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.

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 ...

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 ...

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