’, Panama Canal expansion

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth...

Posted on Nov 07, 2014

The morning after Republicans won back the U.S. Senate, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, ...

How telematics is reshaping the future for equipment managers

How telematics is reshaping the future for equipment...

Posted on Nov 05, 2014

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals' 2014 Asset Management Symposium kicked off Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee, with a record-breaking crowd ...

Value-conscious, no frills Caterpillar 303E CR introduced; suited to landscaping, utility and rental applications

Value-conscious, no frills Caterpillar 303E CR...

Posted on Nov 05, 2014

In addition to its new E2 series of mini-excavators we reported on earlier, Caterpillar has also introduced another mini-ex, but ...

Caterpillar E2 series mini-excavators overcome emissions challenges with high-def hydraulics, smart technology

Caterpillar E2 series mini-excavators overcome...

Posted on Nov 03, 2014

High-definition is a term normally associated with televisions, but Caterpillar is using it to describe a new hydraulic system that ...

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West Virginia contractor Dwaine Doss was ready

When the Marcellus Shale provided the opportunity, West...

Posted on Nov 01, 2014

Most contractors understand you don’t waste daylight. But by the time the sun breaks over the mountains of central West ...

First Drive: Kenworth’s new T880 vocational truck has a luxury feel sure to please both drivers and mechanics

First Drive: Kenworth’s new T880 vocational truck...

Posted on Nov 01, 2014

Kenworth recently debuted its new flagship T880 vocational truck. The new truck, which replaces the venerable T800, went into production ...

Sneak Preview: Liebherr’s new 7-meter telehandlers: the TL 432-7, TL-436-7 and TL-441-7

Sneak Preview: Liebherr’s new 7-meter...

Posted on Oct 30, 2014

Although they won't show up in the United States until 2016, Liebherr gave us an early look last week at ...

Liebherr PR 756 Litronic dozer

Liebherr debuts 2 new dozers: PR 746 and PR 756...

Posted on Oct 29, 2014

Liebherr has expanded its Generation 6 dozer line to include two new models in the 30 to 40 ton class, ...

A John Deere 850K with hydrostatic transmission.

The Hydrostatic Revolution: How crawler dozers became...

Posted on Oct 21, 2014

Once known as one of the more difficult earthmoving machines to master, the crawler dozer­­, with the right technology, has ...

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