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Machine Control: 5 Trends Contractors Need to Know

Moving earth and building roads with the help of machine control and GPS technology may not be standard operating procedure in the construction industry just yet, but it’s well on its way. Currently, about half of all motor graders and... Continue Reading

Solutions for Finding Skilled Labor

The construction industry’s skilled labor shortage is costing it huge amounts of money.Just how much money, exactly?In the case of equipment repair technicians alone, a 2015 study conducted by The College of William & Mary on behalf of... Continue Reading

Your Heavy Hauling Checklist

Not properly securing your load, especially when hauling construction equipment, can have dire consequences. According to a recent three-year study put out by the American Automobile Association, more than 200,000 crashes were the result... Continue Reading

Measurements Made Easy

The next generation of connected tools are coming to the construction jobsite. Many tech companies offer platforms designed to manage tools, but recently many tool manufacturers are coming to market with their own connected solutions... Continue Reading

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When Will AR/VR Really Take Off at the Jobsite?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the value of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in the construction industry. The technology can help visualize what a space will look like before a structure is built. Many... Continue Reading

Episode 69: Autonomous Trucks | Equipment Uptime

Tuesday, July 18, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Green FleetsPeggy Smedley talks about new ways that fleets are going green.Listen NowSegment 2: How Autonomous Trucks Will Advance Work... Continue Reading

The Secret to Creating a Safer Construction Site

The instinct to be safe is a primal one. Humans and animals are equipped with the fight or flight response to react to external threats. Beyond what is instinctively available to us, there are many devices and items to keep everyone... Continue Reading

Quick Poll: Cast your vote!

As a construction professional, you know our industry best. Which candidate do you think will move our industry forward and create opportunities for you to succeed? Continue Reading

Backhoe Market Loaded with Growth

The backhoe loader market is set to surpass $4 billion by 2026. The top global players accounted for a nearly 85-percent revenue share of the $2.14 billion backhoe loader market in 2015. APEJ (Asia Pacific excluding Japan), the largest... Continue Reading

Technology: Impact on Highway Construction

Infrastructure projects are complex and have a unique set of requirements. Contractors working on these types of projects need to be aware of regulations, safety mandates and so much more in order to succeed.In fact, a new report on the... Continue Reading

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