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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.

Heavy equipment technicians should avoid “mechanical logic” when diagnosing electrical problems

Heavy equipment technicians should avoid...

Posted on Mar 01, 2014

Even the best mechanics and technicians tend to get brain freeze when faced with an electrical problem. Fleet managers and ...

Family’s love of equipment, disciplined work ethic grew R.L. Caudill Construction into a company that’s hard to compete with

Family’s love of equipment, disciplined work...

Posted on Mar 01, 2014

Robert L. Caudill started a small construction company in eastern Kentucky nearly 50 years ago. But today, at age 73, ...

ConExpo coverage begins and ends with honors for the best in the construction industry

ConExpo coverage begins and ends with honors for the...

Posted on Feb 27, 2014

Who are the best contractors, technicians and fleets in the heavy construction industry? We're about to find out. While ConExpo is traditionally ...

VIDEO: How a beaten-up 1949 Hudson barely made it across the country to spread the Gospel of Infrastructure

VIDEO: How a beaten-up 1949 Hudson barely made it...

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

What's more American than a round-the-country road trip in a vintage vehicle? Fifth-generation roadbuilder Dan McNichol has been driving a rusty, ...

Wall Street tycoon wants to save the planet with attack...

Posted on Feb 24, 2014

The New York Times on Tuesday prominently reported the plans of a hedge fund manager who intends to splatter the ...

AEMP-AEM collaborate on telematics; new data points will revolutionize mixed-fleet equipment management

AEMP-AEM collaborate on telematics; new data points...

Posted on Feb 24, 2014

A historic collaboration between the Association of Equipment Management Professionals and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers announced today will bring ...

UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call for unions: This ain’t Germany

UAW defeat in Chattanooga ought to be a wake up call...

Posted on Feb 20, 2014

Last week when factory workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, facility voted against forming a union, the headlines characterized it as ...

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7 rules for your first week

The Newbie’s Guide to Succeeding in Construction: 7...

Posted on Feb 12, 2014

Our industry needs young men. Young men need jobs. You would think these problems would solve each other, but there's a ...

Fluid analysis master class: Understanding the relationship between lube oil, coolants and biodiesel

Fluid analysis master class: Understanding the...

Posted on Feb 04, 2014

Seeing traces of coolant or fuel dilution in a lube oil analysis doesn’t necessarily mean what it did 10 years ...

Making mud flow better, Putzmeister America debuts two new concrete pumps

Making mud flow better, Putzmeister America debuts two...

Posted on Jan 24, 2014

A number of design enhancements and improvements went into the two new concrete boom pumps shown by Putzmeister at the ...

Minnich adds remote control to concrete doweling machine

Minnich adds remote control to concrete doweling...

Posted on Jan 24, 2014

By allowing the operator to stand at a distance from the work, the Minnich wireless remote control improves safety and ...

Topcon unveils the LN-100: world’s first 3D positioning solution designed for BIM and construction layout

Topcon unveils the LN-100: world’s first 3D...

Posted on Jan 24, 2014

If you've ever felt like a total station is more tool than you need or understand, Topcon has come up ...

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