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.

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for maximum productivity

Service Truck Trends: How to spec your next truck for...

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

With the recession a distant memory, contactors are buying new equipment again and one of the categories of equipment to ...

Case launches 586H, 588H rough terrain forklifts free of emissions maintenance worries

Case launches 586H, 588H rough terrain forklifts free...

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

Case has debuted a pair of new Tier 4 Final rough terrain forklifts, the 586H and 588H. Rated at 74 horsepower ...

VMAC’s Underhood Lite provides on-board air for European-style work vans

VMAC’s Underhood Lite provides on-board air for...

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

In the last few years work vans have surged in popularity thanks to dozens of new contractor focused designs. But ...

High speed or just inching along, Komatsu’s new GD655-6 motor grader offers wealth of new features

High speed or just inching along, Komatsu’s new...

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

Komatsu's new GD655-6 motor grader, like a premium pickup truck, comes with just about every bell and whistle you could ...

REVIEW: Bobcat S650 skid steer bolstered by Bob-Tach but has room for improvement

REVIEW: Bobcat S650 skid steer bolstered by Bob-Tach...

Posted on Mar 26, 2015

While our reviewers were a bit stingy with their numerical ratings, in their comments to us and in our surveys, ...

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce, industry must abandon tribal knowledge for Web reference

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce,...

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

Last week while attending the Association of Equipment Management Professionals Management Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, I heard a ...

In-cab video monitoring with telematics driver scoring brings big benefits to truck fleets

In-cab video monitoring with telematics driver scoring...

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

One of the biggest concerns fleet managers have is the safety of their drivers and operators and there is no ...

“Embrace disruptive technology or go out of business,” AEMP telematics, tech seminar warns contractors

“Embrace disruptive technology or go out of...

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

The first telematics session at the Association of Equipment Management Professionals 33rd Management Conference and Annual Meeting started out with ...

Silicone wedding bands keep your hands, fingers (and marriage) safe on the jobsite

Silicone wedding bands keep your hands, fingers (and...

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

This may mean squat to you. Then again it may save a finger, a hand or a life. I'm talking about ...

Texas toll road fight proves how badly we need a gas tax hike

Texas toll road fight proves how badly we need a gas...

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

When push comes to shove, Texans can get more than a little rowdy. Of late, their cantankerous streak has flared ...

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t...

Posted on Mar 11, 2015

Fire prevention is everybody’s job, but there is one person who can do more than most to keep heavy equipment ...

McLaughlin VX30-300 vacuum excavator offers big machine features in a small footprint

McLaughlin VX30-300 vacuum excavator offers big machine...

Posted on Mar 10, 2015

You won't need a CDL to pull the 9,999-pound gross-vehicle-weight-rated VX30-300 vacuum excavator from McLaughlin, but you can do plenty ...

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