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CM Labs to Introduce 4 New Simulator Training Packs at ConExpo 2023
Four new CM Labs' virtual-reality trainers at ConExpo will focus on excavator grapples and tiltrotators, telehandlers and digger derricks.
January 13, 2023
Striking Union Members Reject CNH's 'Last, Best, Final' Offer
Workers are split 55%-45% between continuing the strike and returning to work at the Case and New Holland plants.
January 9, 2023
OSHA Reports 35 Trench Deaths in 2022 – More Than Double 2021 Toll
The year may go down as one of the deadliest in over a decade for fatal trench and excavation collapses.
January 5, 2023
Report: Nearly 1,000 Construction Workers Died of Job Injuries in 2021
The highest percentage of deaths – 40% – were attributed to falls, slips and trips.
January 4, 2023
Carlos’ Law Signed: Minimum Penalty for Worker Deaths Rises to $500K in NY
Carlos Moncayo's death in a trench in 2015 led to the new law, raising minimum penalties 50-fold for felonies in worker deaths or injuries.
December 30, 2022
Trench-Collapse Survivor Tells His Story to Help Others
Alex Parker is one of the lucky few who have survived a trench cave-in. Watch this episode of The Dirt to hear his story.
December 23, 2022
Contractors Face $691K in Penalties for Collapse That Cost Worker His Legs
Two contractors face proposed combined penalties of $691,000 following a partial building collapse during a demolition project.
December 14, 2022
Female Diesel Techs Find Challenges in Entering 'Male-Dominated Industry'
Among the biggest challenges facing female diesel technicians is gaining the respect of their male counterparts. But, the ones who stick with it often find it's an amazing job.
November 30, 2022
More Women Enter Diesel Tech Field, But Not Fast Enough to Meet Demand
Good pay and technology are attracting more women to the field, tech school instructor says.
November 23, 2022
Video: A Better Way to Train Young Construction Workers
On this episode of The Dirt, host Bryan Furnace offers a simple suggestion to improve training of young workers that could make a big difference.
November 18, 2022
Branch Civil’s Robert Kesselring Named 2022 AEMP Technician of the Year
“He's the person that we call when no one else can figure it out.”
November 2, 2022
Shops Would Do Well to Focus on Culture When Hiring Young Techs, Votech Officials Say
A paycheck isn't everything. Today's diesel tech students view workplace culture as a top consideration.
November 1, 2022
Worker Dies in Bridge Collapse During Concrete Pour in Missouri
Four workers were caught in the collapse, three of whom were able to escape with minor injuries.
October 26, 2022
Desperate Shops, Desperate Measures: Diesel Students Win in Hot Market
Aspiring diesel technicians are quickly getting snatched up, but they trail in mechanical skills compared to previous generations.
October 17, 2022
Labor Secretary Offers to Intervene in CNH Strike
As picket lines at Case and New Holland plants stretch into the 23rd week, Martin Walsh offers to help.
October 10, 2022
Contractor Faces $1.2M Fine After Operator Dies in Building Collapse
OSHA reports a compact excavator being operated exceeded the partially demolished floor's load, causing an 80-foot fall.
September 30, 2022
OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Expanded to Cases with No Death or Injuries
Employers will be placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program if OSHA finds at least two willful or repeat violations.
September 29, 2022
How Contractors are Finding Workers Amid Labor Shortage
As the construction industry continues to struggle to find enough workers, contractors are increasingly looking to new ways – or ramping up traditional ones – to attract and keep employees.
September 13, 2022
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Goodbye, 100% Bonus Depreciation! – Phase-Out Begins in 2023
The popular tax deduction for equipment purchases drops to 80% and phases out completely by 2027. Here's what you need to know.
Video: A Closer Look at Kubota’s New KX030-4 Compact Excavator
Hyundai to Re-Enter Skid Steer, CTL Market at ConExpo 2023
JCB Unveils New Hydrogen Combustion Engine for its Equipment
CNH Strike Ends after 9 Months with 60-40 Split Union Vote
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report
The 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report reveals key data showing how GPS solutions are helping fleets overcome challenges, promote safety and streamline operations. Download the report to learn more.