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The skilled worker shortage has been looming over the construction industry, and the Associated General Contractors’ 2014 outlook shows that ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 1 & 2

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Don't ...add weight. It might seem like common sense, but if saving fuel is a top priority, go light. Even though ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 3 & 4

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Don't ...add a lift kit. Not only does the taller, heavier tires affect mileage, the body now sits higher, which creates ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 5 & 6

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Don't ...add taller/wider tires. Bigger tires add weight and increase aero drag. Do ...drive with a light right foot. Hard acceleration kills fuel ...

Pickup Fuel-saving tips 7 & 8

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Posted by Bruce Smith on Dec 01, 2013

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Pickup Fuel-saving tips 9 & 10

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74 tips for reducing equipment costs (11-20)

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 05, 2013

In my first post covering equipment cost-cutting tips 1-10, I addressed several equipment cost cutting basics, including the impact of ...

74 tips for reducing equipment costs (1-10)

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 31, 2013

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Want your construction business to be more successful? Diversify your personnel.

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Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 28, 2013

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Posted by Amy Materson on Feb 28, 2013

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How to choose the safest steel-toe boots for the job

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 13, 2013

Safety toe work boots are of the utmost importance for those of you working with heavy equipment, chemicals, are doing ...

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