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.

Topcon FC-500 data collector lets you map projects and share data instantly with the cloud

Topcon FC-500 data collector lets you map projects and...

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

Mapping GIS databases on electric utilities, gas pipelines, disaster management survey points, water and wastewater operations, forestry, highway maintenance markers ...

Employee and subcontractor software speeds up billing, approval and payment processes

Employee and subcontractor software speeds up billing,...

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

Dexter + Chaney has expanded the capabilities of its Spectrum Software with the release of two new "kiosks." The Employee Kiosk ...

How one construction firm is using drag racing to recruit new talent (VIDEO)

How one construction firm is using drag racing to...

Posted on Sep 04, 2014

If you want to catch a fish you need bait. And if you want to catch the attention of a ...

AEM/AEMP draft telematics standard released; will enable unified reporting of mixed fleet systems, including 19 data points

AEM/AEMP draft telematics standard released; will...

Posted on Sep 04, 2014

If you're looking for a telematics program that can enable you to gather all your information into one unified database, ...

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your...

Posted on Sep 02, 2014

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting ...

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

Posted on Sep 01, 2014

"Why does it have to be this way? Why are we having to do one more thing?” Those are typically the ...

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on Angie’s List with a website that rates clients

It’s time for contractors to turn the tables on...

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

A lot of contractors in the residential arena are steamed about the website Angie's List, where homeowners can rate ...

What “Moneyball” and telematics have in common: they both turn information into success

What “Moneyball” and telematics have in...

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

If you've seen the movie "Moneyball", you understand how information can become a game-changer.  And if you have any smarts ...

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing...

Posted on Aug 22, 2014

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans ...

Master the art and science of telematics (and get inspired too)

Master the art and science of telematics (and get...

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

If you're trying to learn as much as you can about telematics you won't want to miss the closing keynote ...

Kenworth announces natural gas option for T880 vocational truck

Kenworth announces natural gas option for T880...

Posted on Aug 15, 2014

Kenworth today announced a natural gas option for the the company's flagship T880 vocational truck. The Kenworth T880 day cab and ...

Swift change in Ferguson a lesson in leadership: America needs more Andy Griffiths, fewer Jack Bauers

Swift change in Ferguson a lesson in leadership:...

Posted on Aug 15, 2014

If you blinked you missed it, but yesterday Missouri Governor Jay Nixon gave the country one of the finest examples ...

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