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Lester Contracting grows 50% in one year thanks to focus on customer service, training and investments in machine control

Lester Contracting grows 50% in one year thanks to...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2013

Like many who work in construction today, Ken Lester got his start as a teenager working for his father. His ...

DEF Jam: Everything you need to know about buying and dispensing Diesel Exhaust Fluid

DEF Jam: Everything you need to know about buying and...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2013

Ready or not, in the near future you will get to know – and have to manage – a relatively ...

Bigger, Better? Performance advantages of 15-foot backhoes over smaller diggers are narrowing, but have not disappeared

Bigger, Better? Performance advantages of 15-foot...

Equipment

Posted by Staff Report on Aug 01, 2013

There’s a reason 14-foot backhoes comprise the bulk of backhoe sales. That size is well-suited to most of the tasks ...

Dust Control: Know how your air filters work and how to change them to avoid big repair bills

Dust Control: Know how your air filters work and how to...

Maintenance

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 01, 2013

Diesel engines have a reputation as being bulletproof. Today’s models are no less durable than before, but due to changes ...

Changing business agreements, demand shifts create commotion in the articulated dump truck market

Changing business agreements, demand shifts create...

Equipment

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 01, 2013

Several factors have created churn in the articulated dump truck market. There’s the economy, of course, including the erratic economic ...

Auto for the People: Automatic, automated transmissions make a push in heavy-duty commercial trucks

Auto for the People: Automatic, automated transmissions...

Equipment

Posted by Jack Roberts on Jul 01, 2013

That’s what makes trucking today so interesting: It is going through several revolutions and evolutions at the moment. The advent ...

West Virginia contractor inspires devotion through his own loyalty to others

West Virginia contractor inspires devotion through his...

Business

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 01, 2013

In today’s fickle world, many are often willing to abandon what they know and like for the latest and greatest, ...

Safety Watch: Best practices when driving machines on and off a trailer

Safety Watch: Best practices when driving machines on...

Safety

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 03, 2013

The Accident The owner of a small construction company that performed excavation work was preparing to backfill a pond. He had ...

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

Next-generation engine oil a vital part of heavy-duty...

Equipment

Posted by Jack Roberts on Jun 03, 2013

If recent announcements from truck manufacturers are any indication, the next generation of heavy-duty truck models and engines will be ...

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