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Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson is the executive editor of Equipment World magazine and has been writing about construction and related fields for 26 years. A 1979 graduate from the University of Alabama, Jackson is also a U.S. Army veteran and a father of two.

Diesel aftertreatment works suprisingly well

Jul 12, 2012

Diesel aftertreatment works suprisingly well

Emissions aftertreatment systems in heavy diesel trucks and equipment may be one of the most expensive regulatory demands in the history of government, but new research indicates that they are having the intended effect. According to tests done by the University ...

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Earnings report: Cummins, sweet dividend, flat market

Jul 09, 2012

Earnings report: Cummins, sweet dividend, flat market

July brings a whole slew of quarterly earnings reports from the major equipment and engine manufacturers, including Cummins, which seasoned investors with a sweet 25-percent increase in its dividend, before noting a reduced outlook for the remainder of 2012. The headwinds ...

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Tier 5 is here

Jun 28, 2012

Tier 5 is here

Little noticed in the mainstream news scream yesterday was a decision by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency's request to treat carbon dioxide as a human health hazard. With ...

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TIGER award winners announced

Feb 22, 2010

Recipients of the $1.5 billion in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery awards from the federal government were announced Wednesday. Rail freight projects seemed to gather the top awards, but every state got a little slice of the pie.

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