More from 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.

Educating employees in a construction environment

Oct 25, 2012

Educating employees in a construction environment

In today's construction environment, you can train employees in-house, or just give up and pretend you don't need to train at all. Trouble is, those companies that don't train run the risk of  falling behind those that do in terms ...

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A tire that maintains its own pressure

Oct 16, 2012

A tire that maintains its own pressure

Nothing so ruins a day as having a flat on a truck carrying 60,000 pounds of anything.  Goodyear has taken a big leap forward in developing a solution to this problem with its self-inflating technology for commercial tires. Unveiled at a German ...

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Pay for mining school grads beats Harvard

Oct 01, 2012

Pay for mining school grads beats Harvard

Who makes more money after graduating from college? Students from Harvard, or graduates of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology? The 259 students that graduated from that little mining technology program in flyover country recieved an average starting salary of ...

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Pay for mining school grads beats Harvard

Oct 01, 2012

Pay for mining school grads beats Harvard

Who makes more money after graduating from college? Students from Harvard, or graduates of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology? The 259 students that graduated from that little mining technology program in flyover country recieved an average starting salary of ...

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HHP Summit: The safety of LNG

Sep 27, 2012

When the average person views Liquified Natural Gas as a dangerous, toxic fuel, liable to explode at the slightest spark, what's an LNG provider to do?  Try wielding beakers and balloons much like Bill Nye the Science Guy might.  That's how Erik ...

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HHP Summit: ‘Natural gas will become a significant replacement for diesel’

Sep 27, 2012

The keynote speaker for the official beginning of the High Horsepower Summit was John Somerhalder, chairman, president, and CEO of AGL Resources, an Atlanta-based energy services and holding company and a member and past director of the board of the ...

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Mike Rowe sends Obama, Romney a letter

Sep 17, 2012

Mike Rowe sends Obama, Romney a letter

And guess who responds? The host of TVs Dirty Works show Mike Rowe sent President Obama a letter four  years ago about the shortage of skilled labor and the importance of manual labor in the United States. Obama never replied. So he ...

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Questions on what the EPA funds and why

Aug 30, 2012

Questions on what the EPA funds and why

You frequently hear people in the media complain about the big oil companies funding anti-global warming studies and think tanks. This they do, but you can hardly fault them for promoting their own interests. What is less well known is how ...

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Deere’s quarterly report

Aug 17, 2012

Deere’s quarterly report

How can a company do so well and yet face so much pessimism in the stock market? Deere released its third quarter results boasting of an 11-percent increase in earnings on higher sales, a 15-percent jump in worldwide sales (to $9.59 ...

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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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