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.

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the power and adds numerous new features

John Deere’s new 300G LC excavator cranks up the...

Posted on Dec 18, 2014

By EPA mandate, almost every new machine introduced today includes a Tier 4 final emissions reduction system. So what really ...

Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it, control it, get out in front of it…or it will control you

Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it,...

Posted on Dec 15, 2014

You've probably heard the hype about the Internet of Things—small sensors, transmitters and computer chips embedded in everything from thermostats ...

RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives telematics information at a fraction of a big-system cost

RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives...

Posted on Dec 15, 2014

If you're intrigued by telematics-based equipment monitoring but hesitate about the cost, OEM Data Delivery has a RFID system that ...

5th Day of Construction Gifts: Actron PocketScan Plus diagnostic scan tool

5th Day of Construction Gifts: Actron PocketScan Plus...

Posted on Dec 12, 2014

Scan tools and code readers keep going down in price and going up in features. If the mechanic on your ...

Rugged new Trimble LL300S laser level stands up to jobsite abuse

Rugged new Trimble LL300S laser level stands up to...

Posted on Dec 11, 2014

Sensitive electronics don't mix well with rough jobsite conditions, but the new generation Spectra Precision LL300S laser level was built ...

3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Craftsman heavy duty plastic utility cart

3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Craftsman heavy duty...

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

These mechanics' tool carts are a great gift for anyone who struggles to keep the tools and components for a ...

2nd Day of Construction Gifts: Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine

2nd Day of Construction Gifts: Haynes Build Your Own V8...

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

Even if you know how an internal combustion engine works, this scale model, see- through engine is a great gift ...

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 ...

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