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Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data helps make their companies more competitive, explain how to adopt the technology

Two experienced fleet managers tell how telematics data...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 10, 2014

There will come a time in every construction company's life, when a trigger event will make the deployment of telematics ...

Caterpillar’s new AP1000F asphalt paver uses an integrated generator to cut screed heat time in half (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Caterpillar’s new AP1000F asphalt paver uses an...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 10, 2014

Number one on the “paving by the numbers” handout Caterpillar gives to contractors is “heat the screed.” That start-up process ...

Construction worker killed after garbage truck rams into back of pickup, knocking it off of New Orleans bridge

Construction worker killed after garbage truck rams...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 10, 2014

As a road construction crew worked last week along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in New Orleans, a garbage truck barreled ...

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth thanks to ‘shale gale’, Panama Canal expansion

AGC economist forecasts strong construction growth...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 07, 2014

The morning after Republicans won back the U.S. Senate, Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, ...

Construction adds 12,000 jobs in October, sees another big drop in unemployment

Construction adds 12,000 jobs in October, sees another...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 07, 2014

The U.S. construction industry has now added jobs for a 10th consecutive month with a gain of 12,000 workers in ...

Tape measure falls 50 stories, kills worker on New Jersey construction site

Tape measure falls 50 stories, kills worker on New...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2014

A freak accident claimed the life of a construction worker in New Jersey earlier this week, illustrating the dangers of ...

Wheel loader operator drives his machine for coffee, bathroom breaks; residents of NY town not amused

Wheel loader operator drives his machine for coffee,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2014

A wheel loader operator's use of his machine to go on coffee and bathroom breaks has upset several residents in ...

Brick facade collapses, kills worker, injures 2 others employed by unlicensed contractor in Chicago

Brick facade collapses, kills worker, injures 2 others...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 03, 2014

One worker is dead and two others were injured in Chicago last week when the brick facade of a building ...

The 7 latest trends in over-the-road Heavy Trucks that could impact your construction business

The 7 latest trends in over-the-road Heavy Trucks that...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Nov 01, 2014

Significant changes are taking place in over-the-road trucking industry, changes that contractors will also see. Some are inherent in new ...

Contractor killed in tragic double utility trench collapse in Michigan

Contractor killed in tragic double utility trench...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 31, 2014

Police near Detroit were nearly able to save a contractor from a collapsed trench before the trench collapsed again, killing ...

Excavator tumbles 60 feet from Georgia overpass, operator survives

Excavator tumbles 60 feet from Georgia overpass,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 27, 2014

A machine rollover is one of the scariest things an operator in the construction industry can face. In northwest Georgia ...

VIDEO: Backhoe shimmies across water on a bridge made of old logs

VIDEO: Backhoe shimmies across water on a bridge made...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 24, 2014

During the reconstruction of a bridge in what looks to be a very rural part of Brazil, with the water ...

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