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.

Magellan’s in-cab truck monitors can take you places, tell you things no other vehicle nav systems offer

Magellan’s in-cab truck monitors can take you places,...

Posted on Nov 09, 2015

Lots of may people use Siri on their iPhone or Google Maps on other smartphones to navigate when they’re driving. ...

Treads and threads: Timberland puts the rubber under your truck and your feet in recycling, rewards program

Treads and threads: Timberland puts the rubber under...

Posted on Nov 05, 2015

Trucks need traction, so do your feet. Timberland, the same people who make outdoor clothing and footwear, came up with ...

Chevy let Kid Rock design a Silverado 3500 dually… and it’s actually kind of cool? (PHOTOS)

Chevy let Kid Rock design a Silverado 3500...

Posted on Nov 04, 2015

It's doubtful many construction contractors would want to tie their reputation and brand to a formerly-rappin' redneck rockstar, but that ...

Builder bots like the Swiss ‘IF’ could be the answer to the skilled worker shortage. And they’re not far off (VIDEO)

Builder bots like the Swiss ‘IF’ could be...

Posted on Oct 23, 2015

 If you have toured an automotive or heavy-equipment factory, those robotic welding machines probably impressed you. These multi-jointed arms reach, swing, ...

John Deere launches sulfur compatibility kits for Tier 4 engines in non-regulated countries

John Deere launches sulfur compatibility kits for Tier...

Posted on Oct 21, 2015

John Deere has launched their "Sulfur Compatibility Solutions" this week for their Tier 4 and Tier 4 Interim engines operating in non-regulated ...

Bobcat unveils Trimble 3D grade control for M-Series, a first for compact loaders

Bobcat unveils Trimble 3D grade control for M-Series, a...

Posted on Oct 20, 2015

In big earthmoving jobs 3D GPS machine control on dozers and motor graders has proven its worth. Now Bobcat is ...

Spreading his love for the work has been key to this California excavation contractor’s success

Spreading his love for the work has been key to this...

Posted on Oct 06, 2015

Although a star football player in high school, Dave Spurr had the sense to realize that only a rare few ...

Big Brother or Better Drivers? Inside the monitoring tech trucking and Caterpillar’s Smartband are using to make operation safer

Big Brother or Better Drivers? Inside the monitoring...

Posted on Sep 23, 2015

If Big Brother isn't watching you, he should be. And you should be glad he is. The revolution in digital technology ...

Volkswagen Dieselgate fallout could affect everyone who makes or uses big trucks and construction equipment

Volkswagen Dieselgate fallout could affect everyone who...

Posted on Sep 22, 2015

Volkswagen's highly publicized diesel emissions cheating scandal, now said to effect more than 11 million vehicles, brings to mind a ...

Looking for that leatherneck style? IronPlanet/GovPlanet auctioning surplus Marine Corps construction machines

Looking for that leatherneck style?...

Posted on Sep 21, 2015

If you hate the color of yellow iron, or you're nostalgic for your days in olive drab, or just looking ...

Prototype “smart vest” could greatly reduce highway worker deaths and injuries by talking to traffic (VIDEO)

Prototype “smart vest” could greatly reduce...

Posted on Sep 04, 2015

With almost 600 construction workers killed a year in work-zone related accidents, the industry is desperate for some solutions. Researchers at ...

Link multiple generators to meet customized power needs with Kohler’s Mobile Paralleling Box

Link multiple generators to meet customized power needs...

Posted on Sep 03, 2015

Line ‘em up and throw the switch. With Kohler Power Systems new Mobile Paralleling Box you can link different size ...

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