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Video: Senzit Tracks Air Filter Life at Lower Cost Than Telematics
In this episode of The Dirt, we look at a product that tells you in real time how much longer your equipment's air filter will last.
April 8, 2022
Video: Colorado Contractor Gets Powerful Results from New Technology
OE Construction has become more efficient and profitable – even tracked down its stolen equipment. See how on this episode of The Dirt.
April 1, 2022
Video: Looking for Ways to Save on Fuel? Check Your Equipment’s Oil
In this episode of The Dirt, we discuss how switching to lighter, thinner oil can raise fuel economy.
March 25, 2022
Video: How Will the War in Ukraine Affect Contractors in 2022?
In this episode of The Dirt, the chief economist for Associated General Contractors forecasts the invasion's impact on the construction market.
March 18, 2022
A Closer Look at the World’s First All-Electric CTL: Bobcat’s T7X
In this episode of The Dirt, we get answers from Bobcat to the most pressing questions about the groundbreaking compact track loader.
March 4, 2022
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Video: How to Increase Oil-Drain Intervals Without Wrecking Your Equipment
In this video episode of The Dirt, a Chevron expert explains how to responsibly double the hours between oil changes to save on maintenance costs.
February 25, 2022
Video: How This Contractor Finds Lots of Workers on Social Media
Ken White Construction's posts on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok are bringing in resumes every day, VP says.
February 18, 2022
Video: Contractors, Don't Forget to Charge for Mobilization | The Dirt #58
Lots of small contractors are leaving this cost out of their estimates and billing – and it's costing them lots of money, especially with historically high fuel prices.
February 11, 2022
Video: A Contractor of 33 Years Shares His Recipe for Growth | The Dirt #57
In this short episode of The Dirt, you will gain valuable insight to help take your construction business to the next level.
February 4, 2022
Video: How to Maintain Construction Equipment in Cold Weather | The Dirt #56
In this episode of The Dirt, we look at how to choose the right engine and hydraulic oils for the dead of winter.
January 28, 2022
Video: Warning! Don’t Mess Around With DEF | The Dirt #55
In this video episode of The Dirt, we give a brief, easy-to-understand overview of DEF and how it should be handled – as well as things you should never, ever do.
January 21, 2022
Video: A Surprisingly Low-Cost Estimating Tool for Small Contractors
In this episode of The Dirt, host Bryan Furnace demonstrates software that has been a game changer for bidding projects.
January 14, 2022
The Labor Shortage: How Did We Get Here and What's Being Done to Fix It?
The labor shortage is hindering the growth of construction firms, a problem that may only deepen with $1 trillion in infrastructure spending coming.
January 7, 2022
Video: How Will the Construction Industry Fare in 2022? | The Dirt #52
Ken Simonson, chief economist for Associated General Contractors, looks into his crystal ball to forecast how the infrastructure bill, labor shortages, the supply chain and more will impact the industry.
December 31, 2021
Video: How to Maintain Your Transmission | The Dirt #51
What starts as a small transmission issue could lead to catastrophic failure if left unaddressed. In this episode of The Dirt, we speak with Chevron's Penney Do, who shares how to get the maximum life out of this complex, expensive component.
December 24, 2021
An Operator’s Observations: Top 5 Video Episodes of The Dirt for 2021
2021 marked a new year for “The Dirt” and a new host, equipment operator Bryan Furnace.
December 30, 2021
Video: How to Reduce Construction’s High Rate of Suicide | The Dirt #50
The suicide rate in the construction industry is more than four times higher than for the general population. Yet it’s a topic that is rarely discussed.
December 17, 2021
Video: iDig Offers Low-Cost Grade Guidance for Excavators | The Dirt #49
In the episode of The Dirt, we take a closer look at a 2D excavator guidance system that can benefit contractors without breaking the budget.
December 10, 2021
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TxDOT Issues Default Notice to Developer Over Safety of New Harbor Bridge
Joint venture Flatiron/Dragados “has refused to acknowledge the safety issues ... or taken any steps to correct them,” Texas DOT says.
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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.
5 Ways to Reduce Fuel Costs
As one of your biggest expenses, fuel usage should be watched closely. Download this eBook to learn how fleet management solutions can help you monitor key factors that can contribute to wasted fuel.