Staff Report (EQW)Better RoadsContractor speeds pavement preservation with custom road maintenance vehicleNeal Manufacturing customizes High-Volume Road Maintenance Vehicle for Material Resources to apply Onyx surface treatment to preserve asphalt roads.December 30, 2020Business“It was a wild ride.” How contractors made it through 2020The first wave of the coronavirus pandemic this spring had some contractors completely shut down and others wondering how big of a revenue hit the year would bring. Now that 2020 is basically a known quantity, Equipment World editors reached back to several of the contractors we talked with this spring with one basic question: […]December 21, 2020VocationalLatest heavy truck advances all about comfort, configurability and driver assistanceEquipment World dives into heavy-truck advancements in electronic safety features, steering, drivetrain integration, chassis and body integration. Details here.November 19, 2020BusinessHow Barriere Construction saved $1 million+ combining two departmentsFind out how Barriere Construction optimized fleet resources to ensure more efficient equipment utilization and save nearly $1 million over a year and a half.November 16, 2020EquipmentNew Compact Excavators: What Comes Standard – and What Doesn’t – Might Surprise YouCompact excavators are rapidly evolving as contractors come to rely more heavily on them for tasks beyond digging in tight spaces or for small jobs. Yet not all manufacturers are focusing on the same advancements as their competitors.October 1, 2020Contractor Disaster ResourcesFEMA is looking for a few good construction retirees for disaster response workWith a historically active hurricane season upon us, FEMA is actively recruiting retired construction supervisors and workers—including those adept at juggling all the paperwork in a typical construction office— as Reservists to help them do the many tasks required following a disaster. This is on-call work, and applicants must be available to travel within 24 […]August 27, 2020EquipmentHow Good Can Dozers Get? OEMs Answer With Their Latest ModelsDozers have been recognizable in their current form for nearly a century. After this much time a machine this basic must be fully evolved, right? Not so, say manufacturers. Their newest dozers are more advanced and more capable than ever before. Technology marches on Much of the advancement of dozer design is owed to […]August 14, 2020EquipmentSkid Steers Are Earning New Respect on the JobsiteWacker Neuson uses its All Access design theme on its skid steers, including the SW32 (shown). Features include improved service access with a cab that can be tilted forward even with the loader arms down and a wide rear door that provides easy access to daily check and PM points. The large entrance door and […]July 24, 2020EquipmentMini Skid Steers (Compact Utility Loaders) are Growing In Popularity, Size and CapabilityMini skid steers – also known as compact utility loaders and stand-on skid steers, among other names – are getting larger, more powerful and, because of their lower prices, even challenging skid steers and compact track loaders on jobsites.June 12, 2020EquipmentExcavation Innovation: Everything you need to know about the latest mid- to full-sized excavatorsThe 18-metric-ton JCB 150X features the spacious CommandPlus cab and a fully welded X-frame undercarriage. The most popular configuration has 24-inch steel tracks, a 9-foot-10-inch thumb-ready mono boom and a 109-hp engine. “New and improved” is a trite marketing phrase, but it really applies to current mid- to full-sized excavators. Biggest Bobcat Bobcat’s largest excavator, […]March 25, 2020Page 1 of 19Next PageTop StoriesBusinessAG: Contractor Charged in Largest Prevailing-Wage Theft in U.S. HistoryOne of Pennsylvania's largest road and bridge contractors is accused of stealing $20.7 million from workers' retirement and health benefits.Aerial LiftsYour Choice: Electric or Diesel With JLG's 8 New Rough-Terrain Scissors?EquipmentBobcat M3-Series Skid Steers, CTLs Designed for Cost-Conscious BuyersHeavy equipmentCat 992 Touts Massive Payload-Per-Fuel Efficiency IncreasesTechnologyWhy is Cat’s Command Station Such an Important Innovation? The Answers Might Surprise You.