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.

Add a touch of class and steel to your walls with these Van Gogh-inspired heavy equipment paintings

Add a touch of class and steel to your walls with these...

Posted on Aug 15, 2014

If you're looking for a novel piece of art for your office or home, something that reflects who you are ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Posted on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

Workforce development program gives teens a small paid job with classroom time; could be model for construction industry

Workforce development program gives teens a small paid...

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article Thursday describing how a wire factory in Georgia employed high school kids ...

PHOTOS: Tour John Deere world HQ; an engineering feat not unlike the company’s equipment

PHOTOS: Tour John Deere world HQ; an engineering feat...

Posted on Aug 07, 2014

In 1958 Deere & Company's board of directors approving a radical and forward thinking design for it's new Administrative Center, ...

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

Posted on Aug 06, 2014

One of America's unique talents is a genius for logistics. We practically invented the concept and have put it to ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Posted on Aug 01, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

MEN VS. WOMEN: Who are the better heavy equipment operators?

MEN VS. WOMEN: Who are the better heavy equipment...

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

Many people assume that operating heavy construction equipment is a man’s job. After all, these are big, powerful machines. Grease ...

Need to know more about telematics? Learn from the best at AEMP’s 2014 Asset Management Symposium

Need to know more about telematics? Learn from the best...

Posted on Jul 31, 2014

Telematics is reshaping the way we do construction, but the learning curve is steep and many contractors struggle to master ...

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not second-career construction?

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not...

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

A recent article in the American Conservative talked up the merits and challenges of second-career farming, where middle age professionals ...

Construction newbies: How to find your place at the right company and launch a successful career in the industry

Construction newbies: How to find your place at the...

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

In the previous installments of this series I wrote about what it takes to survive your first week and month ...

AEMP to collaborate with ARA on education, training and research

AEMP to collaborate with ARA on education, training and...

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals today announced a partnership agreement with the American Rental Association. The collaboration will enable ...

Dire States hits the road to drum up support for Texas highway construction initiative

Dire States hits the road to drum up support for Texas...

Posted on Jul 15, 2014

Nearly 180 years ago the toughest hombres ever to ride a horse and carry a rifle blazed a trail across ...

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